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:
NOTE: If you're off-campus, you will be asked to sign in with your LUC username and password.
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There are a few ways to browse for potential research topics through CQ Researcher. On the bottom of the main page, there is a list of Hot Topics. This also shows up on the right hand side if you are viewing CQ Researcher outside of this tutorial. You can also click the Menu button in the top left-hand corner. Then, choose Browse Reports 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:
Click through some of the sections to explore information on the topic. Background, Current Situation, Outlook, Pro/Con and Chronology are especially helpful sections.
What is one interesting thing you learned about the topic from the report you've chosen?
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.
We will discuss more about your experiences with CQ Researcher and you will get a chance to use it in conjunction with other library resources when I come to your class.
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