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Library Services for International Students

Library Search: Non-English Languages

Search for books in other languages in the library using the advanced search option in our Library Search and limit to the language of your choice. 

Ebook Central: Language Search

Use Ebook Central (formerly ebrary)  for full-text ebooks.
Change the language of your search by using the drop-down menu on the top bar.

Ebook Central Change Language

Ebrary also has some ebooks with the text in a non-English language.  To see available titles, select a language from the menu in the Advanced Search option:

Ebrary language search

Finding ESL Books

For ESL Speakers, our library has a collection of books designed to help you learn English:
  English Language - Textbooks for Foreign Speakers 

Using Text-to-Speech Services

Several of the Library's databases offer TEXT-TO-SPEECH capabilities - you can listen to the article or the ebook being read out loud.

Ebsco Databases:

Locate an article in HTML format you would like to have read to you.

From the Accent Drop-Down Menu, select an accent in which you would like the article to be read.
From the settings icon (the wheel),  you can select a reading speed.  Check the Listen Button to hear the article read aloud.


From the download arrow icon,  you can download an MP3 file of the article being read to your computer.
Note:  The Listen and Download MP3 functions are also available in the Academic OneFile Database.
Click the Help Link  to view instructions on using Text-to-Speech in your browser window. For more information, see EBSCO Help.

You can also highlight the text you want read aloud and click Listen.

Click on the Link to open the article and Go to "View" in the Menu Bar

Chose "Read Out Loud" and Click on "Activate Read Out Loud"