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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.

-OR-

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.


LISTENING TO ARTICLES WHICH OPEN AS A PDF IN ADOBE:
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"