How to Search In SIRS Database

 

       

 

     
  • Click Databases on your left

 

     
  • Make sure “Miami Dade College” appears in the drop-down menu.

 

Borrower ID:
PIN:
 
 

 

 

 
  • Enter your Borrower ID: (which is the number in your student ID)
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
  • Enter your PIN (Last four digits of your student number)

 

     
  • Click “Log on”

 

     
  • Click on Alphabetical on the top of the page

 

Database List    
  • Scroll down to locate SIRS Researcher (SIRS), and click on it

 

     
  • Click “Connect to Database”

 

     

 

     
  • Select the Quick Search tab and then select the Keyword option.  You can conduct a Natural Language search by typing Global Warming. Choose to return articles by relevance or date and select Submit Search.

 

  

 

Quick Search Tab

   
  • Select the Quick Search tab and then select the Subject Headings option.

 

Quick Search Tab

   
  • Type in the subject heading that you are looking for and select Search

 

     
  • A list of the subject headings that match your search display.
     
  • Select the hypertext link to view an individual subject heading.

 

     
  • Icons appear to the left of the check boxes.  Select the Internet Site Resultsicon to view Internet site results or the Article Resultsicon to view article results.

 

 | Article Results   Global Warming Conference
 | Article Results   Global warming
Internet Site Results | Article Results   Global warming, Government policy
Internet Site Results | Article Results   Global warming, Research
Internet Site Results | Article Results   Warming, Global

 

   
  • To view multiple subject headings check the check box to the left of each subject heading and then select View Checked Subjects.

 

   
 

 

PRO VS. CON LEADING ISSUS

 

 

   
  • To your right hand side hit the Leading Issues  “Pro Vs. Con”   Global warming

 

     
  • Read the topic overview to understand the basics of the discussion about global warming.

 

     
  • Click Pro/Con tab and read the viewpoint summaries and the related articles to understand where the points of difference on the global warming issue are.