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A Guide to Database and Catalog Searching: CQ Researcher

How to access and search library databases and catalog

What Is It?

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Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher cover issues of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, a division of SAGE Publications.

Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist, with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

The Search Screen

screenshot of CQ Researcher main page

Bibliographic Elements

A sample search result, for "college sports":


article result from CQ Researcher

Article Author Price, Tim

Article Title Reforming Big-time College Sports : Does The Emphasis On Winning Exploit Athletes?

Journal Title CQ Researcher

Volume 14

Issue 11

Date March 19, 2004

Inclusive Pages Many digital sources, including this one, don't use page numbers.