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The Entry Point for Public Library Users, Whatever Their
Interest or Passion

Designed to meet the unique needs of its many users, Explora supports public library patron interests with rich, reliable content and easy-to-use functionality. Whether your patrons are searching for current events, consumer health or career information, Explora serves as a simple yet powerful access point for all of your EBSCO databases.

The Go-To Resource for Patron Research 

A dedicated search interface, Explora offers users the following benefits:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results that include articles, essays and reference books
  • Topic overviews that provide a starting point for research on topical issues and popular searches
  • 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press, the world’s leading news agency
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Option to include your library's subscription to EBSCO eBooks
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist 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 students 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
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Educator’s Edition which includes lesson plans, professional development materials, and a Curriculum Standards Module for those communities in the U.S. and Canada that share resources with their local schools

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

Research Made Easy with Explora