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Overview

SIRS® Government Reporter® is a comprehensive student resource for the study of all aspects of U.S. federal government. It contains thousands of full-text documents, summaries, and graphics covering a wide variety of topics including health, science, economics, environment, politics, foreign affairs, business, and industry.

Editorial Selection: Has a dedicated editorial team selecting the best content, including historic primary source documents, published by and about the federal government.

Currency: Selection of the best content, including historic primary source documents, published by and about the federal government.

Context: All articles have editorially-written summaries, are indexed by topics and subject headings to make it easy for users to search for relevant results. All content in Government Reporter is full-text and all Supreme Court decisions include summaries.

Primary Sources: Provides easy, one-stop access to a wide range of primary source documents and information published by the U.S. federal government. Multiple search methods make it easy to find relevant and authoritative information in a timely fashion.

Supports Curriculum: Government Reporter provides thousands of articles on many of the core subjects that comprise the 21st  Century Skills Initiative and meets the need for primary and secondary sources required by the Common Core State Standards.

Develops Critical Thinking: In-depth coverage of articles by and about the federal government provides the necessary tools needed to gather and process information and make sound decisions.

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