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What is SIRS Discoverer?

SIRS Discoverer is a fantastic resource that features an advanced search engine, encyclopedias, multiple database features, and current events. This user friendly research tool will help elementary-age students navigate the World Wide Web and find content-rich resources.

SIRS Discoverer features include:

  • Current Events
  • Science Fair Explorer
  • Maps of the World
  • Leading Issues-to develop argumentative writing skills
  • Notable People
  • Fiction Section-including magazine articles with response questions
  • Picture Database
  • iThink Skills Tutor 

What is SIRS Researcher?

SIRS Researcher is a resource-rich database for secondary students. Students can select an argumentative topic and find many resources to formulate an intelligent opinion and claim statement. Quality articles from reputable sources are right at the student's disposal.

SIRS Researcher features include:

  • Pro vs Con Leading Issues
  • Infographics
  • Global Impact Articles
  • Timeline of Topics
  • Note Organizer
  • Links to Articles from Reputable Sources
  • Current Events
  • World Conflicts Overview.

Step-by-Step process to access SIRS:

1. Click on the appropriate link.  

If you are using a school computer, you will be connected automatically. If you are NOT using a school computer use the following information: 

Username: wsdread
Password:  wsdwrite

2. Once you're logged into SIRS you are able to use it like any search engine or you can click on the helpful graphics to navigate your way to the information you need. See your school librarian for useful tips about SIRS Discoverer and SIRS Researcher.

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