Help novice researchers understand the major issues of the day with SIRS® Issues Researcher™.

When it comes to helping students understand the major issues of the day, SIRS Issues Researcher stands apart by offering balanced content selections from more than 2,000 international sources. ProQuest editors curate content to cover the pros, cons, and everything in between, on the most studied issues. SIRS Issues Researcher delivers diverse perspectives on today’s complex social issues with relevant, credible information and tools that equip students to think critically about global controversies.

Get right to the heart of an issue with special Leading Issues coverage. SIRS Issues Researcher provides not only the background information necessary to understanding an issue’s origins and key points of contention, but also
the current analysis that illuminates how the issue affects politics, personal beliefs, and current events.

Each Leading Issue Includes:

  • A concise introductory overview, critical thinking questions, timeline, and reference materials for context.
  • An essential question that introduces the issue’s pros and cons and highlights key points under debate.
  • Relevant documents, statistics, and multimedia present global perspectives from all sides to help novice researchers explore the “whats” and the “whys” of an issue.
  • Integration with Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive and Google Classroom, text-to-speech capability, a citation generator and citation export functions assure student success.
  • To facilitate easy product access and document sharing, includes integrations with Clever, Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard and NoodleTools.

When you bring it all together, SIRS Issues Researcher is everything researchers need to investigate the toughest controversies—and to begin asking the questions that lead to critical thinking about complex social issues.

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Age-Appropriate Content

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High-quality resources that engage students and support classrooms with interactive media

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Intuitive, made-for-purpose interfaces focus and engage young learners on their highest value tasks, so they use time efficiently

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