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Introducing Explora™ - a new student and public research portal

Researchers who have been using our online reference collection, including our Student Portal, may soon notice a change.

Now available is an engaging and versatile interface called Explora, created by leading reference provider EBSCO.

Designed with public library patrons in mind, Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

EBSCO designed Explora following a series of user research studies with the goal of better assisting students in completing research and classroom assignments and providing a more intuitive search experience for public library patrons.

Multiple versions of Explora are available. Each version features a unique landing page designed to best support the needs of students, patrons, teachers and librarians in their respective settings.

Available on library and home computers and from mobile devices, Explora offers the following content and features:

  • High-quality articles licensed from reputable publishers and recognized by...
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What are the Ides of March?

You might have heard this strange phrase before, especially if it has to do with bad luck or something spooky, but what does it mean?

It dates back to the time of the Roman Empire, and to the emperor Julius Caesar.

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Capture your shadow

The groundhog isn't the only one casting a shadow in February, and with all the nice weather we keep having, this may be a good time to play around with your shadow a bit.

What you'll need is a place to draw with chalk, like a driveway, or a park sidewalk, some chalk, a friend, and a good sunny day.

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Do Eskimos really have 100 words for snow?

No. That's an exaggeration, also known as stretching the truth a little.

The different languages spoken by the indigenous peoples of Alaska and Canada might have anywhere from 2 to about 15 different words for snow.

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