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SIRS Discoverer provides selected full-text articles that support grades K-9. Every article has a summary and a reading level. SIRS Discoverer's special features include biographies, over 3000 maps, country studies and an encyclopedia.

SIRS Issues Researcher provides selected full-text articles that support grades 6-12. “Leading Issues” provides over 300 topics including abortion, gun control, and capital punishment. Each Leading Issue has the topic overview, reviews the pro/con viewpoints and provides a guide for critical thinking to guide the student through the critical thinking process.


SIRS Discoverer
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SIRS Discoverer: Educator Tools
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SIRS Issues Researcher
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SIRS Issues Researcher: Educator Tools
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SDSL Libraries' Guide
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updated July 2015

SDSL Libraries' Guide (BW)
PDF Download
updated July 2015

SIRS Discoverer (grades K-8)

SIRS Discoverer

Full-text articles and graphics from more than 1,600 U.S. and international magazines, newspapers and U.S. government documents, which were carefully selected for their educational content, interest and level of readability for middle and elementary curriculum topics. Web Link to More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: general, magazines and journals/perodicals


SDSL Libraries' Guide
PDF Download

SDSL Libraries' Guide (BW)
PDF Download

Two minute video from ProQuest
Video Link to SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Issues Research LibGuide from Proquest (videos, sample searches, search tips and more):
Link to SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Issues Researcher (grades 6-12)

SIRS Issues Researcher

A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Web Link to More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: general, magazines and journals/perodicals


Creating hyperlinks/shortcuts:
The following URL will provide access to SIRS Discoverer from both library/campus IP-filtered PC's and from remote PC's, using library-cards/passwords:

http://www.sdln.net/cgi-bin/authgate/index.cgi?db=disc

The following URL will provide access to SIRS Issues Researcher from both library/campus IP-filtered PC's and from remote PC's, using library-cards/passwords:

http://www.sdln.net/cgi-bin/authgate/index.cgi?db=know


Database URLs (Hyperlinks and Shortcuts) & PDF Guides




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