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Explora - Reading an Article

When you click the title of an article, the best view selected by your library administrator is displayed. To view a different format, click on the Detailed Record, HTML Full Text, or PDF Full Text icons.

Detailed Record

When the Detailed Record is displayed, it may also include a summary or an abstract. If activated by your library administrator, the full text of the article may appear below the Detailed Record.

Detailed Record Screen

  • The author and subject terms of the record can appear as links that let you perform a search of that particular field.

  • When available, a Find Similar Results link will display on the citation. Click the link to perform a SmartText search for related articles. SmartText Searching will run the search using the citation's abstract and a new Result List will display. If no abstract is available, SmartText Searching will run the search on the article title. If SmartText Searching is not available in the database being searched, Find Similar Results searches the article's subject headings or descriptors.

  • The source may display a link or journal logo that leads to a detailed view of the source or publication. Clicking on the journal logo links you to a detailed description of the journal. Clicking Back returns you to the full record of the article.

  • The source may also include a table of contents link that lets you perform a search on the same issue of the source or publication.

HTML Full Text View

When the HTML full text view is displayed, you can also return to the Detailed Record, or any PDF or linked text by clicking on the available icons. The text is displayed formatted and ready for printing. A brief citation is always included at the end of the article.

HTML Full Text Screen

  • From either the Detailed Record or Full Text views, you can refine your search and return to the Result List.

  • When available, a Find Similar Results link will display on the Detailed Record and HTML Full Text views. Click the link to perform a SmartText search for related articles. SmartText Searching will run the search using the citation's abstract and a new Result List will display. If no abstract is available, SmartText Searching will run the search on the article title. If SmartText Searching is not available in the database being searched, Find Similar Results searches the article's subject headings or descriptors.

PDF Full Text Viewer

When PDF Full Text is displayed, it will be viewed in the PDF Full Text Viewer tool. See PDF Full Text Viewer help section for more information.

PDF Full Text Viewer

Tools Menu

When viewing an article, there are several tools available to you on the right-hand side of the screen.

  • Folder Icon Add to folder - Add the article to the session folder or your personal My EBSCOhost folder.
  • Print - Print the article.
  • E-mail - E-mail the article to yourself or multiple e-mail addresses.
  • Save - Save the article to a destination on your computer.
  • Cite - Retrieve citation information for the article in several different formats.
  •  Export - Export the article to your bibliographic management software.
  •  Create Note - Save a note on the article to your My EBSCOhost folder.
  • Permalink - Copy and paste a persistent link to the article.
  •  Share - Share the article to one of many to social bookmarking sites such as dig, del.icio.us, Technorati, bloglines, etc.
  • Google Classroom Share Button Google Classroom - Google Apps for Education users can share Explora content to Google Classroom™
  •  Listen - Hear the HTML Full Text of an article read to you using Text-to-Speech. (If enabled by your administrator.)
  •  Translate - Translate the HTML Full Text of the article to one of many available languages. (If enabled by your administrator.)