In many of the library's online databases, it is possible to select articles within a Lexile range. Use the "advanced search" option.
Most of the databases also offer audio options and translation capabilities.
*Reminder: For off-campus access, you must be logged into MyNSU.
The databases that are highlighted below are owned by LBB Library and support a Lexile Reading Level limiter on the search screen:
How do I limit my searches by Lexile Reading Level?
Several EBSCO databases and interfaces include the ability to limit search results by Lexile Reading Level.
To limit searches by Lexile Reading Level:
Additionally, you can search by Lexile in many EBSCO databases using the LX search tag. To see whether the database supports the LX limiter, click the Database Help link on the search screen and scroll down to the Searchable Fields area. If the LX limiter appears, you can enter LX and a Lexile range along with your search terms.
For example, in some databases, you could enter hurricanes AND LX 500 - 750 to find articles about hurricanes within that Lexile range.
When searching, why do I receive results that include Lexile scores outside my specified range?
When a Lexile level is specified in search parameters, EBSCO products are designed to include results for which the Lexile level deviates 100 points above/below your specified Lexile criteria. This ensures that users receive all possible results within a reasonable Lexile range.
If you do not specify a Lexile level in your search parameters, the EBSCO interface you are using returns all available results, potentially including results that do not have a Lexile ranking assigned. When you receive results that do not have a Lexile level, this indicates that the interface/profile you are using includes a database that does not provide Lexile rankings.
To view a list of the EBSCO databases that your profile is accessing, do one of the following: