Reading up on Current Events: Spotlight on CQ Researcher

By - Research & Instruction Librarian December 12th, 2008

Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian

Interested in spending some of your time during the break to catch up on current events?  This news database accessible through the Ohrstrom Library website is a valuable source of information about current events.

CQ Researcher – Use this database to read reports covering the hottest social issues in the U.S.  Considered an unbiased source of reporting, these topical essays provide overviews, time-lines, in-depth news and often, expert pro/con opinions.  Recent topics include: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint, Declining Birthrate and Financial Bailout.  You can access CQ Researcher HERE (remember to log in to the VPN first if you are off grounds).

Tip:  After selecting a report, use the Issue Tracker feature (on the right of the page as shown above) for previously published reports of a similar nature.  For example, the current Financial Bailout article includes Issue Tracker linkage to reports from the 1930’s concerning the banking industry.

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