Help: All CQEL Search
All CQEL Search enables you to search for documents in all CQ Press Electronic Library (CQEL) modules to which your institution subscribes.
Search Specific CQEL Modules
With All CQEL Search, you may simultaneously search for documents in all CQEL modules or only selected modules. Select the “Search Specific Products” radio button, then check the boxes for the CQEL modules you wish to search.
Search Specific Document Types
Each document in CQEL is classified by its type and represented by the icons that follow. To search for specific document types, select the “Search Specific Document Types” radio button, then check the boxes for your chosen document types.
Search Specific Topics
CQ Press editors have assigned broad topic classifications to all documents in CQEL. To limit your search to documents related to particular topics, select the “Search Specific Topics” radio button, then click the boxes next to your chosen topics.
Search Event Date
Many documents in CQEL are assigned an “event date,” a specific date or year range. By selecting “Event Date” in All CQEL Search, you may focus your search on your chosen time period.
Sorting Your Search Results
On the main Search Form, you may elect to sort your results by relevancy or by title, using the “Sort Results By” drop-down menu. Once on the Search Results page, you may elect to view your results by relevancy, alphabetically by title, by document type, or by event date. By default, your results are sorted according to relevancy.
Displaying Search Results
You may also determine how many search results you want to view per Web page. The default is thirty results per page, but you can choose as few as five results per page or as many as thirty.
Use specific words instead of general ones. For example, a search for school desegregation will return fewer and more targeted results than a search for desegregation.
Use the words and, or, and not as search operators. For example, to search for documents containing the word “confirmation” and the word “hearings,” type confirmation and hearings in the keyword input box. To search for documents containing either the word “confirmation” or the word “hearings,” type confirmation or hearings in the keyword input box.
Use not to narrow your search. If you type ethics not committee in the keyword input box, your search will return only those documents that include the word “ethics” and exclude the word “committee.”
Use quotation marks around a phrase to search for an exact match of those words in sequence. For example, to find the phrase “original jurisdiction,” type “original jurisdiction” in the keyword input box, including the quotation marks. Without the quotation marks, your search will return documents containing the word “original” and the word “jurisdiction,” even if the words are not used together.
Use a wildcard (*). By typing an * (the asterisk symbol) at the beginning or end of a word, you can search for items with multiple prefixes or endings. For example, typing *trust* in the keyword input box will return documents that include the words “trust,” “antitrust,” “trusts,” “antitrust,” and “trustee.”
List of Search Commands and Search Operators