Thursday, April 16, 2015

What you need to know about Explora

Introducing Explora 
Explora logo
Explora logo courtesy of EBSCO
Explora is a new EBSCO resource! Each Explora interface features an attractive, user-friendly design that is easily viewed on mobile devices. A single search box on the homepage helps to simplify the search process and increase student success. Easy-to-browse categories are organized by popular topics, and topic overviews provide users with a starting point for research.

Explora will be available in BadgerLink by June 30, 2015. At that time the following EBSCO interfaces will be phased out: Kids Search, Searchasaurus, and Student Research Center.

Here's a what Explora will look like:
Screenshot of Explora interface
Screenshot of Explora interface


Transition 
BadgerLink is working with EBSCO to manage the transition to Explora. As a user, you don't need to do anything.

If you manage a website with links to BadgerLink resources, you may need to change your links to Kids Search, Searchasaurus, and Student Research Center. We will be posting more information through the Badger Bulletin, BadgerLink email list, Facebook, and Twitter. Contact Us for more information.

URLs 
EBSCO is phasing out Kids Search, Searchasaurus, and Student Research Center.If you manage a website with links to BadgerLink resources, you may need to change your links to Kids Search, Searchasaurus, and Student Research Center. We will be posting more information through the Badger BulletinBadgerLink email listFacebook, and TwitterContact Us for more information.

Training 
On April 2, BadgerLink held a webinar lead by EBSCO Training Specialist, Lisa Dennis, about the Explora interface. View the recording.
Created by EBSCO, this short video describes how you will be able to easily use Explora: bit.ly/Explora312.

Ask a Librarian if you would like to set up personalized training at no cost to your Wisconsin organization!

Written by:
Kara Ripley, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning