Explora – General Research and eBooks


This interface is designed specifically for general research in a public library. This interface is graphically rich and provides access to a wide range of materials. Includes topic overviews that provide a starting point for research and 60,000 top videos from the Associated Press.

Databases Searched

  • Book Collection Nonfiction: High School Edition
  • Book Collection Nonfiction: Middle School Edition
  • MasterFILE Premier
  • MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection
  • Newspaper Source
  • Science Reference Center
  • Science Reference Center eBook Collection
  • Topic Overviews Public Libraries
  • eBook Public Library Collection
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Consumer Health Complete Reference eBook Collection

Special Features

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help successful research
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic to provide research ideas
  • Topic overviews that provide 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 EBSCO eBooks
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to users
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • Educators’ landing page where teachers can more easily find relevant support materials
  • English Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards

Links and Resources