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What’s New & Trending in SIRS Issues Researcher

The Leading Issues pro/con framework helps students pick a topic and understand its context with overviews, essential questions, statistics, global perspectives, viewpoints, supporting arguments, and critical thinking prompts. Editors hand-select all of the content, ensuring that student researchers find the most appropriate, relevant, and valuable information available. Every Leading Issue contains a highly-relevant results list where students can gather supporting evidence through articles, statistics, images, and websites.

Keep research fresh and engaging with these new Leading Issues:

Heroin Abuse: Should cities open supervised injection sites for heroin addicts?

Job Automation: Should employees be worried about losing their jobs to machines?

Private Space Sector: Does the future of space travel lie with entrepreneurs?

Heroin Abuse Leading Issue in SIRS Issues Researcher

And here are some Leading Issues #trending in the news:

Health Care Reform: Should there be more government involvement in health care in the U.S.?

Keystone Pipeline: Should the U.S. government approve the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Illegal Immigration: Should immigrants who are in the country illegally be allowed to remain in the U.S.?

International trade: Are free trade agreements beneficial?

Media Bias: Do the mainstream media have a liberal bias?

Social Media: Do the positive aspects of social networking sites outweigh the negatives?

Taxation: Should offshoring tax loopholes be closed?

Which Leading Issues topics are most popular with your students? Let us know in the comments or tweet us with #ProQuest. 

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What’s New and Trending in ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher

ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher New Leading Issues

The Leading Issues pro/con framework helps students pick a topic and understand
its context with overviews, essential questions, statistics, global perspectives, viewpoints, supporting arguments, and critical thinking prompts. Editors hand-select all of the content, ensuring that student researchers find the most appropriate, relevant, and valuable content available. Every Leading Issue contains a highly relevant results list where students can gather supporting evidence through articles, statistics, images, and websites.

Keep research fresh and engaging with these new Leading Issues just added to the product:

Concealed Weapons: Should concealed weapons holders be prohibited from carrying firearms in certain locations?

Education Reform: Have the education reform laws enacted this century raised the quality of education in the United States?

Islamic State group (ISIS): Should the U.S. send ground troops to fight the Islamic State group?

Refugees: Is it the European Union’s responsibility to take in displaced refugees?

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Concealed Weapons Leading Issue on ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher

And here are some #trending Leading Issues related to this election season:

Election 2016: Will the super-rich buy the 2016 election?

Economic Inequality: Should the rich pay more in taxes?

Health Care Reform: Should there be more government involvement in health care in the U.S.?

Illegal Immigration: Should immigrants who are in the country illegally be allowed to remain in the U.S.?

Second Amendment: Should gun regulations be tightened?

Which Leading Issues topics are most popular with your students? Let us know in the comments or send a tweet tagged #ProQuest. 

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Behind the Scenes with SIRS Issues Researcher

Our SIRS Issues Researcher collection of 300+ Leading Issues continues to grow. Recently, we’ve added three new Leading Issues to the collection:

Want to know how SIRS Issues Researcher selects these and other Leading Issues?

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Our dedicated editorial team is constantly monitoring worldwide current events and searching trends for major social issues. We examine these issues and select those that are the most researched and debated in the classroom today.

The editorial process involves the creation of a main issue, such as Alternative Education, and related sub issues, such as the above-mentioned Virtual Classroom, to help scaffold information for students.

SIRS editors then construct concise introductory overviews that help students save valuable time in selecting and framing a Leading Issue topic.  Essential Questions with answers and viewpoint articles are crafted to expand upon the background information. And unlike mechanically compiled sources, editors read each article to make sure it is relevant to the issue.

We’ve also got the global perspective covered for each issue. Our editors hand-select content from more than 300 internationally-published sources. They also create timelines, each linked with articles and images, and provide the best-of multimedia, statistics, primary sources and historical content to help students gain a greater understanding of an issue.

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Once an issue is created, it continues to receive attention in the form of real-time editorial review. Editors constantly monitor each issue to keep it up-to-date with the latest information that is hand-selected from the most relevant media.

Check out our latest Leading Issues and tell us what you think!

Do you have an idea for a Leading Issue? SIRS Editors would like to know.

Focusing on Natural Disasters with SIRS

"Hurricane Sandy Aftermath -- Howard Beach -- 10/30/2012." Photo credit: Pam_Andrade / Foter / CC BY

“Hurricane Sandy Aftermath — Howard Beach — 10/30/2012.” Photo credit: Pam_Andrade / Foter / CC BY

SIRS Issues Researcher is your current source for coverage of top environmental Leading Issues including natural disasters. Hurricane Sandy is a stark reminder that anyone in any region of the world can be affected by a natural disaster. For millions of people across the Northeast United States, Hurricane Sandy damaged their homes and neighborhoods. Extreme winds and flooding hit New Jersey and New York the hardest, leaving these areas devastated. Knowing the importance of currency in natural disaster coverage, SIRS offers analysis of key aspects of the storm including scientific background, recovery and economic impact through the Focus on Natural Disasters feature. For a wider angle, see SIRS Issues Researcher’s Natural Disasters Leading Issue for a pro/con analysis of natural disasters and climate change. While any hurricane, earthquake or other weather phenomenon is unpredictable, one thing you can predict is that SIRS will offer breadth, depth and currency in coverage of environmental issues.