July
2, 2015

Explora Now Available from EBSCO

Explora
is a new interface for K-12 students, teachers, and public libraries and has
been added as an overlay to some EBSCO resources already provided via
Minitex.
Multiple versions of Explora
have been 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. Each version serves as
an interface to several individual EBSCO databases. You can still search all
EBSCO databases individually through their direct links.
Explora Kids
and Explora Teens
effectively replace the previous overlays Searchasaurus,
Kids Search,
and Student Research Center,
although links to those latter interfaces will continue to work through
December 2015.
Explora screenshot.
Note: Links below for MN libraries. ND
and SD libraries should contact ODIN and SDLN respectively for more
information.
Explora Kids
(Take
a look at Explora Kids via the ELM website
)

Contains elementary school-appropriate magazines, encyclopedias, dictionaries,
and images.
Includes these current ELM databases:
·       
Primary Search
·       
Middle Search Plus
Explora Teens
(Take
a look at Explora Teens via the ELM website
)

Contains middle and high school-appropriate magazine, journal, and
encyclopedia articles and also includes primary source documents, reference
books, and multimedia.
Includes these current ELM databases:
·       
Middle Search Plus
·       
MAS Ultra – School
Edition
·       
Health Source –
Consumer Edition
·       
Consumer Health
Complete
·       
Science Reference
Center
Explora
Library
(Take
a look at Explora Library via the ELM website
)

Full text of popular magazine and scholarly journal articles covering all
subject areas including multimedia, primary source documents, and reference
books.
Includes these current ELM databases:
·       
Academic Search
Premier
·       
Business Source
Premier
·       
MasterFILE Premier
·       
Health Source –
Consumer Edition
·       
Consumer Health
Complete
·       
Science Reference
Center
·       
Professional
Development Collection

Explora interface
links for your library

Set up direct links from your library website using the links on
this page
.

Questions?

Contact Minitex Reference Outreach & Instruction at mtxref@umn.edu.

EBSCO Support
Materials

Information for Students and Patrons:
·       
Explora User Guide
Information for Librarians and Teachers:
·       
Explora Promotion Kit
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