The CQ Electronic Library is made up of various databases including: CQ Researcher, CQ Weekly, Encyclopedia of American Government, Public Affairs Collection, and Supreme Court Collection. This post highlights CQ Researcher usefulness when getting started on a research topic. CQ Researcher is a reference database that covers a wide range of issues and is better known for its current and controversial news articles. The front page of the database gives a brief look at the weekly Featured Report as well as hot topics.
You can start your search by clicking on “Browse Topics” and reviewing the kind of information available within that topic, or you can do a simple keyword search on the upper right hand side of the website.
Another useful feature is having a personal profile within the database. By creating your own profile, you can keep an accurate record of your research: you can mark documents as a “Favorite,” save specific searches, view past documents viewed, and create alerts for topic pages that interest you.
If you need assistance using CQ Researcher or have general research questions, feel free to contact a subject specialist.