SIRS® Discoverer® is a multidisciplinary database designed for upper elementary and middle school. It covers history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, technology and more.

All newspaper, magazine, and reference book content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality global sources. The collection includes vetted educational Websites and reference materials such as the Compton’s by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books. Trusted periodical titles include Ranger Rick, Highlights for Children, Monkeyshines, New Moon, PopSci for Kids and many others.

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.

SIRS Discoverer is available online through either the visually-stunning Guided Research application or the award-winning ProQuest Academic platform. SIRS Discoverer provides the following features and tools:

  • Animal Facts to support the common animal report assignment
  • Article Text to Speech, including MP3 downloading
  • Citation Generator
  • Integration with Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Google Classroom
  • Language Translation
  • Country Facts & Maps
  • Educators’ Resources
  • Over 500 DRM-free Nonfiction digitized books
  • Controversial Issues feature for middle school projects
  • Responsive design, optimized for viewing on mobile devices
  • Curated Biography Pages
  • Standards Correlations tool for state, national and international curriculum standards

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Designed by EdTech Experts for Teaching, Learning and Research Success

Age-Appropriate Content

Age-Appropriate Content

Editorially vetted information built around core curricula and aligned with classroom assignments

Outcome-Oriented

Outcome-Oriented

High-quality resources that engage students and support classrooms with interactive media

Workflows That Guide Novice Users

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

Modern, Intuitive, Responsive and Accessible

Today’s on-the-go users can access information anywhere, anytime – even offline

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