Resource of the Month
March 2009

Each month WSU Libraries' Department of Collection Development features a "Resource of the Month" designed to highlight some of the library's new, interesting, under-used, large, unique, or otherwise noteworthy collections and resources.  You can learn more about the "Resource of the Month" on this website, from the display in the reference area, by attending a workshop (if available), or by contacting the Reference Desk at 978-3584.

If you are interested in learning more about a previous "Resource of the Month," check the archive.

CQ Researcher Online and CQ Global Researcher


WSU Libraries has online access to both  CQ Researcher Online and CQ Global Researcher:

CQ Researcher Online


CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.  Researchers find an introductory overview, background and assessment of the current situation, pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, and bibliographies of key sources.   Reports are published  weekly in print and online 44 times a year.

CQ Global Researcher

Modeled after CQ Researcher, CQ Global Researcher report is available exclusively online. Articles provide in-depth coverage of global affairs from a number of international viewpoints. For each topic covered there is an introductory overview, background and assessment of the current situation,  pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions, chronology on the topic, followed by short features for extensive context; a sampling of related international perspectives; maps and graphs; bibliographies of key resources; next steps for additional reading; and author profiles.

Upcoming Workshops

CQ Researcher Online / CQ Global Researcher
 March 18 9-10 a.m. Wednesday
March 24 2-3 p.m. Tuesday

The workshops are free and although registration is not necessary to attend, it helps assure there are enough handouts. For more information or to register, contact Cindy Craig, Social Sciences Librarian at or 978-5083

How do I access CQ Researcher Online or CQ Global Researcher

There is a link on the WSU Libraries' website under Electronic Resources/Electronic Databases. You have the option of looking for it under the subject links or the alphabetic links.  If you are accessing  either CQ Researcher Online or CQ Global Researcher from off-campus you will be prompted to enter your myWSU ID number and password for authentication purposes.                               

To access CQ Researcher Online directly, click here.  
To access CQ Global Researcher directly, click here.

Library Handout

For a library handout prepared by Angela Paul, Reference Librarian, on both CQ Researcher Online and CQ Global Researcher, click here.

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