Help: Document Window
The CQ Press editorial staff has gathered thousands of documents and categorized them by topic (Constitution, Congress, Elections, Presidency, Supreme Court) and by document type. Documents are always displayed in a new browser window that contains many helpful tools for handling the documents you retrieve. This help file describes the features and functionality common to all document windows.
The top-right navigation bar contains general document navigation tools:
Save to Favorite Documents
To save the document to the list of Favorite Documents, click on the check box marked "Save to Favorite Documents." This box will remain checked as long as the document remains in the Favorite Documents list. See Favorite Documents Help for more information.
If you have logged in using a Your Profile account, Favorite Documents will display only the documents viewed under that profile.
If you have not logged in using a Your Profile account, Favorite Documents will display documents viewed while logged into the main account belonging to your library or institution.
CiteNow! is a feature that generates a citation for a specific document. It can be found in the document navigation bar within any document.
To create a citation for a document, click on the CiteNow! icon in the document window and choose the citation style that is appropriate for your research. The document citation is also available at the bottom of the document. APA is the default style, but you can change the citation style by following these steps:
E-mail This Document
To e-mail documents:
The e-mailed document is sent as an attachment in HTML format. The attachment will display the formatted text of the listing found in CQ Encyclopedia of American Government (EAG), as shown in the document window, without any additional graphics or background color.
Format for Printing
To format the document for printing, click on the Format for Printing button. The document window will refresh to display the document without background color or any additional graphics, with the exception of the EAG title bar.
You will find that many of the documents in EAG contain links embedded in the document text.
When you click on a link, the document window will refresh to display the results of the link. Use the "Previous" button to get back to your original document. Sites outside of EAG, such as links to governmental or nonprofit organizations, will be displayed in a new browser window.