Questia is the world’s only full-featured academic research app for iOS, and its latest version is all-new and surely the best version yet. Get the most out of your Questia subscription by taking your research with you, no matter where you go.

Begin with powerful search capabilities atop a librarian-curated collection of over 89,000 academic books and ten million articles from over a thousand of the world’s leading publishers. Add a full suite of research and organizational tools, including Questia’s totally rethought and redesigned in-app reader with gesture-based highlighting and notation. Use your Questia account to access your saved work from any mobile device as well as additional tools and exclusive how-to guides on the website.

Discover valuable sources, write better papers, and take your research to the next level. Because it’s more than an online library. It’s Questia.


Compatible with iOS7.0 and higher. Please note the Questia Library is available for Questia accounts but NOT for Questia School accounts.

Recurring Billing:

Full access to Questia is available for purchase within the app. At the time of purchase, your iTunes account will be charged an initial amount of $19.99 for one month of access, $39.99 for three months of access, or $99.99 for one year of access. Amounts may vary depending on your local currency. Questia subscriptions will automatically renew at the same duration and price, and your iTunes account will be charged within 24 hours prior to the end of each subscription period. You may cancel by turning off auto-renewal in your Account Settings at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Use of the service is governed by our User Agreements.

What’s New

Version 4.4.0

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4 Ratings
4 Ratings
InfoSeeker2 ,

Great Source

This App is helpful to high school seniors who desire to conduct research, but do not have access to a computer or laptop off campus. However, it would get rated 5 stars if it offered the citations for MLS and APA.

Dr.Bop ,

App exists only to sell subscription

The Questia subscription service, particularly the annual version at $100 a year, is an excellent value. You receive instant electronic access to thousands of scholarly books and journals -- any one of which may cost that or more.

Yet the barely functional, buggy, and unstable Questia App is hugely disappointing. It appears that the marketers behind the Questia service wanted something to suffice for just 24 hours -- its free demo period -- only long enough before you needed to subscribe as a paying customer or forget the whole thing.

The Web-based experience is slightly better, but antiquated as well. Help files discuss options for using either Internet Explorer or Netscape Browsers. 😳

When you access the service via a web browser (on a desktop or laptop or even your iPad), the iPad *app* has no awareness of what you did using the web, even though you use the same account credentials. The app is inexplicably crippled, dumbed down from functionality on its web counterpart, and kept ignorant of your web-based actions using the same account.

It's truly a shame because the iPad experience -- clearly an afterthought for nothing but marketing purposes -- could have been a greatly useful tool to students and researchers.

Buy the subscription for content. Muddle thru the clunky but serviceable web interface. It works ok even on an iPad (without Internet Explorer or Netscape browsers).

hamiltonpaul73 ,

Fantastic Service, but second rate App

This is truly a stellar service and value, but the app has basic problems that make it frustrating to use. For example, you can't erase a "search" once you have entered it. You have to log out of the application if you want to start a new search. This is really basic, folks!

And you can't highlight texts using the iPhone or iPad - which would be a wonderful help.

As another reviewer said, the web based interface is clunky, but basically functional. The library access, though, for the money just cannot be praised enough. If you are doing research, it's an invaluable tool. Just wish they had put more work into their user experience. And I really hope they improve the functionality of the iPhone and iPad apps - amazing research tools!


Questia Media Inc
76.1 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
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In-App Purchases
  1. Questia Subscription $19.99
  2. Questia Subscription $39.99
  3. Questia Subscription $99.99


  • Family Sharing

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