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2 PROQUEST SIRS ISSUES RESEARCHER INSIGHT INTO TODAYS LEADING ISSUES Online Tutorial sks.sirs.com | proquestk12.com

3 What is SIRS? Social Issues Resources Series For 40 years, SIRS has sought out the best, most relevant information to encourage dialogue and critical thinking about the major issues of our society.

4 ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher SIRS Issues Researcher unlocks the door to key resources covering 337 Leading Issues including topics in: Civil Rights & Liberties Drugs, Health & Wellness Economics, Business, Law Environment & Science School, Family & Youth Society & World Politics

5 Search Capabilities Subject Headings search, with related terms automatically suggested, provides targeted results, hand-selected and indexed to Library of Congress terms. Focused search options provide easy access to the materials students need.

6 Leading Issues 337 issues continuously updated from a selection of 2,000 sources from around the globe. Supports common assignments such as reading informational texts, writing arguments, and debate. Top 10 based on usage, updated daily.

7 Visual Browse Explore topics for ideas, relationships, and context in this highly- accessible visual design.

8 Leading Issues: Overview Concise overviews help students understand the issue. Results represent the full 360 degrees of the issue, including primary sources, viewpoint articles, graphics, websites, more. See also and Matching Subjects guide deeper research.

9 Leading Issues: Pro/Con & Essential Questions Essential Questions with answers help students identify the core issue under debate. The Pro/Con format breaks down the issue, helping students comprehend the varying points- of-view. Featured interactive offers a best- of multimedia resource on the issue.

10 Results include: Lexile Scores Editorially written summaries Image Preview Related subjects Add to My List Show/Hide details Search Results Sort by: Date, Relevance or Lexile Score

11 Article Pages , Print, Share Export to EasyBib 11 Language Translation options Text to Speech Read Aloud and downloadable MP3 Embedded MLA & APA Citation and Summary Add to My List Find Similar articles

12 My List My List allows users to tag selections and store search history. Makes it easy to continue research at school or at home. yourself full-text articles, graphics, or create a bibliography from saved items.

13 Research Tools Topic Overview – Offers concise analysis, perspectives and quick links to best-of information needed to build foundation while researching Timeline – historical context and reference Global Impact – highlights global awareness, perspectives and attitudes towards Leading Issues Statistics – charts, polls, graphs and maps support research MyAnalysis Research Guides – step-by- step assistance through research process, also iTHINK Skills Tutor Note Organizer – enables students to organize, create and present research

14 iTHINK iTHINK interactive skills tutor supports the research process through direct instruction and assessment of critical thinking skills and information literacy standards.

15 SIRS Note Organizer Note Organizer enables students to organize, evaluate and record research.

16 Educators Resources Newly revised and enhanced to make most-used educator content easy to find.

17 Additional Features Thats Debatable Interactive Poll vests users in the research process. Current Events coverage with Todays News. Curriculum Planning features, include Common Core Writing Guide, Spotlight on…, Curriculum Pathfinders, and World Almanac & Maps. Quick access to popular features: World Conflicts coverage and MyAnalysis research guide.

18 Todays News Today's News features dynamically-updated articles and commercial- free videos.

19 QUESTIONS? CALL PROQUEST REPRESENTATIVES AT ProQuest SIRS Issues Researcher sks.sirs.com | proquestk12.com


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