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Editorial-vetted content for K-8 interdisciplinary curriculum areas
Age-appropriate news, magazines, and websites
100% full-text, standards-aligned, and Lexile measured

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Overview

SIRS® Discoverer® is a multidisciplinary database specifically designed for elementary and middle school learners, researchers, and educators covering curriculum areas such as current events, history, health, language arts, math, science, social studies, and technology. All newspaper, magazine, and reference content is 100% full text, editorially-selected and indexed from over 2,200 reliable, high-quality domestic and international sources. The collection includes integrated educational Websites and reference materials such as the Compton’s by Britannica encyclopedia and DK Eyewitness books.

SIRS Discoverer features easy access to most-used content and features, logical subject tree hierarchy, age-appropriate search and filter capabilities, as well as streamlined results and article pages to help young learners connect with and comprehend content. User-friendly advanced search features enable young learners to find exactly what they need by limiting any search by source type and simple searching by grade level and Lexile range.

SIRS Discoverer provides the following features and tools:

  • Animal Facts
  • Article Text to Speech
  • Citation Generator
  • Integration with Google Drive and Google Classroom
  • Language Translation
  • Country Facts & Maps
  • Current Events
  • Educators’ Resources
  • Nonfiction Books
  • Pro/Con Leading Issues
  • Responsive design, optimized for viewing on mobile devices
  • Science Fair Explorer
  • Spotlight On…
  • Student Tutorials

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