New EBSCO Interfaces available in POWER Library

Explora, EBSCO’s new interfaces for K12 schools and public libraries is now available in POWER Library e-resources. Explora will better assist students in completing research and classroom assignments and provide a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons.  Multiple versions of Explora will be released for schools and public libraries. Each version features a unique landing page designed to best support the needs of students, patrons, teachers and librarians in their respective settings.  The new interfaces available in POWER Library e-resources are:

  • Elementary Student Research
  • Middle School Student Research
  • Public Library Search

The Explora interfaces replaced Kids Search and Searchasaurus in June 2015.

The new Explora versions feature an attractive, user-friendly design that can be easily viewed on mobile devices. A single search box on the home page helps to simplify the search process and increase student success. Easy-to-browse categories are organized by popular topics, and topic overviews provide users with a starting point for research. Relevant results can be limited by source type, including primary source documents and other authoritative information texts.

Educators can discover grade-appropriate content in Explora by limiting results according to reading levels and make use of highly relevant educator support materials such as ready-to-use lesson plans, classroom activities and rubrics. A Curriculum Standards Module allows educators to browse Common Core, state- and province-specific curriculum standards, many of which have recommended search strings for successful content retrieval.

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