SIRS Knowledge Source

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SIRS Knowledge Source is a comprehensive collection of several reference databases: SIRS Researcher, SIRS Government Reporter, SIRS Renaissance, SIRS Interactive Citizenship, and SIRS WebSelect. It also allows users to easily connect to SIRS Discoverer with WebFind. Updated daily, SIRS Knowledge Source provides relevant, credible information on social issues, science, history, government, the arts and humanities. Full text articles and Internet resources are carefully selected from thousands of domestic and international publications and respected organizations.SIRS Knowledge Source's search and editorial features draw from diverse sources, including: Subject heading, keyword, natural language, and topic browse queries are available, and can be applied against the entire SIRS Knowledge Source content set, individual content sets, or any combination of content sets. Leading Issues and Top 10 Leading Issues explores the pros, cons, and everything in between on more than 100 current and enduring issues. Essays, pro/con articles, suggested keywords, issue viewpoints, related subjects, and article summaries, as well as related articles, give students access to a complete one-stop resource for understanding an issue, analyzing the issue and forming a viewpoint, and completing assignments. Focus On... and Spotlights connect users to the latest information on topical issues in the news, including Terrorism (covering issues in the Middle East, Iraq, Afghanistan, the US, and beyond), Natural Disasters (covering events such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and tsunamis), and seasonal spotlights such as Black History Month. Each includes topic summaries, top stories and related articles, photos, websites, video and audio clips, Flash animations, maps, and more. Today's News features top national and global headline news stories, dynamically updated, delivering up-to-the-minute news.

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