Tools for Students
To Find Books at Your Lexile Level
- Access Destiny Quest
- Click "Advanced Search" at the top of the Destiny Quest page
- In the window that pops up, look at the last search header, which is titled "Limit my search to..." and click the drop-down menu in that section marked "Choose"
- Select "Lexile"
- Subtract 100 from your Lexile score and type that number in the space marked "From:"
- Add 50 to your Lexile score and type that number in the space marked "To:"
- Press enter to see your search results!
Student Research Tools
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Durham County Library
a terrific collection including ebooks, recorded books, movies, music CDs and more.
NoveList K-8 Plus
(EBSCO): Find great books for kids.
Entire books you can access online!
Over 1 million free ebooks in the public domain, including some audiobooks.
Find more free ebooks and recorded books online!
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NC Live Video Collection
Reading and Math tutorials and problem solving exercises.
NC Wise Owl
NC Online Windows for Learning — online subscription resources for use in research projects and homework assignments.
Our Media Center
- Find books you'll love
- Get to websites recommended for class research
- Learn about the "Battle of the Books" competition
- Meet the library staff
- ...and more!
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