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Cover Image: CQ Researcher Online
  • Date: Continuously Updated
  • Format: Online
  • ISSN: 1056-2036
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CQ Researcher Online
Thomas J. Billitteri, CQ Press

Over 20 Years of the Award-Winning CQ Researcher

CQ Researcher Online delivers fast, easy-to-use access to vital topics and issues

See this week's featured report!

The CQ Researcher is your #1 source for original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues shaping our world. CQ Researcher is used by students, teachers, librarians, journalists and others, who need to complete an assignment, prepare for a debate or become a quick expert on a topic. Each 12,000-word report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. Published 44 times a year, each single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, unbiased coverage of a pressing political or social issue. Reports cover topics in health, international affairs, education, public policy, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Online, you can read CQ Researcher in its entirety or conveniently navigate by section, including the “background,” “chronology,” “current situation,” and “pro-con” feature, which offers opposing viewpoints on a current controversy.  Easy-to-understand graphics including photographs, tables, maps, and charts help make sense of complex topics. CQ Researcher also offers bibliographies of key sources and links to resources for further information.

Click here to view the complete CQ Researcher Index (1991-Present) – UPDATED MONTHLY!

A leading online reference with powerful research tools

CQ Researcher Online now offers an easy-to-navigate interface and popular research tools found in all CQ Press online resources, including the option to create a custom profile for saving favorite searches and documents. CQ Researcher Online also offers advanced search and browse functionality, enabling quick access to relevant reports. New reports become available online 44 times per year. CQ Researcher Online provides access to the last ten years' worth of reports. Or, check out the new CQ Researcher Plus Archive, which provides online access to the complete backfile of Editorial Research Reports, the venerable precursor to CQ Researcher, and CQ Researcher content from 1923 to present.

Authoritative Information

  • Balanced, comprehensive coverage of today's most important issues.
  • Recipient of American Bar Association's Silver Gavel Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Award for Excellence.
  • Selected by Library Journal as a "Best Reference Database."
  • Access to current reports and up to 20 plus years of recent reports.
  • Original content guaranteed: CQ Researcher is published by CQ Press and not available through any other source.

Valuable Features

  • Hot Topics - provides updates on 20 hot topics at least once a year.
  • How-to-videos to learn about the features and functionalities of CQ Researcher. Videos can be viewed on YouTube:
  • Directions on how to "How to Cite," to aid students writing research reports.
  • "Your Profile" tools such as "Favorite Documents" and "Saved Searches."
  • "In the News," up-to-date information on issues covered in recent reports.
  • The option to browse reports by date or topic or to download a PDF of the complete CQ Researcher index.

Register here today to trial CQ Researcher Online!

For a free trial, pricing, or further information, please call: 1-800-818-72431-800-818-7243 or email: [email protected].

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The CQ Researcher online was voted a "Best Reference Database" for 2000 & 2001.

- Library Journal

The CQ Researcher series on "Liberty and Justice" received the "Silver Gavel Award" for 2002.

- American Bar Association

The CQ Researcher series on "Health Care" received the "Award for Excellence" for 2000.

- Society of Professional Journalists

"Best Databases 2013- Best Upgrade"

For usability, Lura Sanborn cites the revamp of CQ Researcher, whose reader-friendly, 12,000-word reports on newsworthy issues are written by journalists and include an overview, a discussion of the current situation, a chronology, essays from both sides of the debate, bibliographies, and more. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports and published 44 times a year, the material stands the test of time: “The upgrade is beautiful and slick, making a great product even simpler to use and more direct. Loving the 2½-minute video on the top page defining and introducing the product.”

- Library Journal

Author Frank Greve received the "John M. Higgins Award for Best In-Depth/Enterprise Reporting" for The CQ Researcher report he authored entitled "Combat Journalism" v.23-14.

- 2014 Mirror Awards
Thomas J. Billitteri, CQ Press
Thomas J. Billitteri is Managing Editor of the CQ Researcher. He has more than 30 years' experience covering business, nonprofit institutions and public policy for the St. Petersburg Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and other publications. He holds a BA in English and an MA in journalism from Indiana University.
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