Answered By: Reference Librarian
Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014     Views: 2

Several of the databases, including ProQuest and the EBSCO suite of databases (Historical Abstracts,  America History & Life, Military & Governement Collection, and International Security and Counter Terrorism Reference Center), allow you to change the language of the search interface. In the EBSCO databases, click Languages on the top right-hand side of the screen; in ProQuest, select a language from the pull-down selections under English on the top right-hand side of the screen. You may also translate an article from the Results List if you are given that option to the right of the displayed article.

The Lexis-Nexis database includes newspapers written in French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, German, and Portuguese. Search those papers by selecting Foreign Language under News on the left-hand side of the screen. and typing your search terms in your language of choice. Connector words must be in English. There is no mechanism in Lexis-Nexis for translating articles from one language to another.

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