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Westerly High School Library: Instructional VIDEOS for using Databases

Wonder/Connect, Question/Focus, Investigate/Learn, Prepare/Analyze/Synthesize, Express/Create/Communicate, Reflect/Assess


This video gives instructions for Opposing Viewpoints but the instructions apply to all of the Gale databases to which we subscribe.

CQ Researcher

Cq Researcher offers original, comprehensive reporting and analysis on issues in the news. Founded in 1923 as Editorial Research ReportsCQ Researcher is noted for its award-winning in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the economy. Reports are published online 44 times a year by CQ Press, an imprint of SAGE Publications.

Each single-themed report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist, footnoted and professionally fact checked. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview, which poses and addresses relevant questions; a background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; a pro/con debate by representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

CQ Researcher Online offers access to CQ Researcher reports dating back ten years. PDF files are available for reports from January 1996; color PDFs are available for reports published after January 2001.

EBSCOhost is a database that gives you access to articles written in journals, magazines, newspapers, and other published fact-checked, reliable articles. It is especially helpful for the senior research paper. Ebscohost includes articles for the environment, social issues, education, medicine, and practically any other topic for which you need factual, researched, current information.