Library Orientation: CQ Researcher and EBSCOHost
CQ Electronic Library <ul><li>Collects a number of publications on issues, government, and analysis of political affairs <...
CQ Political Reference Suite <ul><li>Collection of historical government documents (collected starting in 1972), covering ...
CQ Supreme Court Collection <ul><li>Summaries/analysis of more than 4000 decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Opinion analysis </li...
CQ Public Affairs Collection <ul><li>Contains information on vital issues </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a variety of informat...
CQ Washington Information Directory <ul><li>Contact information, websites, and a brief synopsis of various government orga...
CQ Weekly <ul><li>Analysis of the previous week’s legislative activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bills-in-play </li></ul></...
CQ Researcher <ul><li>Research reports on government and public affairs topics </li></ul><ul><li>All reports are single-th...
EBSCOHost <ul><li>EBSCO Host is a database  vendor </li></ul><ul><li>They aggregate multiple databases into a single searc...
EBSCOHost: Interface Features <ul><li>Advanced and Basic Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Limiters: full text, date ranges, pub...
Recommended Databases <ul><li>General Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Search Complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
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    1. 1. Library Orientation: CQ Researcher and EBSCOHost
    2. 2. CQ Electronic Library <ul><li>Collects a number of publications on issues, government, and analysis of political affairs </li></ul><ul><li>Includes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CQ Political Reference Suite for Schools (includes Historic Document collection) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CQ Supreme Court Collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CQ Public Affairs Collection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CQ Washington Information Directory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CQ Weekly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CQ Researcher </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. CQ Political Reference Suite <ul><li>Collection of historical government documents (collected starting in 1972), covering a wide array of topics. </li></ul><ul><li>Searchable by a simple web-based interface. </li></ul><ul><li>Example document: U.S. Army Report on No Gun Ri Incident </li></ul>
    4. 4. CQ Supreme Court Collection <ul><li>Summaries/analysis of more than 4000 decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Opinion analysis </li></ul><ul><li>“ Cases-in-Context” – cases that are of ongoing importance in public policy and public awareness ( e.g. capital punishment, privacy, speech, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Key Cases” – the most critical cases in American history (as chosen by CQ’s editors) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Example “key case”: Panetti v. Quarterman , </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. CQ Public Affairs Collection <ul><li>Contains information on vital issues </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a variety of information to the researcher: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative information and analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case summaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization information </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Includes a chronology of “major events affecting public affairs in the United States,” starting in the 20 th century. </li></ul><ul><li>Also includes an image library that can be browsed by topic. </li></ul>
    6. 6. CQ Washington Information Directory <ul><li>Contact information, websites, and a brief synopsis of various government organizations and their mission. </li></ul><ul><li>Example: Agricultural Marketing Service (Cotton Program) </li></ul>
    7. 7. CQ Weekly <ul><li>Analysis of the previous week’s legislative activities: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bills-in-play </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Behind the scenes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roll calls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Each issue has the same structure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Weekly Report (bills, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In Focus (analysis and perspective pieces) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vantage Point (trends and forecasts) </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. CQ Researcher <ul><li>Research reports on government and public affairs topics </li></ul><ul><li>All reports are single-themed, and run about 12,000 words. </li></ul><ul><li>Reports have a consistent structure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background & Chronology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment of the Current Situation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pro/Con Statements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example Report: Death Penalty Controversies , 2005 </li></ul>
    9. 9. EBSCOHost <ul><li>EBSCO Host is a database vendor </li></ul><ul><li>They aggregate multiple databases into a single search interface </li></ul><ul><li>Many of IUP’s most-used databases are provided by EBSCO. </li></ul>
    10. 10. EBSCOHost: Interface Features <ul><li>Advanced and Basic Searching </li></ul><ul><li>Limiters: full text, date ranges, publication type, field-limiting, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Filter by document type ( e.g. journal vs. newspaper) </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple Database Searching </li></ul><ul><li>“ Narrow Results by Subject” feature (useful, because it suggests new search terms!) </li></ul><ul><li>Saving items in your Folder , which means you can search and accumulate materials without having to print or email each one individually. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Recommended Databases <ul><li>General Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Search Complete </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>InfoTrac </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Universe </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Political Affairs Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CIAO </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Congressional Universe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Int’l Security & Counter-Terrorism Reference Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And, of course, CQ </li></ul></ul>
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