Support learning and instruction using Explora, a modern and efficient research experience designed specifically for schools and public libraries.

Helping Learners Engage, Explore and Excel

The Explora experience for schools and public libraries ensures that students, educators and library patrons can quickly find the reliable information they need to complete homework and research projects, deliver robust school curriculum, achieve their professional goals and satisfy their intellectual curiosity. Explora offers the following and more:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, e-books, essays and primary source documents
  • High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers, recognized by library professionals and selected for use in a school environment
  • Carefully curated topic categories that provide users with a visual entry point to browse popular research topics and subject areas.
  • Topic overviews that provide students a starting point for research
  • Powerful filters for narrowing search results by source type, date range, Lexile range and content provider
  • A colorful, mobile-friendly design with featured content areas to engage students

Topic Explorer

Each topic category brings the user to a Topic Explorer page that lets them dig in and discover topics more serendipitously. Each category breaks down into popular, colloquial or curriculum-based subtopics that are logical for all users and friendlier to younger or novice researchers.

Clicking on the subtopic brings the user to the Topic Page, a unique, dynamic page that includes:

  • Topic Overview article
  • Other available subtopic categories
  • Related Topic Overview articles
  • A sample of search results on the selected topic (with option to view all results)
  • A carousel of relevant e-books (if available)

Preparing Students for Future Success

Since EBSCOhost is the most widely used research platform in academic institutions worldwide, using Explora to support your school’s curriculum will ensure that graduates are well-prepared to excel in college and university environments.

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Explora Willard Intermediate School Image

"I love Explora. It’s my go-to resource. I tell students to start with Explora, because it’s easier for them to find exactly what they’re looking for than in the other non-EBSCO databases that we have." 

— Crissy Casey, Librarian Willard Intermediate School

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Explora Bedford High School Image

“Explora has a nice, slick interface that’s intuitive and simple to use."

— Jessica Gilcreast, Librarian, Bedford High School

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teaching research information literacy image

"With Explora, students get reputable and reliable sources at their fingertips."

— Andrew Rodenberg, Grade 5 Teacher, Gracemor Elementary School

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