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ProQuest SIRS Discoverer on TexQuest: Product Education

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COVID-19 AND HOME / EDUCATION IDEAS AND OFFERINGS FROM PROQUEST

This content box specifically presents both COVID-19 and Home / Education Ideas and Offerings from ProQuest. 

Some of the resources in this box are not currently part of TexQuest but are excellent learning resources that may be of benefit during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Items in this box labeled SIRS Discoverer are related to ProQuest's SIRS Discoverer, available on TexQuest.  Items labeled "Non-TexQuest" are outside ProQuest resources not part of TexQuest. 

For additional Product Education materials related exclusively to ProQuest SIRS Discoverer on TexQuest, scroll below this box to the remaining content on this page.

 

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PUBLIC WEBINARS AND RECORDED WEBINARS

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TEXQUEST SIRS DISCOVERER FOR TEKS
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​K12 EDUCATION COURSEPACK: SIRS DISCOVERER

How to Use this Guide

  • Access train-the-trainer presentations that can be downloaded and customized to provide staff training for ProQuest's K-12 databases.
  • Use the guide to learn the intended uses for each K-12 resource and provide examples of key components directly supporting core curriculum areas.
  • Use this guide to assist Educators with classroom integration and instruction. 
  • Scavenger Hunts are provided to guide exploration of database content and interaction with the Guided Research platform.  These exercises are intended to be utilized by Educators and Researchers.
  • Product Education presentations include Recorded Trainings and E-learning Training Modules. These Tools are available on each database LibGuide and meant to help all users Get Started! 
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PROQUEST ACCESS FOR ADVANCED RESEARCHERS TO DATABASE CONTENT SPECIFICALLY FOCUSED ON CORONAVIRUS (THIS IS NEW AND IS AVAILABLE TO ALL PROQUEST SITES, INCLUDING TEXQUEST)
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INFORMATION LITERACY TOOL -- LEARN HOW TO DO RESEARCH (NON-TEXQUEST)

The ProQuest Research Companion resource teaches students how to conduct research effectively.  This tool is being made available to all users during the current COVID-19 outbreak.  ProQuest Research Companion provides video learning modules that clearly teach each step in the research process.  This tool is ideal for middle school grades through high school.  The access information for this resource will be available soon, so keep checking this section.  Until that time, you may learn about this resource at the following location:

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IN ADDITION TO PROQUEST SIRS DISCOVERER AVAILABLE THROUGH TEXQUEST, TRIAL ACCESS MAY BE REQUESTED TO THREE OF OUR MOST POPULAR K-12 PROQUEST RESOURCES TO ADDRESS LEARNING FROM HOME NEEDS. INFORMATION ON THESE RESOURCES IS LISTED BELOW. (NON-TEXQUEST)

TO REQUEST TRIAL ACCESS TO THESE PROQUEST K-12 RESOURCES, PLEASE CONTACT MIKE ASKEW, TEXAS ACCOUNT MANAGER, AND INDICATE WHICH RESOURCE(S) YOU ARE INTERESTED IN TRIALING:

mike.askew@proquest.com

TexQuest Virtual Conference Webinars -- June 2020

Title: SIRS Discoverer Science and Math Resources -- Elementary

DescriptionAt the end of the session, you will be able to
-Describe SIRS Discoverer’s Structure and Search Options
-Distinguish topical content sets available for science and math in grades K-6
-Employ Discoverer’s research tools and search features, and Educators’ Tools to help assure successful outcomes

Duration:  1 hour 16 minutes

Title: SIRS Discoverer Science and Math Resources -- Elementary

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 Science and Math Resources -- Elementary

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

Title: SIRS Discoverer Science and Math Resources -- Elementary

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
-Employ Discoverer’s research tools and search features, and Educators’ Tools to help assure successful outcomes

Duration:  1 hour 8 minutes

Title: SIRS Discoverer Science and Math Resources -- Elementary

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
-Employ Discoverer’s research tools and search features, and Educators’ Tools to help assure successful outcomes

Duration:  1 hour 8 minutes

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

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

Recorded Video:  View a Spanish language tutorial for instruction on using SIRS Discoverer to assist students in Grades K-8 with classroom assignments and homework.

Duration:  6 Minutes

Title:  Exploring Animals in SIRS Discoverer

Description:   SIRS Discoverer is a general reference resource designed for grades 3-9, with a browse-able interface that's easy for students to use. Learn about Research Topics, find articles from "National Geographic Kids", and walk away with activity ideas for young learners to do at home.  

 

Duration:  30 Minutes

Product Training Modules - Beginning and Intermediate

Module: SIRS Discoverer on TexQuest -- 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: 6.5 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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