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Statewide Services covers Online Resources (databases), Digital Book eLending (ebooks, audiobooks, video storybooks) and the Kansas Library eCard. 

Questions: audiobooks@ks.gov or 800-432-3919

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Aug 03

Explora & Database Pages Updated Aug 3

Posted on August 3, 2015 at 8:17 AM by Lianne Flax

The new EBSCO product Explora has been added to the database pages, and the database pages reorganized.

Explora is a multi-search.  The version on the main Online Resources page and the Kansas Library eCard's General section are for adult research.  Multiple databases are behind it (like Academic Search, MasterFile, Newspaper Source, EBSCO eBooks).  Databases being searched by Explora are now under "view all" to provide a cleaner page.

Children's & student databases already had multi-search products.  The old ones have been retired in favor of new Explora versions for the appropriate age ranges.  These Exploras have the same materials behind them as the old versions. 

The children's and student databases will now only be on the Kids and Student Research (Middle - High School ages) pages.  The main Online Resources page will primarily be for adult research and learning. 

Questions: kslc@library.ks.gov