SIRS Discover and Issues Researcher are to assist primarily K-12 students within a wide variety of subjects.
Discoverer is primarily for elementary and middle school students. Issues researcher is primarily for middle and high school students. Other groups may also find these resources helpful.
SIRS Discoverer provides selected full-text articles that support grades K-8. Every article has a summary and a reading level. SIRS Discoverer's special features include biographies, over 3000 maps, country studies and an encyclopedia.
SIRS Issues Researcher provides selected full-text articles that support grades 7-12. “Leading Issues” provides over 300 topics including abortion, gun control, and capital punishment. Each Leading Issue has the topic overview, reviews the pro/con viewpoints and provides a guide for critical thinking to guide the student through the critical thinking process.
Digital Resources Coordinator
605-295-3174 or 605-773-3131, Option 5, 3
School Library Technology Coordinator
605-295-3152 or 605-773-3131, Option 5, 3
605-773-6391 or 605-280-6911