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SIRS Issues Researcher: About

SIRS Issues Researcher provides authoritative insight into the most-studied social issues by delivering the pros and cons from relevant, credible documents and graphics selected by trained editors and curated from over 2,000 global sources.

SIRS Issues Researcher

SIRS Issues Researcher is now available on the Guided Research application and offers integration with Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.  

The ProQuest platform version of SIRS Issues Researcher is now available!  State, National Governors Association, Province, International Baccalaureate and U.S. Department of Defense Education Standards correlations are available in this new version.

Subject Coverage

  • Business & Economic
  • Civil Rights & Liberties
  • Communication & Technology
  • Crime & Punishment
  • Drugs, Health & Wellness
  • Environment & Science
  • Ethics
  • School, Family & Youth
  • World Cultures & Politics

Publication Types

  • Books 
  • Government Documents
  • Images
  • Magazines
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Newswires
  • Research Topics
  • Scholarly Journals
  • Websites

Publication Coverage

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What is SIRS Issues Researcher?

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SIRS Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis necessary for research and understanding of 360+ current and pervasive Leading Issues. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between on the most researched and debated social issues. Editorially created Topic Overview pages help build a solid foundation for understanding the issue. Critical Thinking and Information Literacy skills are promoted through engaging Essential Questions and supporting viewpoint articles. All articles, websites, multimedia graphics, charts, maps, statistics, primary sources and government documents are editorially-selected from thousands of global sources. SIRS Issues Researcher supports school curriculum and differentiated instruction through a wide-variety of features and tools including: State and National standards correlations, text-to-speech & language translation, Lexile scores, editorially written article summaries and citation generators. Research guides, and intuitive links to third-party platforms like Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Google Classroom and EasyBib help students complete their assignment successfully and efficiently.

Content & Features


360 Editorially-maintained Leading Issues topic pages |100% Full-Text | Editorial Summaries | Editorially-created Issue Timelines | Lexile Reading levels | 2,100+ Sources, most as text+graphics | 80,000+ Subject headings, indexed by editors | high quality graphics & charts | 3000+ Interactives, maps, timelines & primary sources 



Standards Alignment (including State, National and International Curriculum Standards) | Trending and Editor’s Picks Leading Issues | Daily updating | Article Text to Speech | Language Translation | Citation Generator | Integration with Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Google Classroom | Links to Easy Bib | Cross-search capability on ProQuest platform | Mobile-friendly UI Design


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