CQ Press Library – the place to search or browse resources on American government, current affairs, history, politics, public policy, and data analysis for the social sciences.
Questions about using CQ Press Library
How can I use CQ Press Library?
How can I narrow my search results?
How can I find usage information for resources on the CQ Press Library?
What is the difference between COUNTER 4 and COUNTER 5, and what are the differences for CQ Press Library resources?
Why have the titles of the resources in my usage reports changed?
Who may I contact if I have additional questions?
Questions about the new design and titles available on CQ Press Library
Search all of the resources on CQ Press Library using the searchbar, or select a resource from the drop-down list and search only specific content. Or browse all of the CQ Press Library resources to select the specific resource you need.
After completing a search, choose to filter your results by resource, source type (eg. case summary, election analysis, or primary source), or date. You can also sort your results by relevance or date or run another search within your search results.
Please check out our usage reports to see reports designed for COUNTER 4 and COUNTER 5.
Please check out our COUNTER 5 Reports FAQ.
With the re-design of CQ Press Library, we wanted to update the resource titles to make it clearer which subject areas were accessible in each resource. For ex: We removed the “CQ” from “CQ Supreme Court Collection,” so when a user is scanning a list alphabetically looking for “Supreme Court,” they will find the right resource.
University alumni may have access to the content hosted on SAGE and CQ Press platforms through their university library, based on their university's current and active holdings. All alumni registered with subscribing or purchasing libraries will be able to access these resources, including more than 1,000 scholarly and professional journals at no extra fee.
University libraries already support current students and scholars with access to online resources through both on-site and remote services. This license extends this offering to alumni via IP address, ATHENS, or SHIBBOLETH through the institution’s account. SAGE does not have the information or systems necessary to authenticate an individual as being an alumnus of a particular institution. Because of this, institutions will need to manage the authentication process and provide alumni with a route through the institutional IP network or with an ATHENS or SHIBBOLETH profile. Please contact your designated sales representative with any questions.
Should you have further questions or you need assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us at
We also encourage you to become familiar with the new metrics and report views by downloading COUNTER’s Friendly Guide to Release 5 for Librarians.
The new look is designed to make CQ Press Library easier to use. New features include:
- New design to highlight the search capabilities and the resources available on this site
- Improved display of search results with new filters and options for sorting relevant results
- A new name! CQ Press Electronic Library is now CQ Press Library
- The Online Editions that migrated to SAGE Knowledge are now listed at the bottom of the page and redirect to the pages on SAGE Knowledge (if you do not see these titles, please login to view them).
Other questions or comments about the new design?
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Take a look at all of the CQ Press titles on SAGE Knowledge.