[library-media] What's New on SIRS

Paula Zsiray paula.zsiray@cache.k12.ut.us
Wed, 19 Feb 2003 12:55:35 -0700


SIRS E-MAIL BULLETIN #7

-- "New Content & Hot Topics" Feature on SIRS Databases Has a New Name
-- World Almanac 2003 and Leading Issues & Focus on Terrorism Features =
Added
to SIRS Researcher

NEW NAME FOR "NEW CONTENT & HOT TOPICS"

"New Content & Hot Topics" has been changed to "SUGGESTED RESEARCH =
TOPICS"
on SIRS Researcher, Renaissance, Government Reporter and Discoverer. The
"Suggested Research Topics" feature can be found on the opening page of =
each
of SIRS Databases in the Box on the lower right labeled Database =
Features.

This feature offers suggestions for research topics with sample Subject
Heading, Keyword and Topic Browse/Subject Tree searches.

NEW ON SIRS RESEARCHER

The WORLD ALMANAC EXCERPTS section of SIRS Researcher has been updated =
with
the World Almanac and Book of Facts 2003. Articles focus on world =
history,
nations of the world, major international organizations and each of the =
50
United States, as well as the District of Columbia and outlying U.S. =
areas.
The world history section this year includes articles with thumb-nailed
images. Also new this year is a section on statistics including =
information
about HIV/AIDS infection rates as well as population and refugee =
statistics.

The LEADING ISSUES feature, which made its debut recently on SIRS =
Knowledge
Source, now also appears on SIRS Researcher's opening page. This newest
feature draws from the acclaimed Social Issues Resources Series (SIRS)
taxonomy that has had a presence in school and public libraries for =
three
decades. A listing of nearly 100 Leading Issues are chosen utilizing =
SIRS
content management system, unique sophisticated software that provides =
SIRS
editorial staff with the ability to discern what users search for most. =
With
Leading Issues, users can instantly access full-text articles, graphics,
statistical information, primary source documents and more on the most
popular research subjects.

The widely-used FOCUS ON TERRORISM feature, which has been available on =
SIRS
Knowledge Source is now also available on SIRS RESEARCHER. Continuously
updated, this feature covers every aspect of the current crisis, keeping
students, educators and citizens abreast on the very latest information =
in
the United States, Iraq, the Middle East, Afghanistan and =
India-Pakistan.
Information on the Historical Background, Key Issues and Key Figures for
each region is presented with access to full-text articles and =
enlargeable
graphics. Keep up-to-date on the latest information on the Iraq conflict =
as
it unfolds.

For more information on new database features or any of SIRS products,
please visit www.sirs.com or contact SIRS Customer Service at =
1-800-232-7477
(press "1") or e-mail custserve@sirs.com.