By Lura Sanborn - 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.