EBSCO Explora (Secondary Schools)
Brief Description: A single interface that searches multiple EBSCO databases selected especially for high school students.
Suitable for: Grades 8 to 12
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 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.
|Canadian Reference Centre||Contains Canadian magazines, newspapers, newswires and reference books. Includes full text biographies, and a collection of over 502,000 images. Updated daily.|
|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.|
|MasterFILE Premier||Covers virtually every subject area of general interest by providing full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals. Also contains over 164,400 primary source documents. Updated daily.|
|Consumer Health Complete||Provides content covering all areas of health and wellness from mainstream medicine to complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Updated weekly.|
|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.|
|Canadian Literary Centre||Contains book and reference content from Essays on Canadian Writing Press (ECW Press). The database includes book reviews, essays, author biographies, and more. Updated daily.|
|Literary Reference Center||Provides full-text plot summaries, articles/essays of literary criticisms, author biographies and interviews, literary journals, book reviews, poems, and short stories.|
|Canadian Points of View Reference Centre||Resources that explore opposing sides of current issues from Canadian perspectives.|
- MLA, APA, and other Citation style guides can be found by clicking on >Citation Styles. (Bottom left of the page.)
- Lesson plans, student activities, curriculum standards, and links to other websites for teacher’s use can be found in the “For Educators” section of the website.
- Help documents and tutorials about searching, browsing, saving and other features of Explora can be found Here.