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 Premier||Provides 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.|
|Primary Search||Provides 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 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.|
- None currently provided.
- 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.