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EBSCO Explora (Primary Schools)

Brief Description: A single interface that searches multiple EBSCO databases that have been selected especially for children in grades 3 to 7. Includes topic overviews to give students a starting point for their research.
Suitable for: Grades 3 to 7
Access: Log in using the generic digital resources username and password. If you don’t know the generic login, ask your school’s Teacher Librarian.


Vendor Description: Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction by providing a simple search that quickly delivers relevant results, topic overviews that give students a starting point for research, a mobile-friendly interface, and Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or ESL students.

Databases included in Explora Primary:

Academic Search PremierProvides full text for more than 4,600 journals, including full text for nearly 3,900 peer-reviewed titles. Covers a variety of subject areas.
Funk & Wagnalls New World EncyclopediaProvides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Primary SearchProvides full text for more than 70 popular magazines for elementary school research. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a Lexile reading level indicator.
Middle Search PlusProvides full text for more than 140 middle school magazines. Full text articles are assigned a Lexile reading level. Includes biographies, historical essays, and primary source documents.

Parent Resources:
- None currently provided.

Teacher Resources:
 - Lexile Range filters are available on search result pages to help educators find grade-appropriate content
- Province-specific curriculum standards can be found  Here.
- Help documents and tutorials about searching, browsing, saving, and other features of Explora can be found Here.

Click Here to access EBSCO Explora for Primary Schools

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