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1 SIRS ® Standards Search December 2005

2 SIRS Standards Search Finds content aligned to state and national standards Covers all core curricula subjects Covers most states Available in: –SIRS Researcher –SIRS Discoverer –SIRS Knowledge Source ® (SKS)

3 SIRS Standards Search Benefits Helps educators save time during the lesson planning process Provides students targeted, on-task information Ensures library resources are aligned directly to learning benchmarks Provides schools a vast pool of reliable, relevant content to augment existing curriculum

4 Main Search Launch state and national standards searches directly from SIRS Access at Educators Resources, available at the top of every SIRS page

5 Standards Search

6 Standards Search Selection Select the State Then, Select the Subject Standard

7 Standards Search Selection Review the standards related to the subject Use the navigational twisty to drill deeper into a content standard –In this example, The Nature of Matter, A.2., has further benchmarks for grades 6-8 and 9-12

8 Standards Search Selection At the benchmark level click See resources to begin matching SIRS content –In this example, The Nature of Matter, A.2., grades 9-12, has six related benchmarks. Weve chosen SC.A

9 Subject Alignment SIRS queries the benchmark against the SIRS subject index Results display all subjects related to the benchmark –In this example, subjects related to benchmark SC.A include standard model (nuclear physics), matter, and antimatter

10 Document Results Topics lead to related articles, government documents, websites, multimedia sources, and subjects –In this example, we selected subject: Antimatter Dynamic searches ensure educators can find updated content as new documents are added to SIRS

11 Sample Documents Websites, multimedia, and full text articles

12 SIRS Standards Search Thank you for your time! For further questions, please call your ProQuest sales representative at , ext. 3344


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