SIRS Renaissance provides current articles from over 1,200 domestic and international publications on Architecture & Design, Culture, Literature, Multimedia, Music, Performing Arts, Philosophy & Religion, and Visual Arts.
The "Database Features" tab has:
· Literary Corner - information on authors and literary topics, access to "The New Lifetime Reading Plan" by Clifton Fadiman and John S. Major which includes brief introductions to more than 130 literary classics and biographical information on the creators of these works
· Award Recipients - lists of recipients from each major subject category included in SIRS, such as American Institute of Architects - AIA Gold Medal
· Glossary of the Arts - more than 11,000 definitions from "The Hutchinson Dictionary of the Arts," "The Hutchinson Encyclopedia of Music," "The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas" and "The Hutchinson Dictionary of Symbols in Art," as well as terms written by the SIRS staff
· Notable People -articles featuring notable people from each SIRS subject category
· Recommended References
· Spotlight of the Month
Includes access to the American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition and Roget's II: New Thesaurus.