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What is SIRS? Social Issues Resources Series For 40 years, SIRS has sought out the best, most relevant information to encourage dialogue and critical thinking about the major issues of our society.
ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher • SIRS Issues Researcher unlocks the door to key resources covering 337 • Leading Issues including topics in: • Civil Rights & Liberties • Drugs, Health & Wellness • Economics, Business, Law • Environment & Science • School, Family & Youth • Society & World Politics
Search Capabilities Focused search options provide easy access to the materials students need. Subject Headings search, with related terms automatically suggested, provides targeted results, hand-selected and indexed to Library of Congress terms.
Leading Issues ‘Top 10’ based on usage, updated daily. 337 issues continuously updated from a selection of 2,000 sources from around the globe. Supports common assignments such as reading informational texts, writing arguments, and debate.
Visual Browse Explore topics for ideas, relationships, and context in this highly-accessible visual design.
Leading Issues: Overview Results represent the full “360 degrees” of the issue, including primary sources, viewpoint articles, graphics, websites, more. Concise overviews help students understand the issue. ‘See also’ and ‘Matching Subjects’ guide deeper research.
Leading Issues: Pro/Con & Essential Questions Featured interactive offers a best-of multimedia resource on the issue. Essential Questions with answers help students identify the core issue under debate. The Pro/Con format breaks down the issue, helping students comprehend the varying points-of-view.
Search Results Sort by: Date, Relevance or Lexile Score • Results include: • Lexile Scores • Editorially written summaries • Image Preview • Related subjects • “Add to My List” • Show/Hide details
Article Pages • Email, Print, Share • Export to EasyBib • 11 Language Translation options • Text to Speech Read Aloud and downloadable MP3 • Embedded MLA & APA Citation and Summary • “Add to My List” • Find Similar articles
My List My List allows users to tag selections and store search history. Makes it easy to continue research at school or at home. Email yourself full-text articles, graphics, or create a bibliography from saved items.
Research Tools • Topic Overview – Offers concise analysis, perspectives and quick links to best-of information needed to build foundation while researching • Timeline – historical context and reference • Global Impact – highlights global awareness, perspectives and attitudes towards Leading Issues • Statistics – charts, polls, graphs and maps support research • MyAnalysis Research Guides – step-by-step assistance through research process, also iTHINK Skills Tutor • Note Organizer – enables students to organize, create and present research
iTHINK iTHINK interactive skills tutor supports the research process through direct instruction and assessment of critical thinking skills and information literacy standards.
SIRS Note Organizer Note Organizer enables students to organize, evaluate and record research.
Educators’ Resources Newly revised and enhanced to make most-used educator content easy to find.
Additional Features • That’s Debatable Interactive Poll vests users in the research process. • Current Events coverage with Today’s News. • Curriculum Planning features, include Common Core Writing Guide, Spotlight on…, Curriculum Pathfinders, and World Almanac & Maps. • Quick access to popular features: World Conflicts coverage and MyAnalysis research guide.
Today’s News Today's News features dynamically-updated articles and commercial-free videos.
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