There are three primary ways to use language tools when searching:
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Make sure to check your computer settings to see what default or preferred languages have been selected. The screenshot above shows an example for a Mac laptop. If your only preferred language is something other than English, you may not get very many English language results in a standard search engine query unless you adjust your search settings.
To search Discover (the library's catalog and more --first column) in a language other than English, go to "advanced" in blue in the lower right corner of the box. When you get to the advanced search screen scroll down to the very bottom of the page for language options. This will change the language of the search facets on the search results page. It will not change the language of the search results, themselves.
To find resources in the language of your choice, limit your search results in Discover using the facets on the left. The second column below shows a small sampling of the 100+ languages accessible in print and electronic format.
Changing your Interface Language:
All EBSCOhost databases (identified by the blue, circular EBSCOhost logo) offer the ability to change the language of the search screen. Click on the Languages link at the top of the screen and choose the language you prefer.
Limiting by Language` in EBSCOhost databases
All EBSCOhost databases offer a language option on the Advanced Search screen which allows you to search for materials in a language other than English. Be sure to scroll down on the search screen to locate the Language menu. This option will search materials available exclusively in the language you prefer and display English-language materials that have been translated to your preferred language. For more information and screenshots, read this document. How to use Language Tools in Ebscohost
Translating the full text of an article:
In EBSCOhost databases, articles in HTML format can be translated from the item screen. When you see an article with this icon: , click on this link. You will see options for translating the article above the title of the article.
Most articles are in .pdf format, shown with the icon: . For instructions on translating .pdf documents, please see pages on translation resources in this guide.
Follow the suggestions in the video below to use Google most effectively when searching in multiple languages.
While this video gives a good overview of the process, please note that it was produced in 2014. Some of the navigation & settings have changed since then. Use Search Settings to find language options in Google.