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Limiting Lawsuits

Dec. 19, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Mexico's Drug War

Dec. 12, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Dec. 5, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Declining Birthrates

Nov. 21, 2008

 CQ Researcher


The National Debt

Nov. 14, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Juvenile Justice

Nov. 7, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Gun Rights Debates

Oct. 31, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Financial Bailout

Oct. 24, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Affirmative Action

Oct. 17, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Regulating Credit Cards

Oct. 10, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Protecting Wetlands

Oct. 3, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Gay Marriage Showdowns

Sep. 26, 2008

 CQ Researcher


America's Border Fence

Sep. 19, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Heart Health

Sep. 12, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Rise in Counterinsurgency

Sep. 5, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Socially Responsible Investing

Aug. 29, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Political Conventions

Aug. 8, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Internet Accuracy

Aug. 1, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Human Rights in China

Jul. 25, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Race and Politics

Jul. 18, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Global Food Crisis

Jun. 27, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Transition to Digital TV

Jun. 20, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Campaign Finance Reform

Jun. 13, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Dealing With the "New" Russia

Jun. 6, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Changing U.S. Electorate

May 30, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Prostitution Debate

May 23, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Financial Crisis

May 9, 2008

 CQ Researcher



May 2, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Cost of the Iraq War

Apr. 25, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Public Defenders

Apr. 18, 2008

 CQ Researcher


D.C. Voting Rights

Apr. 11, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Preventing Memory Loss

Apr. 4, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Women in Politics

Mar. 21, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Gender Pay Gap

Mar. 14, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Future of the Airlines

Mar. 7, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Buying Green

Feb. 29, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Reading Crisis?

Feb. 22, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Discipline in Schools

Feb. 15, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Fighting Crime

Feb. 8, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Immigration Debate

Feb. 1, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Student Aid

Jan. 25, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Mass Transit Boom

Jan. 18, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Science in America

Jan. 11, 2008

 CQ Researcher


Oil Jitters

Jan. 4, 2008

 CQ Researcher


What is CQ Researcher?

CQ Researcher  -- from the homepage of CQ Researcher:

“About The CQ Researcher

Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, The CQ Researcher is the choice of researchers seeking original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Published in print and online 44 times a year, the single-themed CQ Researcher report offers in-depth, non-biased coverage of political and social issues, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.

Each 12,000-word CQ Researcher report is a unique work, investigated and written by a seasoned journalist. It can be read in its entirety or by section, which include a background and chronology; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

Published by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc., The CQ Researcher is used by librarians and researchers at thousands of university, public, and school libraries as well as by many leading media organizations. The CQ Researcher was recipient of the prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award for Journalism Excellence in 1999 for a 10-part series on health care and the American Bar Association's 2002 Silver Gavel Award for a nine-part series on liberty and justice issues.”

How do I find CQ Researcher?

·         Through the NECC library homepage  at www.necc.mass.edu/departments/library

·         Go to Find Articles → See Databases by Subject → Any Topic →CQ Researcher (only 5 users at a time)

·         Click on to The CQ Researcher Online

·         Click on to Browse by Date

·         Click on to 2008 for lists of topics

Each topic provides files for reading and research:

Ø  Full Report

Ø  Abstract

Ø  Overview

Ø  Background

Ø  Current Situation

Ø  Outlook

Ø  Special Focus

Ø  Chronology

Ø  Pro/Con

Ø  Bibliography

Ø  Next Step

Ø  Contacts

Ø  Footnotes

·         *****Because of a limited number of subscriptions to CQ Researcher through NECC library, you will need to allow yourself time to access this site.  You will need a library card number from the college library to access the site from home.  If you cannot access the site, I will place copies of the report on reserve in the library