Technology Graduation Gifts Break the Mold -- Online Library with 440,000 eTitles and 5,000 Research Paper Topics Among Popular Graduation Gifts with Technology Savvy Graduates

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Parents recognize the consumer habits among their technology savvy offspring and are buying technology and Internet related graduation gifts. Products like iPods and camera cell phones along with online subscription services like Questia, are popular this graduation season.

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– Forgoing the traditional graduation gifts of pen sets, watches and the like, today’s parents and families are looking to technology and the Internet for their graduation gifts. Gifts like iPods, camera cell phones, DVD players, and online subscription services such as the Questia online library lead the way for this 2004 graduation season.

Recognizing the consumer habits of their technology savvy offspring, parents are giving graduation gifts that appeal to appetites and lifestyles that are used to instant messaging, email, portable music devices, and online research. In fact, 94% of youth ages 12-17 who have Internet access say they use the Internet for school research (Pew Internet & American Life Project).

Parents who want a more academically oriented graduation gift are choosing to give a subscription to Questia, the world’s largest online library. A $19.95 monthly, $44.95 quarterly or $119.95 annual subscription provides 24/7 access to more than 440,000 books, journal, magazine, and newspaper articles, 5,000 research paper topics, and a research toolkit that includes a tool that auto-creates citations and bibliographies. These parents know that a graduation gift of a Questia subscription will not only provide their graduates with a high quality, online library but will also equip them with the tools to do better research, both faster and easier from the safety and convenience of a dorm room or home.

Questia subscribers can perform their own search of the more than 49,500 books and 392,000 articles or they can access over 5,000 research paper topics on the Questia website. Each of the 5,000 research paper topics provides premier books and articles on the given topic with featured content hand-selected by academic librarians. The complete list of research paper topics is easily accessible through an alphabetized listing or through the Questia search feature. The Questia toolkit provides tools that save time and are convenient and easy to use. For example, one tool allows a subscriber to automatically create properly formatted citations and bibliographies, another tool highlights text in a book, and another tool, the How to Write a Research Paper guide, provides research paper writing tips.

Graduation gifts like pen sets seem as quaint and antiquated as typewriters and videocassette players. Today’s parents recognize the technology sophisticates they have raised and are giving graduation gifts that continue to reflect this trend.

About Questia

Founded in 1998, Questia Media, Inc., launched its revolutionary online library in January 2001, with powerful search and writing tools created specifically to help students do better research and write better papers. Questia provides unlimited access to the full content of an extensive collection of books and journal articles, as well as a wide range of tools, including highlighter, markup, automatic footnotes and bibliography builder. For millions of students and researchers, the Questia SM service enables them to efficiently research and compose papers at any time, from virtually every connected corner of the world.

Based in Houston, Questia is delivering on the true promise of the Internet by providing access to a wealth of human knowledge.

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