SIRS® Issues Researcher now looks smart on a smart phone!


cellphone inforgraphicNow formatted for easy screen reading on a variety of smart phones and tablets, today’s anytime-anywhere learner can access full-text and image information in the SIRS® Issues Researcher. Delivering a more seamless experience for the student using a mobile or desktop device, source information is displayed, making it easy to select articles, media or website links. Additionally, prominent one-click-link features foster collaboration with other students and make citation effortless with direct export to the EasyBib citation tool.

SIRS® Issues Researcher.  offers curated, unique content supported by Topic Overviews, Essential Questions and Viewpoint Articles—providing students with a solid foundation for understanding the pros and cons of 350+ Leading Issues. New features now available include:

  • Eight new frequently-debated current Leading Issues—including Antibiotic Resistance, School Environment, and World Cultures.
  • A new Infographics feature to provide students with quantitative data and graphics to address a question or solve a problem.
  • Three new teaching and learning guides correlating to Common Core Standards, providing deeper understanding of primary sources, statistics and infographics.

To access SIRS® Issues Researcher you can find it on Hot Topic – Leading Issues.

Big Library Read is Back! Join the Conversation.


http://ebooks.lvccld.orgBe sure to join the conversation on social media by sharing your thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #BigLibraryRead. If you have any questions for Andrea, you can ask them via Twitter using the hashtag, and on October 20th we will post an exclusive interview with the author where she’ll answer your questions.

Get your copy of Anatomy of a Misfit today! Available in both eBook and eAudio book formats.

Read criticism and reviews of Anatomy of a Misfit in Artemis Literary Sources

Turn Dreams into Reality with BrainFuse – HelpNow and JobNow!


TeenReadWeekHelpNow Turn Dreams into Reality @ your library,  HelpNow and JobNow can help make your dreams come true!  Use the reading section of SkillSurfer to strengthen their comprehension skills.  They can also help turn their dreams into reality by using many other of the services offered.  CollegeNow can help simplify the college application process.  You can even prepare for standardized tests in SkillSurfer. LEAP helps you build academic skills through targeted lessons, quizzes, and live, online tutoring. LEAP creates your learning plan based on a skills assessment that you take at the beginning of the course. To begin learning, click on the link to one of the courses assigned to you in the “Pending Courses” section below. You can also click a completed course to review your work.

 

Have teens looking for a job?  They can check out JobNow for resources and resume assistance.  Encourage them to look at the new eParachute section which helps users determine career paths that fit with the skills and types of people they enjoy working with.  After they complete all the steps, they can even see suggested college majors and available positions.  In order to help celebrate, we created an image you can share with your teens on your social media, blog, etc.

This Week Turn Dreams into Reality


trw14_facebook_profileThe Las Vegas-Clark County Library District celebrates Teen Read Week this week  October 12―18, 2014. Teens take time out from your busy schedules and celebrate the fun of reading in all its forms—books, magazines, eBooks, eAudio Books and more.

Why not choose to read something that can turn your dreams into reality? Whether its how to get into college, exploring which career interests you the most or just reading a fantasy book for fun, the library has resources waiting for you to discover! Visit Hot Topics to start your exploring! Want to attend an event. Visit the Teen Page for more information.

 

October Hot Topics in the News, Turn Them into a Research Topic!


154SOCIAL STUDIES RESEARCH TOPICS

BUSINESS: Apple Smart Watch    

TOPIC: Apple has released its newest major product, a smart watch called the Apple Watch. What are some of its most interesting features and how do they work? What are ways in which this watch could alter culture?

SEARCH Opposing Viewpoints TERMS: Apple watch
BUSINESS: eBay and PayPal Split              

TOPIC: PayPal, the mobile payment service is splitting off from eBay which had owned it since 2002. What are some of the circumstances that led up to the split? What impact is this having on eBay?

SEARCH  Opposing Viewpoints TERMS: eBay AND PayPal

BUSINESS: JPMorgan Chase Security Breach             

TOPIC: Banking and financial services giant JPMorgan Chase has suffered a security breach that has put the financial information of 76 million customers at risk. What caused the breach and what could have been done to prevent it? What is being done to repair the damage?

SEARCH Opposing Viewpoints TERMS: JPMorgan AND investigat* AND (cyberattack OR data breach)

BUSINESS: Tax Break or Subsidy

TOPIC:   The European Union’s competition watchdog is claiming that Ireland’s negotiated tax arrangements with Apple amounts to state subsidy and is unfair to other companies. The government rejects the argument that they are facilitating exaggerated transfer pricing, where a company is essentially overcharging itself for things in one country to shift profits to low tax locations. Does transfer pricing seem right? Should companies seek to limit their taxes through any means possible? Is Apple the only company doing this?

SEARCH Opposing Viewpoints TERMS: Ireland AND Apple AND transfer pricing

For additional resources see Hot Topics – Leading Issues