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Electronic Resources | ProQuest | SIRS


SIRS Discoverer provides selected full-text articles that support grades K-9. 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 6-12. “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.

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SIRS Discoverer
Calendar Entry

SIRS Discoverer: Educator Tools
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SDSL Libraries' Guide
PDF Download
updated July 2015

SDSL Libraries' Guide (BW)
PDF Download
updated July 2015

SIRS Discoverer (Grades K-8)

SIRS Discoverer

For students and educators, this multidisciplinary database covers current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and more. More Information at Lib Guides
Category: Elementary School, Middle School

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SIRS Issues Researcher
Calendar Entry

SIRS Issues Researcher: Educator Tools
Calendar Entry

SIRS Issues Research LibGuide from Proquest (videos, sample searches, search tips and more):
Link to SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Issues Researcher (Grades 7-12)

SIRS Issues Researcher

Provides the background and current analysis necessary for the research and understanding of over 300 current and leading issues. More Information at Lib Guides
Category: Middle School, High School

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Puzzle Map of South Dakota with various database/online resource logos
Puzzle Map download and print this P D F file - Puzzle Map

Download and print this PDF file for a listing of electronic resources made available to South Dakota.
Updated September 2017

SDSL Electronic Resources Quick Guide download and print this PDF file - South Dakota State Library Electronic Resources Quick Guide
Downloadable handout with the most popular searching categories, access and search tips.
Updated September 2017

South Dakota State Library Cornerstone
SDSL's e-Newsletter articles include:
  - Electronic Resources
  - Language
  - Practice Tests
  - South Dakota Titles To Go
And many more!

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