A far better alternative to websites and search engines for students to look up articles and facts for research papers or homework, Explora for Secondary Schools offers full-text articles from thousands of magazines, journals, and newspapers on a wide variety of subjects, along with images, videos, and primary sources. Lexile reading levels included.

Starting in Fall 2023, the public library user experience of Explora will more closely align with the INFOhio user experience.  The goal is that a student using Explora at school will have a similar set of resources and results when they use Explora at home or at their local library.  Here is what that will look like:

Old version of Explora for Secondary Schools New version of Explora for Secondary Schools*
Old Explora Secondary Resource List New Explora Secondary Resource List

*The Ohio Web Library will not include the eBook High School Collection; that is content purchased specifically for INFOhio users.  


Go to Explora for Secondary Schools now: https://ohioweblibrary.org/db/ebsco-explora-secondary

Tutorials and Presentations

  • OPLIN Sneak Peek webinar (May 2023) - A first look at EBSCO's new Explora user interface
  • EBSCO Academy - Check this complete listing of videos, self-guided eLearning paths, and instructor-led tutorials

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