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Current news and perspectives of arts & humanities
100% full-text, standards-aligned, and Lexile measured

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SIRS® Renaissance®is a reference database that provides dynamic information on the following topics: architecture and design, culture, literature, multimedia, music, performing arts, philosophy and religion, and visual arts. Full-text articles are selected from more than 1,500 domestic and international publications. Many articles are accompanied by full-color images, including art reproductions, photographs, and illustrations.

Articles and images in SIRS Renaissance are carefully selected for content reliability, relevance, and age appropriateness. Users can easily retrieve information by subject heading, topic browse, and keyword searches.

State and National Standards Correlations, including Common Core Standards, help educators locate standards-aligned articles and other resources, which saves teachers time in the lesson-planning process, and ensures that library resources are correlated directly to learning benchmarks.

Lexile measures are integrated into the product and match reader ability and text difficulty, allowing individualized monitoring of student progress.

Among the unique features that enhance arts and humanities research include:

  • Editor’s Top Pick features articles and images selected by the editorial team for their exceptional interest and research value
  • Literary Corner links to key resources and articles for the study of authors, literary periods, and genres
  • Spotlight on presents a sampling of articles to encourage research and awareness of a monthly topic, chosen for its timeliness and high interest
  • Article Text to Speech
  • Language Translation
  • Citation Generator
  • Integration with Google Drive and Google Classroom
  • Responsive design, optimized for viewing on mobile devices
  • Curriculum Guides
  • Note Organizers
  • Educators’ Resources

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