The world can be a confusing place, full of scattered points of view. How can our students tell fact from fiction and opinion from fact? The library is here to help! When it comes to aiding students in making sense of the major issues of the day, SIRS® (Social Issues Resource Series) Knowledge Source allows access to the very best articles from more than 2,000 global sources that explore social, scientific, health, historic, business, economic, political and worldwide topics.
Browse articles in a number of ways, including via topic overview pages, by searchbar, and through an ever-increasing number of Pro/Con Issues. Each overview page includes Essential Questions with answers, and viewpoint articles that help to give a basis for understanding. In addition, overview pages give guidance on critical thinking and include timelines and research guides for each subject. SIRS works to ensure content reliability and relevance from contributors of high standing in the international research community. SIRS really can help the world make some sense. For more information, view the database description for SIRS on the library’s home page here, or give it a try here.