Central Virginia Regional Library


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ExploraWhat is Explora?
Ebsco databases are organized into three categories for audience appropriate content. “Explora” is the google-esque interface deployed by Ebsco for searching.


 Early World of Learning is World Book Online’s digital resource.*

  • Child’s Encyclopedia
  • Read-aloud stories – songs, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales
  • Lesson plans to accompany many stories
  • Videos
  • Games
  • Printable Activities
  • Spanish and English

School Age

Explora High School searches

  • EBSCO Master File Complete
  • EBSCO ReadIt! — a place to find reading material about many subjects. Articles are short, and written to support your reading skills as you learn about topics in English that you need for school and everyday life.
  • Newspaper Source
  • Ebsco eBooks High School and History Collections
  • Cricket Media

Explora Middle School searches

Explora Primary School searchers

Kids InfoBits meets the research needs of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5. It features a developmentally appropriate, visually graphic interface, a subject-based topic tree search and full-text, age-appropriate, curriculum-related magazine, newspaper and reference content for information on current events, the arts, science, health, people, government, history, sports and more.


Genealogy Ancestry for Virginians *

Gale Legal Forms provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.

Career Transitions is an online career guidance center that walks users through the job-search process from beginning to end.

Speak and understand a new language better. With 12 languages to choose from, including American Sign Language, Rocket Languages also features modules in Spanish and Chinese to learn English. Rocket Languages is perfect for the business or traveler learner, as well as extra practice for students.





Ebsco Masterfile Complete – General Knowledge Database

Explora Public Libraries searches

*(funded through the Library of Virginia)

  Funded by the Library Services and Technology Act

Residents of Virginia have access to a variety of digital resources to Virginia residents through their local public library. This is made possible with Library Service and Technology funding granted by the Institute of Museum and Library Services administered by the Library of Virginia.


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