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ProQuest SIRS Discoverer: About


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  • Animal Facts
  • Country Facts & Maps
  • Current Events
  • Nonfiction Books
  • Pro/Con Leading Issues
  • Science Fair Explorer

What is ProQuest SIRS Discoverer?


ProQuest SIRS Discoverer is a multidisciplinary database for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology.  All newspaper, magazine and reference content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality domestic and international sources. The collection includes 9,000 integrated educational weblinks, and reference materials such as the Compton’s by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books.

ProQuest SIRS Discoverer supports differentiated instruction by providing Lexile scores, grade level reading , article read-aloud and language translation, age-appropriate article summaries, and automatically generated citations.  Teacher and student materials are aligned with curriculum subject areas, research topics and homework help. User-friendly special database features such as “Animal Facts” “Nonfiction Books,” “Country Facts,” “Pro/Con Leading Issues,” “Science Fair Explorer,” and “Spotlight of the Month,” to further support the curriculum, while engaging students as they identify content needed for research, homework and classwork.

ProQuest SIRS Discoverer offers supplemental curriculum and learning materials, including student activities, an educator's guide, middle- and elementary-level student workbooks, citation guidelines, research strategy worksheets, and more. Visit our Educator's Resources link to peruse the wealth of resources, materials, and bulletins available to students, teachers, and librarians.

ProQuest SIRS Discoverer has been newly redesigned with a fresh, new interface featuring easy-access to most-used content and features, logical subject tree hierarchy, age-appropriate search and filter capabilities, as well as streamlined result and article pages to help young learners connect with and comprehend content.

Product Features & Tools


100% Full-Text | Editorial summaries  | Lexile reading levels | 2,100+ Sources | 40,000 high quality images, PDF images, and graphics | 500+ Full-text non-fiction books in original PDF format | 40,000+ Subjects hand-indexed to Library of Congress  | 9,000 Monitored educational weblinks | 3,000 Biographies | 3,000+ Current and historical maps | 400 Country, Province, and State facts | 300+ Editorial cartoons | 5,600+ Activities | Current events | World Alamanac for Kids | Dictionary and Thesaurus | Compton's by Britannica Encyclopedia

C U R R I C U L U M     T O O L S

Standards alignment (including U.S. National, Canada, and Common Core Standards) | Science Fair Explorer | Skills Discoverer | Leading Issues | Animal Facts | Visual Literacy activities | Non-Fiction books | Spotlight of the Month | Lexiles and editorially assigned reading levels | ReadSpeaker Text to Speech | Links to EasyBib | Language Translation | MLA & APA citation generator | Copy URL | Visual browse | Social bookmark and share | Graphic organizers | Automatic search terms | Email functions | NEW! Student workbooks | Share This! Blog

Common Core Standards Alignment

ProQuest SIRS Discoverer continues to 'Take Aim' at Common Core Standards with its live Common Core Correlations standards alignment search.  This search is tied directly to the Library of Congress subject indexing in ProQuest SIRS Discoverer to provide live up-to-date searches based upon key terms in Common Core standards.  Additional support is provided for individual state and national standards sets as well.

Publication Coverage

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Publication Types

  • Books
  • Government Documents
  • Images
  • Interactives
  • Magazines
  • Multimedia
  • Newspapers
  • Primary Sources
  • Reference Books
  • Websites