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ENC 1102 College Composition II: CQ Researcher

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Using CQ Researcher

What is CQ Researcher?

CQ Researcher reports offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Each report gives readers a broad overview of the subject, including the historical background, current controversies, statistics, and a bibliography of additional readings. CQ Researcher is published by Congressional Quarterly

Where is CQ Researcher?

CQ Researcher reports are available in print and electronic form. The PSC Library has the print reports in print form in the reference collection. To access CQ Researcher directly through the Internet you must have a subscription. Currently enrolled students can access the CQ Researcher online by logging into the PSC databases through the library web site.

How do you search for a CQ Researcher report?

CQ Researcher Online is both a tool for selecting a topic to research and a comprehensive resource for exploring that topic. To start your topic search, consider the recent CQ Researcher reports listed on the Home page.

If you are looking for a particularly timely topic, check In the News, which provides updates on issues covered in recent CQ Researcher reports. Or, consult Coming Up to learn about forthcoming reports.

If you have a topic in mind but need to narrow the focus, try Browse by Topic link which will help you fine-tune your selection. For example, by selecting the subject header "Medical Care," you will discover reports related to dozens of more narrow subjects, such as "Managed Care," "Medical Malpractice," and "Medical Mistakes."

When in doubt, try a keyword Search. CQ Researcher reports cover a wide range of political and social issues, including topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Keyword searching may uncover information or analysis on the exact topic you are researching.

Once you have a report that interests you, print your report or e-mail it to yourself for later use.

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