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

auldtwa ,

way nicer to read than the website

I already have a Questia account, so the subscription fee isn't an issue for me. (Your cost is less per month if you pay yearly, btw). But the Questia website is a bit clunky to read on--trying to find and keep the "next page"button and slow loading. This app is easy to read and easy to navigate. A really nice addition for Questia fans-already.

Questia doesn't have a lot of current fiction. It is no substitute for ebooks for that. But for access to research on a wide variety of topics it is a serioiusly useful resource. And now I can do it from my easy chair.

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).


Questia Media Inc
76.1 MB

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

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


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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