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Covering today's most important issues and controversial subjects, CQ Researcher has been the choice of students and librarians for 90 years. Each weekly issue—written by an experienced journalist—is an in-depth, single-topic report featuring more than 12,000 words of text and extensive bibliographies.

This Week's CQ Researcher
Patent Controversies
Does the system help or hurt innovation?
 
The U.S. patent system — almost as old as the Constitution — has helped make the United States a worldwide leader in science and technology. Patent laws have helped spur innovations that have revolutionized medicine and transformed transportation, communication and many other aspects of daily life. Today, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) issues about 300,000 patents to inventors each year. But critics, including the high-tech and some other powerful industries, say that the PTO is now issuing too many dubious patents and that some patent holders are engaging in abusive litigation that actually hampers innovation. ...
CQ Researcher
CQ Researcher in Print
offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of today's most important issues.
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CQ Researcher Online
CQ Researcher Online
was voted a Best Reference Database two years in a row by Library Journal
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CQ Researcher Plus Archive
CQ Researcher Plus Archive
contains the complete set of Editorial Research Reports back to 1923.
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Reviews of CQ Researcher
“There is nothing comparable that does this much all in one place AND is easy to use by all.” —Cheryl LaGuardia, Library Journal E-Views

"The scope of topics covered in CQ Researcher reports is seemingly limitless. Navigating through the plethora of data they offer is practically effortless, making the new Plus Archive a veritable treasure trove for novices and seasoned researchers alike … Highly recommended."— Choice

“Probably one of the most beloved research tools by academic librarians everywhere.” —Mirela Roncevic, No Shelf Required

“Rare is the joy of discovering a journal I absolutely love. ...I appreciate the intelligent 360-degree coverage. My deepest thanks to you and your team.” —Kirsten D. Sandberg, Adjunct Professor of Publishing, Pace University