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EBSCO Explora (Primary Schools)


Login Information: Log in using the generic digital resources username and password. If you don’t know the generic login, ask your school’s Teacher Librarian.

Suitable for: Grades 3 to 7

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.


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 Encyclopedia
Provides over 25,000 encyclopedic entries covering a variety of subject areas.
Middle Search Plus
Provides 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.
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.
Topic Overviews K-5
Provides students a starting point for research.

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

Click Here to access EBSCO Explora Primary Schools

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