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New Resource: CQ Researcher explores public policy

The Libraries latest acquisition goes deep into the issues affecting and involving the public at large.

CQ Researcher provides weekly reports produced by the well-regarded Washington reporting service Congressional Quarterly Inc. Each 24-page report focuses on a specific topic that is perceived as being either newsworthy or an issue of broad interest in the public policy sphere. Recent issues have covered topics such as "Low Voter Turnout", "Drunken Driving", "Internet and Copyright" (with focus on Napster). Each issue includes a summary of the issue, a chronology, an "At Issue" column focusing on the pros and cons of some aspect of the issue, and a three or four page bibliography for additional information. Issues are available as both hyper-text and as Adobe pdf images.

Users may access CQ Researcher from the front page of the Libraries website, either through IRIS or by following the path Indexes & Databases / Alphabetical Listing or Indexes & Databases / General & Multidisciplinary / Reference Tools.

Posted May 9, 2001