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CQ Weekly

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CQ Weekly reports on the world’s most powerful legislative body completely and accurately every week. The CQ news team—by far the largest on Capitol Hill, with more than 100 reporters, editors, and researchers—covers virtually every act of Congress, delivering nonpartisan news and analysis unavailable anywhere else.

With CQ Weekly Online, users can:

  • Receive e-mail alerts on specific, customized topics
  • Navigate using standard CQ Press functionality that gives options to save, print, e-mail, or instantly cite articles and Web pages
  • Explore enhanced topic categories with refined search and browse tools

Each issue of CQ Weekly—fully archived to 1983 on the Web—looks forward and back. Your readers get in-depth reports on issues looming on the congressional horizon, plus a complete wrap-up of the previous week’s news, including the status of bills in play, behind-the-scenes maneuvering, committee and floor activity, debates, and all roll-call votes. Written in plain-English prose that makes it easy for people "outside the beltway" to understand complex legislation and its ramifications just as well as any Washington insider, CQ Weekly constitutes an easy-to-use reference source featuring the following unique advantages:

  • Novice and expert researchers alike can search the site using Basic and Advanced search machinery. Users can search the entire site for a word or phrase following default criteria using "Quick Search." Alternatively, they can use:
  • The "Search Articles" screen – where users can conduct a keyword search across the text (or titles) of all articles, or narrow the search to one or more topics, to a specific bill or committee, reporter’s byline, and/or date of article,
  • The "Search Floor Votes" Screen – where users can conduct a keyword search across the text (or titles) of all votes, or narrow their search to a specific bill, the date the bill was published, and/or the relevant chamber of Congress.
  • Both screens allow users to sort searches by relevancy, date, or alphabetically by title.
  • As an alternative to searching, users who prefer a wide-lens view can browse by date of issue across all topics or within a specific topic.
  • "Go to Keyword" pinpoints the location of the search keyword in records where it is found.
  • The user-friendly "Help" function answers frequently asked questions and offers helpful research advice, including guidelines for citing CQ Weekly.
  • Librarians can monitor usage statistics via remote access.

"The CQ Researcher and CQ Weekly are the cream of the crop."

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