Reagan And Clinton Top The Chart Of Online Research In June
Houston, TX (ContentDesk) July 13, 2004 -- The death of President Ronald Reagan and President Bill Clinton's newly published memoirs not only occupied national news in June but also occupied the mindshare of ebook readers and their online research habits. Leading the Top 20 Best Read eBooks list was "Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator," by Bernard K. Duffy. A second book about Reagan landed in ninth place: "Exit with Honor: The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan," by William E. Pemberton.
Interest in Clinton's life and presidency, spurred by his new memoirs, "My Life," by Bill Clinton, drove ebook readership of "The Clinton Legacy," edited by Colin Campbell and Bert A. Rockman. To see the full list of best read ebooks for June, please visit www.top20ebooks.com. eBook readers of the Questia online library of more than 49,000 books and 390,000 articles include secondary and undergraduate students using the Questia service for research paper topics, educators and graduate students doing online research for post-graduate degrees, and leisure readers honing up on current events or researching hobbies and personal interests. Users of Questia could do online research using 21,864 search results for Reagan and 53,873 search results for Clinton, found on the Questia online library.Questia users can perform their own searches of the more than 49,000 books and 390,000 articles or they can access over 5,000 research paper topics on the Questia website.
Each of the 5,000 research paper topics includes premier books and articles on a given topic with content hand-selected by academic librarians. Research paper topics related to the most popular ebook subjects are available to Questia users and include: Ronald Reagan; Reagan Doctrine; Reaganomics; Bill Clinton; Impeachment of Bill Clinton; and Clinton-Lewinsky Scandal. To develop the Top 20 Best Read eBooks, the reading patterns of Questia users are aggregated and then ranked, with ranking based primarily on page views (each time one user looks at a page results in one "page view") and the overall number of unique users who accessed that title. Secondarily, book length is factored in to correct for the fact that shorter books, even if read in their entirety, would have fewer page views. The June 2004 list and past lists can be accessed at www.top20ebooks.com .
The July 2004 list will be available online in early August.The Questia service is a personal online library for its subscribers, offering unlimited, simultaneous access to complete titles regardless of how many other users are reading the same book, magazine, newspaper or journal article. Research tools help students and researchers organize, highlight, cite, and store their work on personalized bookshelves in the Questia library. A list of 5,000 research paper topics is included in the Questia library. Subscription fees range from $19.95 per month to $119.95 per year.Top 20 Best Read eBooks of June 20041. "Ronald Reagan: The
Great Communicator," by Bernard K.
Duffy. Greenwood Press, 1992.2. "We Now Know: Rethinking Cold War History," by John Lewis Gaddis. Oxford University Press, 1998.3. "Writing with Power," by Peter Elbow.
Oxford University Press, 1998.4. "The Clinton Legacy," by Colin Campbell. Chatham House, 2000.5. "Classic Cult Fiction: A Companion to Popular Cult Literature," by Thomas Reed Whissen. Greenwood Press, 1992.6.
"The Cold War: The United States and the Soviet Union, 1917-1991," by Ronald E. Powaski. Oxford University Press, 1998.7. "Domestic Violence: Facts and Fallacies," by Richard L. Davis.
Praeger, 1998.8. "Buddhism: A Very Short Introduction," by Damien Keown. Oxford University Press, 1996.9. "Exit with Honor: The Life and Presidency of Ronald Reagan," by William E. Pemberton.
M.E. Sharpe, 1998.10. "The World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders," by Bryna Siegel. Oxford University Press, 1998.11. "The Iliad," by Homer and translated by Stanley Lombardo.
Hackett Publishing Company, 1997.12. "Leadership for the Twenty-First Century," by Joseph C. Rost. Praeger, 1993.13. "Culture and Customs of Japan," by Noriko Kamachi and edited by Hanchao Lu.
Greenwood Press, 1999.14. "Racism: A Short History," by George M. Frederickson. Princeton University Press, 2002.15. "A Rose for Emily," by William Faulkner and edited by M.
Thomas Inge. Charles E. Merrill Publishing, 1970.16. "A World in Flames: A Short History of the Second World War in Europe and Asia, 1939-1945," by Martin Kitchen. Longman, 1990.17.
"Causes and Consequences of World War II," by Robert E. Divine. Quadrangle Books, 1969.18. "The Importance of Learning Styles: Understanding the Implications for Learning, Course Design, and Education," edited by Serbrenia J. Sims.
Greenwood Press, 1995.19. "Philosophy of Education," by Nel Noddings. Westview, 1998.20. "Dangerous Relationships: How to Stop Domestic Violence Before it Stops You," by Noelle Nelson. Insight Books, 1997.Rankings reflect total page views and unique users on the Questia service for June 1 through June 30, 2004, statistically weighted to factor in book length.About QuestiaFounded 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.