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CQ Researcher - a Guide

CQ Researcher is a great starting point for students doing research on current events or controversial topics. It offers comprehensive reporting and analysis on current issues in the news. CQ Researcher offers in-depth coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. Reports are published in print and online 44 times a year.

Each single-themed, 12,000-word report provides researchers with the following:

  • An introductory overview;
  • A background and chronology on the topic;
  • An assessment of the current situation and outlook on future projections;
  • Tables, graphs, and maps;
  • A pro/con debate by experts with opposing viewpoints;
  • Bibliographies of key sources; and 
  • Contact information for advocacy organizations invested in the topic.

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