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Library Help for ESL Students: Find Articles: Online Databases

Starting points for doing research for English as a Second Language students.

Find a database that works for you

To go to the databases go to the library web page and click on Research Databases & Online Resources.  The list is in ABC order. Use Subjects on the right to narrow down which database to use.

The databases below contain easy to read articles and several have audio recordings to listen to the articles as you read them:



Listen to Articles as You Read


Ebsco Database Audio Player      

Academic Search Complete (EBSCO Databases) 

Gale Database Audio Player

Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale Databases)

Encyclopedia Britanica

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Encylopedia Britannica Record

Offers information that can be translated into a variety of languages. Allow it to use your location (only works in NY.)  Put what you are looking for in the search box.  When you open the article, look for the Globe (Translate) icon and use the dropdown menu.  You can translate the article from Arabic to Zulu and many languages in-between!