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RSCH 1203 Basic: CQ Researcher

This guide will assist students as they complete the assignments for Research 1203.

CQ Researchers

Reports in CQ Research are comprised of the following sections:

  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • Background
  • Current Situation
  • Outlook
  • Pro/Con
  • Chronology
  • Short Features
  • Bibliography
  • Next Step
  • Contacts
  • About the Author


CQ Research allows you to browse by Topic, Date, Pro/Con and through the Issue Tracker area. Browsing these areas can help you understand some of the recent issues in the world.


You may perform a Quick Search on the homepage of CQ Researcher. Or Click the link next to the Quick Search box to perform an advanced search.

Advanced Search

 You may also perform an Advanced Search in CQ Researcher. This option allows you to limit your results by date range, topic, or specific section of report. Additionally, using an Advanced Search option allows you to chose how you would prefer the database to list your results.