CQ Researcher celebrates 90 years with a new interface and Hot Topics launch

One of my favorite sources, CQ Researcher, is celebrating it’s 90th anniversary!  SAGE is honoring this long standing resource with a new interface and a new feature – Hot Topics.  The Hot Topics section should hit the target for many English Composition research papers.  More from the press release below:


Los Angeles, CA (June 24, 2013) SAGE and CQ Press are delighted to celebrate the 90th anniversary of CQ Researcher, a weekly in-depth, single-topic publication focusing on today’s most important issues. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research Reports, CQ Researcher is the go-to, authoritative resource for librarians, high school and college students, and researchers seeking high-quality research on domestic and global topics. To celebrate the anniversary, CQ Press is launching an enhanced interface and exciting new content features.

“SAGE is honored to publish a resource that for almost a century has informed all types of researchers and learners on a wide scope of real-world issues from a variety of different perspectives. Though the topics discussed are a reflection of the changing US public, CQ Researcher’s commitment to accuracy, balance, and depth as well as a colorful variety of content has remained constant,” stated Michele Sordi, SAGE’s Vice President of Editorial. “We are proud to be able to announce that after 90 years, the publication is highly revered and growing in popularity and we are confident that the new interface will serve to enhance the site.”

The enhanced interface includes a new “Hot Topics” feature that offers special, up-to-date reports and chronologies on 20 of the most-researched topics, including obesity, abortion, and marijuana legalization. The site also includes improvements in the browse and search functionality, a new logo, and a clean site design that makes all content easier to read and navigate.

Published 44 times a year, CQ Researcher reports feature 12,000 words of footnoted text, bibliographies, a timeline of events, charts and graphs, photographs and more. Reports offer comprehensive analysis of topics ranging from climate change, gay marriage and immigration to conflict in the Middle East, the impact of social media on society, and gun control.


For more information about CQ Researcher and to preview the new interface, visit http://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/.



Those attending the ALA Annual Meeting are invited to attend a demonstration of the new CQ Researcher on Saturday, June 29 at 1pm, Sunday June 30 at 3pm, or Monday, July 1 at 9:30am at the SAGE Booth #650.



SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC. www.sagepublications.com