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Database & Book Catalog Instruction: CQ Researcher

Information about how to use the library databases and book catalog.

CQ Researcher

Introduction to CQ Researcher using ECTC's Library

CQ Researcher Tutorial

How to Search in CQ Researcher

Select "CQ Researcher" from the library webpage or click the link below.



1. If you are searching for a topic, select "Browse Topics" or "Browse Reports." If you know your topic, enter your keyword or topic in the search bar to the right. Browsing reports by date allows you to choose a current event or topic with the most up-to-date information. 


2. Once you have selected your report, take note of the various report sections, the bold research questions addressed throughout the report, and the cite, print, and email tools. The research questions are great guides to help you develop your own thesis statement. 



3. Focus your attention on these sections: Overview, Background, Current Situation, Outlook, and Pro/Con. Pro/Con has two experts with differing opinions addressing a specific research question about the topic. You should conduct a Google search to find out more about the pro/con experts and organizations and research why they hold that particular point of view.