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SIRS Issues Researcher Featured

Research the pros and cons of current issues and enduring social issues through full-text articles, multimedia, primary sources, government documents and reference materials.

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SIRS® Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis necessary for the research and understanding of 356+ current and pervasive Leading Issues. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between on the most researched and debated social issues. Issues are organized from major topical areas into Leading Issues, and then broken down to Pro/Con subtopics.  Each Pro/Con subtopic provides a brief overview, critical thinking questions, timeline, and an instructional research guide. Critical Thinking and Information Literacy skills are promoted through engaging Essential Questions with answers and viewpoint articles. All articles, websites, videos, multimedia graphics, charts, maps, statistics, primary sources and government documents are hand-selected from thousands of national and international sources.

SIRS® Issues Researcher supports school curriculum and differentiated instruction through a wide-variety of features and tools including: Common Core, State and National standards correlations, article read aloud & language translation, Lexile scores, editorially written article summaries and citation generators. Curriculum Guides, Note Organizers, Export to EasyBib, Save to Google Drive, and Add to Google Classroom, all aid users throughout the research process.

  • 100% Full-Text
  • Editorial Summaries
  • Lexile Reading levels
  • 2,100+ Sources most as text+graphics
  • 80,000+ Subjects hand-indexed to Library of Congress
  • High quality graphics & charts
  • 3000+ Interactives, maps, timelines & primary sources

  • Standards Alignment (including Common Core Standards)
  • Trending Pro/Con Leading Issues
  • Daily updating
  • Article Text to Speech
  • Language Translation
  • Citation Generator
  • Note Organizers
  • Save to Google Drive
  • Add to Google Classroom
  • Lexiles
  • Curriculum Guides
  • Infographics