What Is the SIRS Research Database?

The SIRS research database is a collection of full-text articles, graphics and charts, interactive maps, timelines and editorial summaries students can use while researching topics for classroom assignments. The SIRS research database also includes Lexile reading levels, analyses of research material, a citation generator and a dictionary and thesaurus.

The SIRS research database, which is available for schools or libraries to purchase, is aligned with standards that include the Common Core State Standards. It provides streaming video of daily news topics, language translations and article text-to-speech capabilities. Articles in the SIRS research database are updated daily and include a search tool for students and instructors to browse summaries and full text.