Database in Depth: CQ Researcher
It’s 10 p.m. Your report on wind power is due tomorrow. It is not even close to being done. Your teacher has said you can’t use Internet sources. You have a couple of books, but you need at least one more source.
You can’t decide if you should start faking sick now (like you could fool your mom), go to school tomorrow and try to beg your teacher for an extension (oh, sure), or just ignore the problem and hope it will solve itself (it's never worked before, but...).
There is another option. Get out your CRRL library card, and visit Congressional Quarterly Researcher online. Congressional Quarterly Wha...? If you are writing a report about any “hot button” issue in the news, you need CQ Researcher.
Founded in 1923 as Education Research Reports to provide background information to newspaper staff reporters and purchased by Congressional Quarterly in 1956, CQ Researcher has a history of providing “in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy.” These reports are full of charts, graphs, pictures, tables and maps.
Your report will practically write itself.