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Questia is an online research library for books and journal articles focusing on the humanities and social sciences. Questia has curated titles from over 300 trusted publishers, including 77,000 full-text books and 4 million journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, as well as encyclopedia entries. Paid access to Questia costs $99 per year.

As of August 2012 Questia has generously agreed to give free, full-access 1-year accounts for 2000 Wikipedia editors to use, distributed at the discretion of the community. Editors will need a 1-year-old account and 1000 edits in order to qualify. At the end of 1 year, editors who found the resource useful can simply re-apply.


  • You do not have free online access to these Questia products through your local library or university
  • You have your preferences enabled to receive email messages on English Wikipedia; (see Special:Preferences)
  • You have an account that is a minimum of 1 year old
  • You have a minimum of 1000 edits to the encyclopedia
  • You are active in content generation, research, and/or verification work


Approved editors may
  • Search, view, retrieve, and display portions of restricted content
  • Electronically save portions of restricted content
  • Print out single copies of portions of restricted content
  • Comply with any terms and conditions which appear on the particular pages of the Questia website they are accessing
Approved editors will not
  • Share their account logins or passwords with others
  • Mass scrape or mass download Questia content
  • Systematically make printed or electronic copies of multiple extracts of restricted content available for any purpose
  • Datamine metadata without permission, in order, for instance, to use metadata for auto-created stub articles
  • Use the access provided through the Pilot for any commercial purpose
Private and confidential information
  • You will need to have a confirmed email address to participate. You understand and agree that your name and email address may be shared with representatives of the Wikimedia Foundation, Wikipedia Library, and Questia Online Library. While Wikipedia Library coordinators are volunteers (not employees or contractors of the Wikimedia Foundation or Questia Online Library), they have signed confidentiality agreements with the Wikimedia Foundation with regards to the personal information they may handle for the Wikipedia Library.


  • Editors should always provide original citation information, in addition to linking a Questia article, per WP:V and WP:SAYWHEREYOUGOTIT
  • Editors should not provide bare links to non-free Questia pages
  • Editors should note "(subscription required)" in the citation, where appropriate
<ref>{{cite web|title=National implementation committee approves funds for Swami Vivekananda values' education project|url=|publisher=US Fed News Service, Including US State News |accessdate=14 April 2012|date=September 2010|subscription=yes|via=[[Questia]]}}</ref>

If citing a book, optionally adding the ISBN of the cited book (found inside the Questia book, on its copyright page) increases both accessibility and verifiability for those without Questia access, who may then use the automatically-generated ISBN hyperlink. ISBNs can be included in many citation templates (including cite web), by means of the |isbn= parameter. Alternatively, as in the example below, immediately after (outside) the citation and Questia reference templates, simply type the acronym ISBN (with no punctuation) followed by one space and then the 13-digit (preferred) or 10-digit ISBN.

<ref>{{cite book|last1=Morris|first1=Christopher|title=The Big Muddy: An Environmental History of the Mississippi and Its Peoples, from Hernando De Soto to Hurricane Katrina|year=2012|publisher=Oxford University Press|location=New York|pages=70, 74|url=|accessdate=12 July 2014|subscription=yes|via=[[Questia]]|isbn= 978-0195316919}}

Apply or renew[edit]

  1. Add your username at the bottom with #{{user8|USERNAME|Project=code}} (eg. {{user8|Example|Project=en}}). Tell us what areas you're active in and how you'll use the Questia resources. If you had an account, it expires after one year, so please reapply.
  2. Phalaris (talk · contribs · count · email). I'm an Italian researcher, active in adding references and to emendate Wikipedia articles. I cross the fingers! -- @Phalaris: you do not have an E-mail listed. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 08:00, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  3. Macreanu Iulian (talk · contribs · count · email). I'm an Romanian editor, beeing interested in history in general and in the First World War in particular. I am also one of the editors in charge with promotion of the Featured Articles on ro-Wiki, when having acces to reliable sources is paramount. --Macreanu Iulian (talk) 19:58, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
  4. Curly Turkey (talk · contribs · count · email). I just found out my account expired and hope to renew. I've made good use of Questia in generating content and would be happy to continue. Curly Turkey ¡gobble! 06:31, 25 December 2014 (UTC)
  5. Wifione (talk · contribs · count · email). I am an editor on the English Wikipedia and access to Questia would assist me in adding references to the many articles I patrol in AfD. Thanks. Wifione Message 16:17, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  6. Redtigerxyz (talk · contribs · count · email) Questia gives access to many papers and books on Hinduism. My account has expired and wish to renew it. I am one of the main contributors to 5 FAs, more than 40 GAs and more than 150 DYKs. --Redtigerxyz Talk 17:59, 26 December 2014 (UTC)
  7. Indopug (talk · contribs · count · email) Questia will be very useful for my work in Indian political history (where I have written 3 featured lists). I am also a frequent FAC reviewer and can use the resource to check references. In other topics I have an FA, two GAs and two FLs.—indopug (talk) 12:17, 27 December 2014 (UTC)
  8. Got "reactivate" message -- guess it is time. Active in a number of issues for which Questia has been useful in the past. Collect (talk) 12:20, 27 December 2014 (UTC)