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About Explora

As of June 1, 2015, this database replaces Kids Search, Middle Search, and Searchasaurus.

Description from publisher:
Designed to meet the unique needs of its users, Explora supports both student research and classroom instruction with the following features:
  • Simple search that quickly delivers relevant results
  • Easy-to-browse categories organized by popular topic
  • Topic overviews that provide students with a starting point for research
  • Colorful, mobile-friendly design with feature areas that provide context to students
  • 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
  • Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate EBSCO content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards

There are four versions of the Explora interface:
  • Primary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Canadian Schools
  • Public Libraries

>> Please click here to access Explora.
Access Options:


This database can be accessed from any of Thrall Library's public Internet or research computers.

Concerning access outside the library:

Members of Middletown Thrall Library may log in to this service using their library barcode.

Tips & Special Features:


You can use the "more" links under the categories (Arts and Literature, Biography, Science and Math, etc.) to browse by topic.
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Technical Considerations:
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