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How to Use CQ Researcher: Searching CQ Researcher

Searching CQ Researcher


This video will provide a quick overview of how to use on the searching capabilities of CQ Researcher. CQ Researcher offers a trusted, accessible content and analysis on newsworthy social and political issues. An online subscription lets you search or browse past issues of CQ Researcher.


There are multiple ways to find CQ Researcher reports that are of interest to you. You may:

  • Select from the current or recent reports on the homepage.

  • Search for a keyword, using the quick search box or by using filters on the Advanced Search page.

  • Use Browse by Topic, which allows you to browse all reports on all topics, and narrow the focus of your research.

  • Use Browse by Date of publication, which allows you to locate the most recent reports published or to see all reports published in a particular year.

  • Use Browse by Issue Tracker, which allows you to see all of the reports published on a narrowly defined topic.
  • Use Browse by Pro/Con, which lets you select a report based on the expert Pro/Con debate feature contained within each report.


Quick Tips

Using the Basic Search

  • Place words within quotation marks to search for exact phrases (“abortion laws”).
  • Use Boolean operators-AND, OR, NOT- to construct a better search (“student loans” AND United States).