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CQ Researcher: Home

This guide will walk you through how to use CQ Researcher.

Browsing CQ Researcher for Topic Ideas

CQ Researcher is a collection of in-depth and fact-checked reports on pressing domestic and international issues. Watch the video to learn how to browse topics in CQ Researcher. 

Browsing Topics

Access CQ Researcher

1. Begin by selecting CQ Researcher from the library databases.

2. You can search for CQ Researcher by selecting C next to search for a database..  

Next to search bar, find C

3. After clicking C, scroll to the bottom of the page and select CQ Researcher and CQ Global Researcher

CQ Researcher and CQ Global Researcher found between Core Historical Literature of Agriculture and CRCnetBASE


Begin Your Search

1. On the home page, click on Browse Topics. 

CQ Researcher homepage: Browse Topics drop down menu is next to home button.

2. Then, select a broad topic that interests you. 

Browse topic tab: Example used is 5th bullet point, Education.

3. Selecting a broad topic allows you to see popular subtopics within that field. Find a subtopic to explore. 

Under Education tab example used is 4th bullet point, Diversity Issues

4. Browse the list of reports related to your subtopic. As you are browsing, be aware of the date the reports were published. 

Date of the article found on the far right of the screen


Reading a Report

1. Click on a report title that looks promising. 

Under Diversity Issues: Example used second bullet point, The STEM Gender Gap

2. After selecting a report, notice the many report sections on the left-hand side of the page. 

The STEM Gender Gap article. See information above.

3. Helpful sections to explore are the Current Situation, Pro/Con, and Bibliography

Current Situation: 4th bullet point down, Pro/Con: 6th bullet point down, Bibliography: 10th bullet point down


Save your Work

1. In the top right corner of the report, there are tools for you to save your work. 

to the right of the title. Tool bar options in order left to right: View PDF, Cite Now, Print, Email, Save

2. Select Email to email the report to yourself. 

see info above

3. Select Cite Now! to access the report's citation. 

See info above

4. Select the citation style you need. 

Drop down menu for Cite Now, last link along the top: Cite Notice