Tech Tip Tuesday

28 April 2015

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Our EBSCO databases have a new addition...Explora! Why the change? “We used the input we received from user research to design a user experience that would engage students and public library patrons, while also offering teachers and librarians the tools they need to help students best utilize the authoritative content available in EBSCO databases.”

Some of my favorite perks are:

  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents to help students feel successful in their research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students making research on phones and tablets even easier
  • Reading level indicators (Lexile® Measures) to simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content
  • Text-to-speech for HTML articles to assist struggling readers or those learning English
  • English Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards

Check out the flyer and press release from Explora for more information. The quick screencast below will show you how to quickly find Explora and some of it's features.

Explora from EBSCO


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