SIRS Discoverer SIRS Discoverer is a comprehensive index for beginning learners as well as middle grade students. The interface is visually appealing, easy to read and use. There are pictures under the search bar where students can search by subject. The subjects that are available to search by are art, health, history, language arts, math, people, science, social studies, sports and technology. At the bottom of the homepage, the site has explore features such as animal facts, current events, pro/con leading issues, country facts and maps, nonfiction books, and science fair explorer. There is also a section at the bottom that has a spotlight for the month. Currently the spotlight is on Hispanic Heritage Month for October. I searched Cesar Chavez, because it is an American Hero that third graders learn about. I noticed that you can then limit your search by date, relevance, and lexile. I appreciate that the search also has a sidebar showing which type of sources are available for your search. Some sources are newspapers, magazines, references, images and websites. I was able to narrow my search by selecting third grade lexile level, this is a great aspect for students and teachers to use. I selected the graphic biography of Cesar Chavez and was surprised to see that on the left sidebar, I can now show pdf, save to google drive or google classroom, print, email, export, cite, copy url, and use dictionary. This interface is great for students that want to save or print the resource and automatically generate citation for the resources in the projects they are researching for. There is also an article read-aloud and language translation on each article. I selected the subject of sports. The index then shows various sports resources. I narrowed the search by selected football on the left sidebar. Under the subject of football there are 85 newspaper articles, 94 magazine articles, 5 reference resources, 140 images, and 10 websites. It is great to see that there are so many options for a general subject search. Students can explore subjects they are interested in to learn more and investigate topics that they are curious about using this index to guide their explorations in to subject or keyword searches.