Waushara County Libraries

Now offering new online resource: Explora

A new online resource called Explora is now available on each of the Waushara County Library websites. Found under the “Research” tab, this free resource offers a wealth of credible up-to-date information on a wide variety of topics. 

Explora offers easy-to-browse categories are organized by popular topics, and a simple search quickly delivers relevant results including articles, essays, and primary source documents.  Topic overviews provide elementary, middle and high school students with a starting point for research, and reading level indicators simplify discovery of grade-appropriate content.  

In addition, text-to-speech for HTML articles is available to assist struggling readers or those learning English. Teachers will also appreciate this research tool as it provides an educators’ landing page where teachers can more easily find relevant support materials as well as a Curriculum Standards Module to help educators correlate content quickly and easily to Common Core, state- or province-specific curriculum standards. 

This new resource replaces Searchasaurus, Kids Search, and Student Research Center, which were previously offered. Check out this new resource that designed to meet your unique research needs.