Welcome to the CQ Researcher tutorial!
CQ Researcher is a unique research tool that issues a report each week on an important issue in society or politics, including health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. The weekly reports have been written for decades so it is possible to see how some topics have developed and changed. CQ Researcher is an excellent tool for accessing background information on various topics.
In this tutorial, you will learn:
Use the arrows below to navigate through the tutorial.
There are a few ways to browse for potential research topics through CQ Researcher. On the right hand side of the main page, there is a list of Hot Topics. You can also click Browse Reports on the top menu and browse reports by date, Issue Tracker and Pro/Con.
On the top menu, there are several drop-down options.
The report will have the following sections through which you can browse:
You can also download the PDF of the report if you'd like to save it. Click View PDF in the upper left corner to save or download the report.
NOTE: If you click View PDF, you will be taken out of the tutorial experience. You can right click and choose open in a new tab to prevent this from happening.
Topic Reports from CQ Researcher are compiled from a variety of sources. You can potentially use these sources for your research paper.
Congratulations! You’ve completed the UCWR CQ Researcher Tutorial.
You can always access CQ Researcher from the Loyola University Chicago Libraries website in the Databases List under C or through the UCWR Research Guide under Most Used Resources on the first page or in the Types of Sources page.
To get additional help from a librarian, please click here or stop by the Information Commons or Lewis Library Reference Desk.
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