Explora for Schools and Libraries

Supporting the needs of today’s students, teachers and librarians

Ensure student and educator success with EBSCO’s interface for schools and public libraries. Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality.

The Go-To Resource for Student and Patron Research

A dedicated search interface for all of your EBSCO school or public library databases, Explora offers users the following benefits:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research
  • High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school environment
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to give students research ideas
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency
  • Option to include your library’s subscription to EBSCO eBooks
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile Measures) to simplify discovery of texts that match students’ reading abilities
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist auditory learners, struggling readers or those learning English
  • Full-text translation available in more than 30 languages for HTML articles
  • COPPA compliancy, meaning EBSCO doesn’t ask for or require personal information from users
  • Password-protected personal folders that allow users to save search results in a secure and organized holding area
  • The ability to view, save, print and e-mail citations for chosen articles in many different formats directly from Explora
  • Google Classroom integration, allowing educators to quickly share content with students
  • Educator’s Edition offering relevant lesson plans, support materials and professional development resources
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators in the U.S. and Canada correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state or provincial curriculum standards
  • An optimized experience for school database packages and popular public library resources

Coming in 2017: Innovative result list where relevant search results are grouped by source type

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