Educators’ Resources – SIRS Discoverer

SIRS Discoverer is a reference database for elementary and middle school students and educators covering reading, science, social studies, history, health, technology and more.

Located at the bottom of the SIRS database homepage users will find the Educators’ Resources:

  • Product Training
  • Curriculum Tools
  • Community Promotion


These include help videos, free webinars by professional trainers, games for students, and six different guides covering how to search and do citations.

One of the more unique tools is the iThink Skills Tutor, an interactive guide for helping young students write a research paper.


Another useful feature teachers will appreciate is the Spotlight of the Month, which has lesson-ready themes for the classroom.

This month’s Spotlight focuses on National Poverty in America Awareness Month.


NOTE: the following Gale databases also offer lessons plans: U.S. History in Context, World History in Context, Science in Context, and Biography in Context.

– rob (Bethel Park)