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SIRS Discoverer is where research starts
SIRS® Discoverer™ is a multidisciplinary database specifically designed for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas including history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.
All newspaper, magazine, and reference book content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality global sources, including 400 full-text nonfiction books and ~300 full-text book chapters from publishers such as Britannica, World Book, Rosen Publishing Group, Enslow and ReferencePoint Press. Individual chapter access aids in easy discovery of individual topics for young learners.
SIRS Discoverer features easy access to the most-used content and features, logical subject tree hierarchy, age-appropriate search and filter capabilities, as well as streamlined results and article pages to help young learners connect with and comprehend content. User-friendly advanced search features enable young learners, and the educators who support them, to find exactly what they need by limiting any search by source type and offering the ability to filter by Lexile range.
All content is integrated with Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Google Classroom, and includes text-to-speech capability, a citation generator and citation export functions to seamlessly fit into educator and student workflows.
Use SIRS Discoverer to develop activities and lessons that support classroom teaching and help students learn:
- Critical Thinking Skills: Students develop skills with 85+ age-appropriate, editorially-maintained “Controversial Issues.” Popular topics include: School Uniforms, Homework, and Animal Experimentation.
- Reading Fluency: Hundreds of visually appealing, downloadable nonfiction books to read on any device, from popular publishers such as Weekly Reader and Biography for Beginners, featuring beautiful page-image layout and content to engage young readers.
- Research Skills: Learning basic research skills is fun for students exploring a collection of more than 330 animal facts. Information can be used to create a poster, tri-fold brochure, flip board, or pyramid display to showcase learning outcomes.
- Biographies: ProQuest editors provide current, age-appropriate articles and images for the most studied women and men in world history and contemporary society. Features include a timeline of events in the person’s life, key facts, and links to more articles.
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Designed by EdTech Experts for Teaching, Learning and Research Success
Editorially vetted information built around core curricula and aligned with classroom assignments
High-quality resources that engage students and support classrooms with interactive media
Workflows That Guide Novice Users
Intuitive, made-for-purpose interfaces focus and engage young learners on their highest value tasks, so they use time efficiently
Modern, Intuitive, Responsive and Accessible
Today’s on-the-go users can access information anywhere, anytime – even offline
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