|Questia Media, Inc., an online library, has announced an agreement
with America Online (AOL) to provide Questia's online library resources
to AOL members and Netscape users.
Under the agreement, Questia will sponsor portions of AOL's Research
& Learn Channel, which offers students and lifelong learners a gateway
to knowledge by providing a one-stop shop for conducting research and learning
more about specialized topics. Questia will also be available as an online
library within Netscape's Research & Learn area and will sponsor the
AOL Parenting areas of Homework Help and Back to School. In addition, the
agreement provides AOL members who access the specified Questia links on
the Research & Learn Channel with a 1-month free trial of the Questia
service, which features major scholarly books and leading journal articles
for undergraduate students in the liberal arts.
"Having an online library available in your home is one of the resources
that is continually requested by our members," said Terry Crane, vice president
ofAOL Education. "With the Questia online library, students and researchers
will have 24-hour, 7-day-a-week access to a library of the same scholarly
books found in the best collegiate libraries. We believe Questia will be
a valuable and complementary addition to our Research & Learn Channel."
"With the steady increase of technology in today's classrooms, our agreement
with America Online is great news for the increasing number of people who
use the Internet as an academic tool," said Troy Williams, founder and
CEO of Questia Media, Inc. "It will provide students, parents, teachers,
and lifelong learners who visit AOL's Research & Learn access to more
than 45,000 high-quality books and journal articles available in the Questia
online library. With millions of AOL members visiting the Research &
Learn Channel on a monthly basis, Questia will be able to reach and offer
special promotions to a highly targeted audience that is predisposed to
learning and continued education."
According to the announcement, as students increasingly migrate online
for academic resources, Questia will satisfy their need for high-quality,
credible content. Users can search the titles in the Questia library for
free, while a subscription fee enables subscribers to read the entire book.
Questia's scholarly library is combined with tools that facilitate research
and paper writing, such as the automated footnote and bibliography generator,
highlighter, dictionary, encyclopedia, thesaurus, and personalization tools.
Source: Questia Media, Inc., Houston, 888/950-2580, 713/358-2500; http://www.questia.com.