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SIRS Knowledge Source (Issues Researcher)   Tags: databases, proquest, sirs, virtual reference collection, vrc  

A guide to using SIRS Researcher, a database on our Virtual Reference Collection.
Last Updated: Apr 1, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Subjects Covered

  • Abortion 
  • Adoption
  • Advertising
  • AIDS
  • Alcohol Use
  • Alternative Education
  • Alternative Energy Sources
  • Animal Rights
  • Bioethics and Cloning
  • Birth Control
  • Body Image
  • Censorship
  • Civil Rights
  • Climate Change
  • Criminal Justice
  • Domestic Violence and Child Abuse
  • Drug Control
  • Eating Disorders
  • Economic Policy, U.S.
  • Education Policy 
  • Elections
  • Environmentalism 
  • Ethics and Criminal Behavior
  • Family 
  • Food and Nutrition
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Freedom of Speech
  • Freedom of the Press
  • Gambling 
  • Gay Rights
  • Global Economic Policy
  • Globalization
  • Gun Control
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights
  • Immigration
  • Mass Media
  • Medical Ethics
  • Mental Health
  • Poverty, International
  • Religion
  • Right of Privacy
  • School Safety 
  • Sex Education
  • Smoking
  • Space Exploration & Travel
  • Sports
  • Substance Abuse
  • Technology
  • Teenagers, Civil Rights
  • Terrorism
  • World Conflicts
  • More...

What is SIRS Issues Researcher?

SIRS® Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis necessary for the research and understanding of 320+ current and pervasive Leading Issues. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between on the most researched and debated social issues. Editorially-created Topic Overview pages help build solid foundations for understanding each issue. Critical Thinking and Information Literacy skills are promoted through engaging Essential Questions with answers and viewpoint articles. All articles, websites, videos, multimedia graphics, charts, maps, statistics, primary sources and government documents are hand-selected from thousands of national and international sources.



Common Core Writing Guide

The 6-step writing guide correlates 8 Common Core Standards to content, features and tools in SIRS Issues Researcher.


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