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How Does ProQuest SIRS Help Support 21st Century Student Learning?

It could take a while to answer that question completely.  But take a look at just some of the content and tools available to your students today from two ProQuest SIRS resources, SIRS Issues Researcher and SIRS Discoverer. . .

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SIRS Issues Researcher Visual Browse

SIRS Issues Researcher (7-12):

  • 334+ Major world issues
  • 2,000+ Diverse sources in full-text
  • Accurate Library of Congress indexing
  • Pro/Con with Essential research questions
  • Primary Sources
  • InfoGraphics
  • 3,000 detailed physical, political, and historical maps
  • 4 Common Core – based research guides
  • Research paper writing guide

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    SIRS Issues Researcher Common Core Guides

  • Interactive research and writing tutor
  • In-class debate exercise
  • Electronic Note Organizer
  • Lexile reading levels
  • Formatted citations and EasyBib
  • State, National, and Common Core standards correlations
  • Text-to-Speech
  • Language Translation
  • Mobile access

 

SIRS Discoverer (K-8):

  • ALL NEW Leading Issues feature with 50 major world issues

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    SIRS Discoverer Pro/Con Leading Issues

  • ALL NEW Animal Facts search
  • Over 3000 biographical articles
  • Science Fair projects and experiments
  • 22 Categories of hands-on activities
  • 500+ Full image non-fiction reference books
  • Fiction and folklore
  • 3,000 detailed physical, political, and historical maps
  • Interactive websites in all core areas
  • Visual Literacy activities

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    SIRS Discoverer NonFiction Books

  • Monthly spotlight topics
  • Over 10,000 images and topical photo essays
  • State, National, and Common Core standards correlations
  • Interactive research and writing tutor
  • Research literacy instructional manuals
  • Lexile reading levels
  • Text-to-Speech
  • Language Translation
  • Mobile access

If you’ve never seen SIRS, if it has been a while since you last used it — or if you have it now but need a refresher on its extensive content and tools for student research and learning — come and join the ProQuest Training and Consulting Partners in a free webinar to learn more. Just sign up at http://www.proquestk12.com/go/trainingsignup, or contact us for a privately arranged meeting at training@proquest.com.  We’ll answer your questions and help you get the most out of these invaluable student resources from ProQuest.  See you in class!

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