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SIRS Discoverer: Product Education

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.

Recorded Training Sessions

Title: SIRS Discoverer for Guided Research

Description:  Review this session for a demonstration of SIRS Discoverer on the guided research application.  By the end of this session, you will be able to highlight features of SIRS Discoverer, explain content areas and curricular applications.

Duration:  28 minutes

Webinar Title: The New SIRS -- What to Expect (August 1, 2019 release)

Description:  Join this brief session to learn about the August 1, 2019 changes introduced in SIRS. By the end of this session, you will be able to

  • Distinguish changes in the SIRS content and collections
  • Detect unique content sets within all collections
  • Locate additional training and support material

Duration:  32 minutes

Recorded Video: SIRS -- The Human Element

Description:  This professionally animated video tells a story illustrating the value and construction of all SIRS title resources from ProQuest

Duration:  5 minutes

Product Training Modules - Beginning and Intermediate

Module: SIRS Discoverer -- Overview

Intended Audience: All users and administrators

Description and Objectives:  This session provides an overview of the SIRS Discoverer Guided Research interface, major content sets, research tools, and essential functions.  Objectives of this session:

  • Categorize featured content sets available in SIRS Discoverer
  • Select and utilize search options and results
  • Locate and choose resources for enhancing student research and educator engagement

Duration: 4.5 minutes


Module: Applying Integrated Microsoft and Google Services in ProQuest K-12 Resources

Intended Audience: All users and administrators

Description and Objectives:  All ProQuest K-12 resources offer integrations with outside cloud or learning services.  eLibrary and SIRS provide integrations for cloud services Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive, and the classroom education tool Google Classroom.  CultureGrams provides integration for cloud service Google Drive, and the classroom education tool Google Classroom.  This session applies to how these integrations work within all ProQuest K-12 resources.  After completing this session you will be able to:

  • Produce saved content from ProQuest K-12 resources on Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive;
  • Create article links from educators in classroom assignments using Google Classroom;
  • Prepare and post article links from students in classroom assignments using Google Classroom;

Duration: 5 minutes 57 seconds

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