About CQ Researcher tells you about this subscription resource. A link to the database is included.
Citing information from CQ Researcher gives you a few tips on creating a better citation for information found in this resource.
Go to Permalink for a CQ Researcher report to learn how to find the permanent link for a specific CQ Researcher report.
Avoid common mistakes and learn more about using this resource with Some tips for using CQ Researcher.
Each issue is a single-themed in-depth report written by experienced journalists with an extensive bibliography. These reports explore current issues and controversial social and political topics in the United States.
CQ Researcher meets the criteria of a credible information source of academic quality. Each report is fact checked by experienced editors.
The CiteNow! button creates a citation for the report you are viewing. Style choices are: APA, Bluebook, Chicago or MLA.
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.
The permalink is referred to as the Document URL. It is available at the end of each online report.
For access to the article again you must go through the library subscription. An easy solution is to add an authentication ("proxy") prefix to the Document URL.
The proxy prefix is: https://libproxy.volstate.edu/login?url=
Find your CQ Researcher Document URL. For example, http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2017051900
Add the proxy prefix, exactly as shown, to the front of the CQ Researcher Document URL to create a proxied URL.
Proxied URL example: https://libproxy.volstate.edu/login?url=http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2017051900
Check the date! Older reports may be suitable for background information, but not the current situation.
Click on the title to open the report. HINT: Using the PDF version gets you the page numbers which makes in-text citations easier.
The View PDF button opens a PDF which makes citing, saving, and printing easier. The PDF is the best option.
Or you use one of the two drop down menus to email a link to or print the complete report or one section.
This page offers easy access to the subscription database CQ Researcher Online and provides a few tips 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.