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ENC 1102 - College Composition II: CQ Researcher

Argumentative Essay

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Using CQ Researcher

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What is CQ Researcher?

CQ Researcher 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

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 Topics listed on the Home page.

If you are looking for a particularly timely topic, check Hot Topics, which provides updates on issues covered in recent CQ Researcher reports. Or, consult Upcoming to learn about forthcoming reports.

If you have a topic in mind but need to narrow the focus, try clicking on a topic, which will help you fine-tune your selection. For example, by selecting the subject header "Agriculture," you will discover reports related to dozens of more narrow subjects, such as "Forever Chemicals," "Climate Change," and "Food Security."

If you need to write a position or argumentative paper, there is the Pro/Con tab. This section lists topics in alphabetical order. After clicking on a topic that interests you, there will be pro/con questions that you can consider. 

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, use the Get Link or Download PDF to save it for later use.

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