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CQ Global Researcher

What is CQ Global Researcher?
How is a CQ Global Researcher report created?
How is a CQ Global Researcher report structured?
When are CQ Global Researcher reports published?
Are CQ Global Researcher reports ever updated?
How do I stay current on CQ Global Researcher reports?
Where else can I find CQ Global Researcher?
How do I find documents related to a specific region or country in CQ Global Researcher?
How do I cite the CQ Global Researcher?
How do I find PDFs of CQ Global Researcher reports?
How do I print an entire report or sections of a report?
How do I email an entire report or sections of a report?
How do I save a report to my Favorite Documents?
What do the Your Profile, Document History, Favorite Documents and Saved Searches features do?
How do I use the Advanced Search feature?
How do I subscribe to the CQ Global Researcher Alert! newsletter?
What is a CQ Global Researcher Email Alert and how does it work?
How do I contact CQ Press technical support?
Who do I contact if I see an error on the site?

What is CQ Global Researcher?

Modeled after the award-winning CQ Researcher, CQ Global Researcher provides students with definitive, in-depth coverage of newsworthy global affairs from a number of international viewpoints. Available exclusively online, this research destination offers the same focused, readable, single-topic reports that librarians and teachers have come to expect from CQ Researcher.

How is a CQ Global Researcher report created?

First, the CQ Global Researcher's editors identify the topic to be investigated, then the writer conceives its content, formulating the key questions that it will seek to answer; reads background material; interviews a range of sources; synthesizes available information; and writes the report. The average time to complete a report is five weeks.

How is CQ Global Researcher report structured?

A CQ Global Researcher report begins with a brief "Introduction" that lays out the issue at hand. The opening section, or "Overview," introduces the issue under consideration and poses one or more questions such as, "Are all countries doing their part to control global warming?" or "Would reducing greenhouse gas emissions harm the global economy?" The report then offers a "Background," which provides a history of the issue, including pertinent policy and legal decisions. Under the heading "Current Situation," the report provides a snapshot of the issue at the time of publication and, in "Outlook," the report's writer offers a projection of what the future may bring. The "Pro/Con" section brings together statements from representatives of opposing positions on the issue. The "Chronology" section offers a list of key events in the issue's history. To quickly view highlighted text boxes, click on "Short Features." A feature unique to Global Researcher is the "Voices from Abroad" section. Here, to achieve a expansive survey of international perspectives on the topic, the report's writer quotes a range of sources, including media, lawmakers, academics, interest group representatives, government officials and citizens involved in the issue. The "Maps/Graphs" page gathers together all of the graphic elements in an issue for quick review. A "Bibliography," containing an annotated list of key sources is followed by "Next Step," an additional bibliography providing sources related to particular questions considered in the report. "Contacts" are also provided as a way of getting further information from government agencies, think tanks, and other organizations that shed light on that month's issue. The report concludes with an "About the Author" section. In this new version of Global Researcher, you will notice updated Chronology, Pro/Con and Voices from Abroad sections, with Chronology displaying in a new timeline format for improved reader accessibility.

When are CQ Global Researcher reports published?

A new CQ Global Researcher report is published on the first Monday of every month.

Are CQ Global Researcher reports ever updated?

Once published, a Global Researcher report is not updated. It stands as a cohesive evaluation of a particular issue at a given point in time. However, CQ Global Researcher will revisit issues as world events dictate.

How do I stay current on CQ Global Researcher reports?

To receive notice of upcoming CQ Global Researcher reports, or to learn more about CQ Researcher products, subscribe to the CQ Researcher/Global Researcher Alerts and CQ Online Reference News. These resources will remind you of upcoming reports and help you make the most of the Researcher series in your library or classroom.

Where can I find CQ Global Researcher?

You can find CQ Global Researcher articles from the CQ Global Researcher homepage OR from within the CQ Researcher Online. CQ Researcher Online has fully integrated CQ Global Researcher articles with the regular CQ Researcher reports allowing users to find both regular Researcher reports and Global Researcher reports through the Issue Tracker, search results, and topic browse:

  • Select from the current or recent reports on the Home page
  • Search by keyword, with the Quick Search on the Home page or using a number of delimiters in the Advanced Search page.
  • Select Browse by Topic, which is similar to using the index at the back of a book.
  • Select Browse by Date to search by year of publication.

How do I find documents related to a specific region or country in CQ Global Researcher?

Two exciting new features have been added to enhance the utility of CQ Global Researcher. Clicking on the "Browse by Country" sidebar tool will now allow you to navigate our growing collection by either selecting a region from an interactive global map, or a specific country from the list below. From there, you may access any relevant reports by clicking to view all documents related to the region or country in question. Initially, we will not offer material on all countries, but the volume of country and region reports unique to Global Researcher will expand as new Global Researcher issues focus on different parts of the world.

How do I cite the CQ Global Researcher?

Global Researcher citations are similar to citations of CQ Researcher. To create a bibliographic citation of an article from Global Researcher accessed through CQ Researcher Online or the CQ Global Researcher site, select CiteNow!, a unique tool in the CQ Press Electronic Library. With a few mouse clicks CiteNow! generates a citation based on your choice of four style guides for internet citations:

APA: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association: Fifth Edition

Bluebook: The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation: 17th Edition

Chicago: Chicago Manual of Style: 15th Edition

MLA: MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers: Sixth Edition

Or, you may create your own citation based on the following examples:

APA Author [Last Name, Initial]. (Year, Month Day). Title of report [Capitalize first letter of first word and all proper nouns]. CQ Global Researcher, Volume Number, Page Range. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from URL. Document ID: cqresrreYYYYMMDD [ID located at end of URL].

Example: Moritsugu, K. (2007, May 1). India Rising. CQ Global Researcher, 1, 1-40. Retrieved May 4, 2007, from http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqrglobal2007050000

Bluebook Author [First Name Last Name], Title of Report, Volume Number CQ Global Researcher Page Range (Month Day, Year), available at URL. (last visited Month Day, Year). Document ID: cqresrreYYYMMDD [ID located at end of URL].

Example: Ken Moritsugu, India Rising, 1 CQ Global Researcher 1-40 (May 1, 2007), available at http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher. (last visited May 4, 2007) Document ID: cqresrre2003060600.

Chicago Author [Last Name, First]. "Title of Report." CQ Global Researcher Volume Number [no.], Issue Number (Month Day, Year): Page Range. URL (accessed Month Day, Year).

Example: Morisugu, Ken. "India Rising." CQ Global Researcher 1, no. 5 (May 1, 2007): 1-40. http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/cqresrre2003060600 (accessed May 4, 2007).

MLA Author [Last Name, First]. "Title of Report." CQ Global Researcher Volume Number. Issue Number (Year): Page number. CQ Global Researcher . CQ Press. Your library's name, city, state abbreviation. Date accessed (Day Month Year) .

Example: Moritsugu, Ken. "India Rising." CQ Global Researcher 1.5 (2007): 521-544. CQ Global Researcher. CQ Press. Montgomery County Public Library, Silver Spring, MD. 4 May 2007 .

Other guides to citing online sources that you may find helpful:

Columbia Guide to Online Style (Columbia University Press): http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/cgos/idx_basic.html.

Online!: A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources (Bedford/St. Martin's): http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/.

A Note about CQ Global Researcher Citations:

While citations for CQ Global Researcher articles generally follow the same format as those in CQ Researcher, there are a few exceptions. Because Global is published monthly, you will not have a publication day and the document ID prefix is now: cqrglobal. Because Global Researcher is only published in an online format, you must consult the downloadable pdf version for pagination. This version can be easily accessed by clicking on the "View PDF" button in the toolbar. However, for easy citing in popular formats, make use of CQ Press's exclusive citation tool, CiteNow! Please use the following sample in MLA format as a guide for CQ Global Researcher articles:

Example: Loewenberg, Samuel. "Anti-Americanism." CQ Global Researcher 1.3 (2007): 51-74. CQ Global Researcher Online. CQ Press. Montgomery County Public Library, Silver Spring, MD. 2 April 2007.

Warning: Citation style for online sources is continually evolving. Moreover, CQ Global Researcher's publication format, whether it is a news magazine or scholarly journal, may be interpreted differently by citation authorities. Consult your instructor in choosing the appropriate style and for further guidance in citing CQ Global Researcher.

How do I find PDFs of Global Researcher reports?

While Global Researcher is only available online, color PDFs of the entire report can be downloaded and printed by clicking the link on the toolbar above the article text in the home page of the full report.

How do I print an entire report or sections of a report?

In order to print an entire report, select "Full Report" from the Print toolbar above the article text. A print dialogue box will pop up, allowing you to confirm you that you wish to receive a print-out of the report in full. If the report is the month's current report, select "Read the Full Report" below the introductory paragraph on the homepage in order to go to the report's page, where the print and email toolbars are located.

In order to print one or more specific sections, simply make your selection on the dropdown print menu on the toolbar. Once you have chosen a section, such as Background or Overview, you will receive a print-out of the chosen section.

How do I email an entire report or sections of a report?

In order to email an entire report, select "Full Report" from the Email toolbar above the article text. A email dialogue box will pop up, allowing you to select the recipient email, your contact email and include an optional subject title and message. Then, send the email by clicking "Send Email." If the report is the month's current report, select "Read the Full Report" below the introductory paragraph on the homepage in order to go to the report's page, where the print and email toolbars are located.

To email a specific section, select the appropriate section from the Email toolbar's dropdown menu, and repeat the process listed above.

How do I save a report to my Favorite Documents?

Users can save a report by clicking in the box titled "Save to Favorite Documents." The document will be saved for that session only unless the user creates a profile. To create a profile, click on "Your profile" on the main Global Researcher site and follow the instructions.

What do the Your Profile, Document History, Favorite Documents, and Saved Searches features do?

Feature Function
Your Profile By creating a profile in the CQ Press Electronic Library, you can save favorite searches and documents for future reference. If you do not create a profile, the CQ Press Electronic Library will only save this information, as well as the last 25 documents you viewed, for the current session
Document History Displays the last 25 documents you viewed in The CQ Researcher Online.
Favorite Documents Enables you to save up to 50 documents for future reference. You can add a document to your favorites by clicking the appropriate box found in the document window or in search results. You can then select Favorite Documents to view all saved documents.
Saved Searches Enables you to save up to 25 searches for future reference. You can save a search from the search results page (after you complete the search).

How do I use the Advanced Search feature?

The Advanced Search feature allows you to search by selecting date ranges, key words, geographic regions, and topics to focus your results. Additionally, you can now opt to search by report sections. This enables you to retrieve the portion of each report in a way that targets your research needs. For example, you could search for all overview and outlook sections from reports related to peacekeeping.

How do I subscribe to the CQ Global Researcher Newsletter?

In order to sign up for CQ newsletters, select "Subscribe to Newsletters" on the CQ Global Researcher sidebar. From there, you will be guided to a page where you will have the option of subscribing to a variety of newsletters by clicking on "Subscribe to..." and confirming your email address.

Newsletters for CQ Researcher and CQ Press Online Reference News are currently available, with an alert for CQ Global Researcher coming soon. These periodic updates will keep you informed of new reports, features and resources as they are published. Our alerts also provide tips for making the most of your subscription with user-friendly guides to tools and searches, as well as information on upcoming issues.

What is a CQ Global Researcher Email Alert and how does it work?

CQ Global Researcher E-mail Alerts will send you an automated email alert whenever new content related to your identified interests is added to the Global Researcher site. In order to receive E-mail Alerts, you must first login or create a user profile. After you have accessed your profile, select "Create New Alert" to start saving your criteria, which will enable us to send you an alert whenever we produce new material relevant to your research area. Using the Start/Stop action will start or stop sending e-mail alerts you have saved in your account. The E-mail alert page displays your saved e-mail alert criteria.

How do I contact CQ Press technical support?

For technical assistance, please submit a request at http://www.cqpress.com/webhelp or call 1-866-4CQPRESS (866-427-7737) or 202-729-1900 and select option 4.

Who do I contact if I see an error on the site?

If you discover any error on this site please let us know by submitting a note at www.cqpress.com/webhelp/. CQ Researcher Plus Archive contains a wealth of older content that came from print titles, so it is possible that during its conversion a typo could have been introduced. We appreciate your help in fixing these errors.