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Book Connections

Public library interface focusing on enriching everyone's connection to children's and young adult books
General Public

Empowers all readers to:

  • Connect deeply with a book they are reading
  • Gain new insights and understanding from award-winning authors
  • Reinforce cultural authenticity and perspectives with diverse books
  • Cultivate a life-long love of reading
  • Find author interviews, lesson plans & interactive activities, discussion guides, and more to support literacy instruction

Explora for Elementary Schools

Search interface for EBSCO's elementary school resources
Elementary School Student
  • ​​​​​​​Browse by Animals, Arts & Music, Biographies, Geography, Language Arts, Math, Science & Health, and Social Studies
  • Searches American Heritage® Children's Dictionary, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, and Primary Search
  • Also includes the Primary Search Reference eBook Collection
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)
For Educators​

Explora for Everyone

Search interface for EBSCO's general information resources
General Public, Higher Ed Student
  • Browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Careers, Current Events, Geography & Culture, Health, History & Social Science, and Science & Math
  • Searches Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Consumer Health Complete, Education Research Complete, ERIC, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center, MAS Ultra: School Edition, MasterFILE Complete, Middle Search Plus, Military & Government Collection, Newspaper Source Plus, Professional Development Collection, Science Reference Center, and Teacher Reference Center.
  • Also includes the following eBook Collections: Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection, History Reference eBook Collection, Literary Reference eBook Collection, MAS Reference eBook Collection, MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection, Middle Search Reference eBook Collection, Science Reference eBook Collection
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile) ​​

Explora for Middle & High Schools

Search interface for EBSCO's middle and high school resources
Middle School Student, High School Student
  • Browse by Arts & Literature, Biography, Business & Government, Current Issues, Geography, Health, History, and Science & Math
  • Searches Advanced Placement Source, Consumer Health Complete, Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, GreenFILE, Health Source: Consumer Edition, History Reference Center, Literary Reference Center Plus, MAS Complete, MasterFILE Complete, Middle Search Plus, Newspaper Source Plus, and Science Reference Center
  • Also includes the following eBook Collections: Consumer Health Reference eBook Collection, History Reference eBook Collection, Literary Reference eBook Collection, MAS Reference eBook Collection, MasterFILE Reference eBook Collection, Middle Search Reference eBook Collection, Science Reference eBook Collection
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)
For Educators

HeritageQuest Online

Comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources
General Public
  • Collection of genealogical and historical sources
  • Unique primary sources, local, and family histories
  • U.S. Federal Censuses, books, cemetery records, city directories, military records and more

History Reference Center

Full-text history reference resource
General Public, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
  • Full-text books, magazines, historical documents, biographies, and multimedia
  • Nearly 57,000 historical documents and 40,000 historical photos and maps
  • More than 1,990 full-text reference books
  • Full-text articles are searchable by reading level indicator (Lexile)
For Educators

LearningExpress Library

Access all the LearningExpress Library's collections of web-based test preparation tools and skill-building materials
General Public
  • Includes full-text ebooks, courses, and tutorials
  • Access all 7 LearningExpress Library learning centers

Literary Reference Center Plus

Collection of literary criticism and reference works
General Public, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
  • More than 160,000 classic and contemporary poems
  • More than 37,000 classic and contemporary short stories
  • More than 8,000 classic novels
  • More than 36,000 plot summaries, synopses and work overviews
  • More than 86,000 articles/essays of literary criticism

MAS Complete

A collection of popular magazines, books, and multimedia covering a wide-range of subject areas
High School Student
  • More than 560 full-text popular high school magazines
  • More than 210 full-text reference books
  • More than 100,000 full-text biographies
  • More than 55,000 primary source documents
  • An image collection of more than 1.9 million photos, maps, flags and color PDFs

MasterFILE Complete

Popular full-text magazines, reference books and other sources from world's leading publishers
General Public, Higher Ed Student, Educator
  • Covers topics including business, health, education, fitness, sports and leisure, personal finance, general science, multicultural issues, DIY and fashion
  • More than 2,300 full-text magazines and journals
  • More than 870 full-text reference books
  • More than 73,000 full-text primary source documents
  • More than 1.6 million photos, maps and flags
  • More than 70,000 videos from the Associated Press (AP)

NoveList

Fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more
General Public, High School Student
  • Search for books by keyword and reading level (Lexile)
  • Includes book recommendations created by book experts
  • Search by terms of appeal like style and mood

NoveList K-8

Children's fiction recommendation resource with read-alikes, discussion guides, reading lists, and more
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student
  • Search for books by keyword and reading level (Lexile)
  • Includes book recommendations created by book experts
  • Search by terms of appeal like style and mood

Poetry & Short Story Reference Center

Full-text classic and contemporary poems,short stories, biographies, essays, lesson plans and learning guides
General Public, High School Student, Higher Ed Student
  • More than 370,000 full-text poems, both classic and contemporary
  • More than 56,000 full-text short stories, both classic and contemporary
  • More than 4,000 full-text dramatic works
  • More than 2,600 audio recordings of poets reading their own works from the Academy of American Poets, poets reading works of other poets and podcasts from The Poetry Foundation
  • High-quality videos provided by the Academy of American Poets and MacNeil/Lehrer Productions

TeachingBooks

An engaging collection of resources that brings books to life
Elementary School Student, Middle School Student, High School Student, Educator
Empowers all readers to:
  • Connect deeply with a book they are reading
  • Gain new insights and understanding from award-winning authors
  • Reinforce cultural authenticity and perspectives with diverse books
  • Cultivate a life-long love of reading 
  • Find author interviews, lesson plans & interactive activities, discussion guides, and more to support literacy instruction