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SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers and educators covering curriculum areas such as reading, language arts, current events, science, social studies, history, health and technology.  SIRS Discoverer provides age-appropriate, authoritative, curriculum-aligned content and features for use in Elementary and Middle/Intermediate Schools.

For more information about SIRS Discoverer, navigate to the Content Page.

For handouts and teaching activities for SIRS Discoverer, navigate to the K-12 Education Coursepack LibGuide.

SIRS Discoverer resides on the Guided Research Application and ProQuest Platform. More information on the ProQuest Platform is available on the ProQuest Platform LibGuide.

E-Learning Modules

This session provides an overview of the SIRS Discoverer Guided Research interface, major content sets, research tools, and essential functions. Locate and choose resources for enhancing student research and educator engagement. Duration: 6 min

All ProQuest K-12 resources offer integrations with outside cloud or learning services. This session applies to how Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive integrations work within all ProQuest K-12 resources. Duration: 3 min

Webinar Recordings



Title: Helping Students Succeed with SIRS Discoverer

Description:  This webinar will look at SIRS Discoverer and demonstrate how to find information about historical and current events around the world. By the end of the webinar, you will be able to

  • Navigate the Guided Research topics
  • Demonstrate curricular uses for SIRS Discoverer
  • Filter and limit search results

Duration:  23 minutes

Powerpoint Presentations


Teaching Activities


For handouts and teaching activities, navigate to the K-12 Education Coursepack LibGuide.