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Published on June 13, 2008

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Library Orientation: CQ Researcher and EBSCOHost

CQ Electronic Library Collects a number of publications on issues, government, and analysis of political affairs Includes CQ Political Reference Suite for Schools (includes Historic Document collection) CQ Supreme Court Collection CQ Public Affairs Collection CQ Washington Information Directory CQ Weekly CQ Researcher

Collects a number of publications on issues, government, and analysis of political affairs

Includes

CQ Political Reference Suite for Schools (includes Historic Document collection)

CQ Supreme Court Collection

CQ Public Affairs Collection

CQ Washington Information Directory

CQ Weekly

CQ Researcher

CQ Political Reference Suite Collection of historical government documents (collected starting in 1972), covering a wide array of topics. Searchable by a simple web-based interface. Example document: U.S. Army Report on No Gun Ri Incident

Collection of historical government documents (collected starting in 1972), covering a wide array of topics.

Searchable by a simple web-based interface.

Example document: U.S. Army Report on No Gun Ri Incident

CQ Supreme Court Collection Summaries/analysis of more than 4000 decisions Opinion analysis “ Cases-in-Context” – cases that are of ongoing importance in public policy and public awareness ( e.g. capital punishment, privacy, speech, etc.) “ Key Cases” – the most critical cases in American history (as chosen by CQ’s editors) Example “key case”: Panetti v. Quarterman ,

Summaries/analysis of more than 4000 decisions

Opinion analysis

“ Cases-in-Context” – cases that are of ongoing importance in public policy and public awareness ( e.g. capital punishment, privacy, speech, etc.)

“ Key Cases” – the most critical cases in American history (as chosen by CQ’s editors)

Example “key case”: Panetti v. Quarterman ,

CQ Public Affairs Collection Contains information on vital issues Provides a variety of information to the researcher: Legislative information and analysis Case summaries Organization information Includes a chronology of “major events affecting public affairs in the United States,” starting in the 20 th century. Also includes an image library that can be browsed by topic.

Contains information on vital issues

Provides a variety of information to the researcher:

Legislative information and analysis

Case summaries

Organization information

Includes a chronology of “major events affecting public affairs in the United States,” starting in the 20 th century.

Also includes an image library that can be browsed by topic.

CQ Washington Information Directory Contact information, websites, and a brief synopsis of various government organizations and their mission. Example: Agricultural Marketing Service (Cotton Program)

Contact information, websites, and a brief synopsis of various government organizations and their mission.

Example: Agricultural Marketing Service (Cotton Program)

CQ Weekly Analysis of the previous week’s legislative activities: Bills-in-play Behind the scenes Debates Roll calls Each issue has the same structure: Weekly Report (bills, etc.) In Focus (analysis and perspective pieces) Vantage Point (trends and forecasts)

Analysis of the previous week’s legislative activities:

Bills-in-play

Behind the scenes

Debates

Roll calls

Each issue has the same structure:

Weekly Report (bills, etc.)

In Focus (analysis and perspective pieces)

Vantage Point (trends and forecasts)

CQ Researcher Research reports on government and public affairs topics All reports are single-themed, and run about 12,000 words. Reports have a consistent structure: Introduction Background & Chronology Assessment of the Current Situation Pro/Con Statements Bibliography Example Report: Death Penalty Controversies , 2005

Research reports on government and public affairs topics

All reports are single-themed, and run about 12,000 words.

Reports have a consistent structure:

Introduction

Background & Chronology

Assessment of the Current Situation

Pro/Con Statements

Bibliography

Example Report: Death Penalty Controversies , 2005

EBSCOHost EBSCO Host is a database vendor They aggregate multiple databases into a single search interface Many of IUP’s most-used databases are provided by EBSCO.

EBSCO Host is a database vendor

They aggregate multiple databases into a single search interface

Many of IUP’s most-used databases are provided by EBSCO.

EBSCOHost: Interface Features Advanced and Basic Searching Limiters: full text, date ranges, publication type, field-limiting, etc. Filter by document type ( e.g. journal vs. newspaper) Multiple Database Searching “ Narrow Results by Subject” feature (useful, because it suggests new search terms!) Saving items in your Folder , which means you can search and accumulate materials without having to print or email each one individually.

Advanced and Basic Searching

Limiters: full text, date ranges, publication type, field-limiting, etc.

Filter by document type ( e.g. journal vs. newspaper)

Multiple Database Searching

“ Narrow Results by Subject” feature (useful, because it suggests new search terms!)

Saving items in your Folder , which means you can search and accumulate materials without having to print or email each one individually.

Recommended Databases General Databases Academic Search Complete InfoTrac Academic Universe Political Affairs Databases CIAO Congressional Universe Int’l Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center And, of course, CQ

General Databases

Academic Search Complete

InfoTrac

Academic Universe

Political Affairs Databases

CIAO

Congressional Universe

Int’l Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center

And, of course, CQ

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