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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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SDSL Libraries' Guide
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updated July 2015

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

Two minute video from ProQuest
Video Link to SIRS Discoverer

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

SIRS Discoverer (grades K-8)

SIRS Discoverer

Full-text articles and graphics from more than 1,600 U.S. and international magazines, newspapers and U.S. government documents, which were carefully selected for their educational content, interest and level of readability for middle and elementary curriculum topics. Web Link to More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: general, magazines and journals/perodicals


SDSL Libraries' Guide
PDF Download

SDSL Libraries' Guide (BW)
PDF Download

Two minute video from ProQuest
Video Link to SIRS Discoverer

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

SIRS Issues Researcher (grades 6-12)

SIRS Issues Researcher

A general reference database containing thousands of full-text articles exploring social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and global issues. Web Link to More Information
Access: home, library and school campus, state government
Category: general, magazines and journals/perodicals


Creating hyperlinks/shortcuts:
The following URL will provide access to SIRS Discoverer from both library/campus IP-filtered PC's and from remote PC's, using library-cards/passwords:

http://www.sdln.net/cgi-bin/authgate/index.cgi?db=disc

The following URL will provide access to SIRS Issues Researcher from both library/campus IP-filtered PC's and from remote PC's, using library-cards/passwords:

http://www.sdln.net/cgi-bin/authgate/index.cgi?db=know


ProQuest Challenge

Win Prizes for Your Library: Join the South Dakota Proquest, SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Issues Researcher Challenge:

ProQuest, provider of ProQuest Research Library and ProQuest Discovery, SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Issues Researcher, an online journals and homework resource available through the South Dakota State Library is hosting an exclusive promotion for South Dakota libraries.

Taking the South Dakota Proquest Challenge is as easy as articles, study guides and ebooks. All you have to do is:

  1. download the challenge checklistpro quest south dakota challenge checklist in pdf format
  2. pick four tasks to complete
  3. submit your proof of completion to cynthia.lett@proquest.com Email between April 10, 2015 and May 10, 2015.

In exchange for your participation, Proquest will send you a complimentary gift pack full of Proquest swag*!

Learn more about the South Dakota Proquest Challenge in webinars on April 8 at 4:00 CT (3:00 MT) or April 9 at 9:00 CT (8:00 MT). All South Dakota libraries are invited to participate in the South Dakota Proquest Challenge!

If you have any questions about the challenge, please contact Jane Healy (email Email).

*Swag includes Proquest branded items.


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