CQ Researcher is a good starting point to discover potential research topics. This database offers in-depth, balanced articles covering current and controversial news events in the fields of health, criminal justice, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.
Create a focused search using the Advanced Search feature. You can search for specific words or phrases, reports within a specific date range, limit results within one of the listed topics, or just search within a specific report element.
Each CQ Researcher report is written in a standard format: an introductory overview of the issue, background and chronology, assessment of the current situation, tables, maps, pro and con statements from opposing points of view, and a bibliography of key resources. Click on a report Title to view a report. Result lists may be Sorted by publication date, title, report section, or relevancy score. Just click on the icons underneath the column headers to sort.
Reports saved to the Favorite List or Saved Searches will only be saved for your current searching session. You may permanently save your research search string and favorite reports by creating a personal CQ Researcher Profile. See below for details.
In the tool bar at the top of the report, click the link to get the information you need for a full APA citation. You may select the text, then copy & paste the citation into your document. OR, to save to a file, click Export citation to: .rtf word processor format. Citation formats are often changing so remember to double-check the citation for formatting accuracy.
Saving, Printing, and Emailing
Use View PDF to access a PDF version of the report and SAVE the report to to your computer.
You may EMAIL the report citation and link with the Send as E-mail drop-down box.
You may also PRINT the report text with the Print drop-down box.
With the Email and Print functions you have the option of capturing the full report or a report section.
Creating Your CQ Researcher Profile
To log into your profile account click the Log In link, select I already have a password, and then enter your username and password.
Saving Articles to Favorite List
Saving a Search
You may save a search query to your profile account. This is a nice feature when you are doing several queries or when you would like to come back and run a query again at another time.