CHICAGO, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Questia (www.questia.com), the premier online research and paper-writing tool for students, today announced the release of its new iOS app designed specifically to provide a compelling mobile research experience, allowing students to write even better research papers faster.
According to a recent Questia survey, students spend an average of seven hours researching each term paper, while many spend 10 hours or more! The same survey also discovered that, after researching, the average college student spends a total of 6-10 hours writing their research paper. Finding the time to properly research and write a term paper between classes or work is no easy feat, and researching on the go is even trickier. While there may be various research apps for mobile phones out there, only one provides quick access to highly relevant content, research tools to evaluate material quickly and a workspace to organize it all for an easier writing experience.
The new iPhone/iPad app encompasses three key features for users that will help enhance their research and writing experience.
- Search & Discovery: Questia's online collection contains over 75,000 books and 9 million articles. The new app provides a simple search interface to make it easy for users to quickly find and evaluate content. With the search feature, users have instant access to high-quality content hand-selected by librarians.
- Smooth Reading: Reading on a mobile device's small screen used to get frustrating fast. The new app features a fluid reading style with easy-turn pages on par with the popular tablet reading styles.
- Saved Projects: Few people use mobile phones as their primary tool for research, but having it as a handy side-kick for researching on the go makes for limitless possibilities. The Questia iOS app simplifies projects, making it easy for users to save and later access research both on their mobile and on their computer.
With the user friendly interface, students can easily navigate between the platforms to search content, read the material and add items to their workspace.
The new Questia iPhone/iPad app helps students access information on the go and write better research papers faster. The free app will be available January 14 for download in the iTunes store. Visit the Questia blog for more information on the new Questia iOS app.
About Cengage Learning and Questia
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, software and services company serving the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Questia, part of Cengage Learning, is the Web's premier online collection of copyrighted scholarly books, academic journals and research periodicals for students and includes integrated tools for note taking, organizing research, citing sources, creating footnotes and building bibliographies to help students write better research papers faster. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.questia.com.
SOURCE Cengage Learning