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ProQuest SIRS Discoverer on TexQuest

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.

SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is a multidisciplinary database specifically designed for upper elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas including history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. Teachers and librarians at both elementary and middle schools will find it useful in finding material to incorporate in their classes and student assignments. However, some areas of the resource, such as the controversial issues area, are best suited for older students only as the topics and viewpoints presented may be too advanced for elementary. TSLAC does not recommend this as a resource for independent exploration by elementary school students for that reason. 
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

 

These E-LEARNING Modules are intended for Librarians and Media Specialists who utilize this resource.   

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: 6.5 minutes

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: 6 minutes

TexQuest Webinar Recordings

Title: SIRS Discoverer Across the Curriculum

Description:  At the end of the session, you will be able to
-Describe SIRS Discoverer’s Structure and Search Options
-Distinguish unique topical content sets available based on curriculum needs and topics across K-12
-Employ Discoverer’s research tools and search features, and Educators’ Tools to help assure successful outcomes

Duration:  1 hour 11 minutes

Title: SIRS Discoverer ELAR and Social Sciences in grades 6-12

Description:  At the end of the session, you will be able to
-Describe SIRS Discoverer’s Structure and Search Options
-Distinguish unique topical content sets available for ELAR and Social Sciences in Grades 6-12
-Employ Discoverer’s research tools and search features, and Educators’ Tools to help assure successful outcomes

Duration:  1 hour 13 minutes

Upcoming Webinars 

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