[library-media] FW: What's New From SIRS

Loutensock, Georgia GLoutens@usoe.k12.ut.us
Fri, 14 Dec 2001 08:45:54 -0700


FYI  Some good stuff here.  Please share with your social studies people.
gml

Georgia M. Loutensock
Specialist for Library Media
Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

801-538-7789
801-538-7769 (fax)
gloutens@usoe.k12.ut.us


-----Original Message-----
From: lindam@sirs.com [mailto:lindam@sirs.com]
Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 8:42 AM
To: GLOUTENS@USOE.K12.UT.US
Subject: What's New From SIRS


SIRS E-MAIL BULLETIN

WHAT'S NEW FROM SIRS

Effective Monday, December 17, 2001, the following enhancements will be 
available on SIRS Databases:

AMERICAN MODEL UNITED NATIONS
     Now available through SIRS KNOWLEDGE SOURCE to SIRS RESEARCHER 
customers, the American Model United Nations features selected articles to 
supplement information for the Model UN exercise. Articles are grouped under
the 
following Model United nations categories: The United Nations, The Security
Council, 
The Historical Security Council -1956, General Assembly Committees, FAO: The

Food and Agriculture Organization, Economic and Social Council and
International 
Court of Justice. American Model United Nations can be accessed via the
Additional 
Databases TAB in the SIRS Researcher box.

     Librarian's Note: American Model United Nations replaces Issues in
Government, 
which has now moved to the SIRS CORPORATE SITE under RESOURCE 
CENTER, then click on REFERENCE on the top menu then scroll down to STUDY 
GUIDES.
          http://www.sirs.com/wrc/govt/index.html

ARTICLE BOOKMARKING NOW AVAILABLE
     SIRS KNOWLEDGE SOURCE now offers BOOKMARKING for articles. A 
new BOOKMARK ICON displays at the top of the page with the article text, 
allowing users to create an INTERNET EXPLORER favorite instantly. The
special 
bookmark icon fills in a custom URL and article title automatically. This
enduring link 
remains valid for 60 days, and provides a quick way of saving an article for
future 
reference or sharing research with others. Users can access the article from
their 
favorites instantly and print a clean copy. Teachers will especially find
this feature 
useful when creating class assignments and electronic reserves. Special 
ADMINISTRATIVE OPTIONS allow site administrators to enable or disable 
bookmarking capabilities. This feature is only available to patrons using
Internet 
Explorer version or higher.

2002 SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH TOPICS FOR SIRS RESEARCHER, SIRS 
RENAISSANCE & SIRS DISCOVERER ARE NOW AVAILABLE
     To view upcoming Spotlight of the Months for SIRS RESEARCHER & SIRS 
RENAISSANCE, click on the Additional Databases TAB. Then click on 
SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH in either the SIRS Researcher box or the SIRS 
Renaissance Box. Click on SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH ARCHIVE in the top 
paragraph. Scroll down to view the 2002 Spotlight of the Month topics.

     To view upcoming Spotlight of the Months for SIRS DISCOVERER, click on 
SPOTLIGHT OF THE MONTH on the opening page. Then click on SPOTLIGHT 
OF THE MONTH ARCHIVE in the top paragraph and scroll down to view the 2002 
SIRS Discoverer Spotlight of the Month topics.

NEW ON SIRS DISCOVERER
     The latest interactive almanac is now available on SIRS Discoverer--The
World 
Almanac for Kids 2002. This annually updated, kid-friendly reference tool is
packed 
full of easy-to-read facts and figures covering Humanities, Sciences, Social
Studies, 
Technology and more! Awards and other timely events from 2001 are featured,
with 
many accompanying puzzles, inline images and links to other related content.

     For further information on these enhancements or any of SIRS products,
please 
contact SIRS Customer Service at 1-800-232-7477, via E-mail at 
custserve@sirs.com or visit www.sirs.com.