Each issue of CQ Researcher is a single-themed in-depth report written by an experienced journalist that is fact checked by editors. These reports explore current issues and controversial social and political topics in the United States and meet the criteria of a credible information source of academic quality. The reports can help with topic development and students often find reports to use in their argumentative essay or persuasive speech or informational speech.
CQ Researcher is an easy to use database, but here are some tips and resources to improve your experience.
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Where did you find it? in the subscription database CQ Researcher Online
What is it? an article from the magazine CQ Researcher
Which URL? Each report has a unique document URL which is the permalink. This URL is at the end of the report in the HTML online version only. It is NOT included on the PDF version.
In CQ Researcher the permalink is called the Document URL. It is available at the end of each online report (HTML version) and is used in the citation.
For access to the article again you must go through the library subscription.
Or you can create a shortcut link to the report by adding an authentication ("proxy") prefix to the Document URL. This bypasses several steps outlined above and takes you direct to the article.
This page provides access to the subscription database CQ Researcher Online and information for using this resource effectively. It is not a comprehensive guide to the database; it simply assists Vol State users with common questions. Use the Help link in the database to learn about advanced database features.