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ProQuest SIRS Discoverer on TexQuest: About

Use this guide to access details about ProQuest SIRS Discoverer on TexShare, resource updates, links to logo material, links to widgets, links to training materials, and training requests.

What's New with SIRS Discoverer?

SIRS Discoverer is now available on the Guided Research application and offers integration with Microsoft OneDrive.  Note the MS logo login link on the landing page directly to the left of the Google Login link. This allows users to authenticate to the Microsoft API.  


A ProQuest platform version of SIRS Discoverer is coming soon!  National, State & Provincial Performance Standards will only be available with this new version.  See selected examples of standards connections under the Search, Teach, Standards page.

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Subject Coverage

  • Performing & Visual Arts
  • History
  • Science & Mathematics
  • English Language Arts
  • Sports & Health
  • Social & Political Science

Publication Types

  • Audio/Video
  • Books
  • Images
  • Magazines
  • Maps
  • Newspapers
  • Newswires
  • Research Topics
  • Scholarly Journals
  • Websites

Publication Coverage

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What is ProQuest SIRS Discoverer?

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SIRS Discoverer is a general reference database providing age-appropriate, authoritative, curriculum-aligned content and features for use by students and educators in Elementary and Middle/Intermediate Schools. It is particularly helpful to support the most common assignments in grades 4 thru 8. All content is curated by trained editors and indexed from over 2,000+ reliable, high-quality sources. SIRS Discoverer is created with special care to meet differentiated instruction and information literacy requirements. High interest, relevant non-fiction newspaper and magazine articles, as well as graphs, tables and political cartoons are all easily accessible through easy-to-follow search and browse options.

Product Features & Tools

100% Full-Text | Editorially-written summaries for every article | Lexile Reading level scores | 2,000+ Sources | 9,000+ Editorially-Selected Weblinks | 40,000+ Subject Headings | High quality graphics, charts, maps, political cartoons| Biographies | Current Events |Controversial Issues | Country, State and Province data


Standards Alignment (including State and National Curriculum Standards | Daily updating | Citation Generator | Text to Speech| Document Translation | Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Google Classroom integration | Cross-Search Capability on PQ platform | Mobile-friendly platform and user interface

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