Q. Which databases allow content to be translated into different languages?


The following databases allow you to translate content into different languages. The number of languages varies by database. Also note that database articles are "machine translated." A translation generated by machine-translation software is no substitute for a professional human translator. Therefore the NCU Library and the Databases do not take responsibility for the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any translation.

If you have retrieved foreign language articles from databases other than those listed below, you may wish to translate your documents using Google Translate. For details, see our FAQ here.

EBSCOhost - When viewing any HTML (not PDF format) article using any EBSCOhost database, you have the option to translate an article into another language. When you click on the the "Choose Language" menu from the Translate tool, the drop down menu provides a wide selection of languages to choose from. Alternatively, you may change the EBSCOhost search interface language, by hovering over "Languages" in the upper right.

Gale Academic OneFile - The "Document Translation" feature can be found in the article's toolbox on the right-hand side of the page. Alternatively, you may change the Gale search interface language, by hovering over "English" in the upper right.  

LexisNexis - To activate translations on any search results page, click the "Select Language" drop-down menu right above your first search result. Translations are persistent through any research session; all screens and documents are displayed in your language of choice until you sign out.

ProQuest - Translation options are available when viewing an article in HTML (not as the PDF). You can choose to translate either a document's abstract or its full text independently of one another. Click the "Translate" link corresponding to either one, and select a language. Alternatively, you may change the ProQuest search interface language, by hovering over "English" in the upper right.

Web of Knowledge - You may change the Web of Knowledge search interface language by selecting clicking "English" in the upper right. Note that Web of Knowledge does not contain full text articles, so you will be translating only the search interface and resulting article citations.

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