LDND InfoCenter

EBSCO Databases

What is it?

General knowledge databases for schools and public libraries.  Explora is an interface that searches all EBSCO subscribed databases in one place.  Links to specific to each databases is also provided for inclusion as you wish.

How do patrons access it?

Place custom links on your website.

Wherever you see ns004890, you would need to put your client number.  If you don’t know your client number, contact your sale rep or Nan Carmack (nan.carmack@lva.virginia.gov/804.692-3792)

Explora Public Libraries (searches MasterFILE and ReadIt!):

Explora Schools (searches MasterFILE and ReadIt!):

MasterFILE Complete:

ReadIt! (Lower lexile with foreign language translation capability and comprehension guides)

If authentication fails, you can access via these credentials:

      • Username:  valib
      • Password:  Read21!

Marketing Support?

 EBSCO Widgets and Marketing Tools

Training Support?

EBSCO Connect

Known Problems:

Geo-authentication is proving a challenge. If it asks for a username and password, try these things:

Apply the “cookie killer:” ‘The Cookie Killer’… http://search.ebscohost.com/testauth.aspx  

….and here is a screencast of what you will see before using the link and what you should see after using it.   https://www.screencast.com/t/O5ZkkQ88K6T.


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