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SIRS Researcher

Explore current event topics in a pro vs. con format with this resource. Evaluate key issues with selected articles, viewpoints, and reference sources. SIRS is an excellent resource for students studying or debating tough and complex issues. Educators will find many resources for curriculum support, including: "Curriculum Pathfinders," guidance for linking material to Common Core standards, "MyAnalysis" tools for step-by-step research, plus other teacher-focused content.

SIRS Issues Researcher includes:

  • More than 300 current topics and issues
  • 6-step Common Core Writing Guide
  • Topic-specific overviews, timelines, and statistics
  • Browse topics as an alphabetical list, grouped by subject, or visually
  • Editor-selected resources from newspapers, magazines, websites, and reference content

This resource covers many current and popular issues, including bullying, civil rights, drug policy, global warming, and more. SIRS is a great resource for students or anyone interested in developing knowledge of a specific topic from multiple perspectives.

This resource is found in the Society and Culture section of the Online Databases which includes other great resources, like Opposing Viewpoints in Context. For related library resources, visit the Political Virtual Gallery or Teacher Connect.

Available with your library card and PIN from all library computers and from your home or office computer. For more information about applying for a library card, visit Get Your Card.

 
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