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SIRS Researcher

SIRS Researcher makes research on complex issues in the news easy. Evaluate the pros and cons of controversial issues with full-text articles, viewpoints, and reference sources. SIRS is an excellent resource for studying or debating tough and complex issues. There is also a Student Tools section that has guides to help you write a term paper or create a PowerPoint presentation.

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 LibGuide 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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