Q. How do I find the Lexile level of an article or book?

Lexile levels tell you what reading level something is on. Find out more about Lexile Levels here: https://lexile.com/educators/understanding-lexile-measures/


You can limit your results in some article and book searches by Lexile level, which tells you how easy or difficult something is to read. In the EBSCO Discovery search (aka, the "big search bar" in the home page), you can limit results to certain Lexile levels, using the limiters as shown below:

You can also find the Lexile Level for certain items in the record, like so:


Novelist is another database that lets you search for novels (young adult, popular, juvenile, etc.) by Lexile range, using the advanced search option:


You can also limit searches for books in Fant Library by typing "lexile" and the level. An example would be this book, with a Lexile Level of 420. Books at Mississippi State Libraries also have Lexile levels, and we can access these books for anyone at the W.

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  • Last Updated Nov 08, 2019
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  • Answered By Hillary Richardson

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