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Foundations of College English (EGL 0080 & 0090): Database Features

Database Features

Listen Option


These Gale databases also offer the Listen option, where you can have the article read to you.  

"Convenient for users and easy to implement, the ReadSpeaker function converts text and streams the corresponding audio content without any software downloads or special plug-ins needed. Users can select any portion of text, or an entire article to be streamed as audio. With a click of a button, any Gale database text can be read aloud via the user’s computer, thus making Gale content accessible in a new way. These audio segments can also be saved as MP3 files for use on MP3 players for listening at a later time."

The video below is an example of the Listen option.   

 

Text taken from "Gale Databases to Feature Text-to-Speech Option via ReadSpeaker."Cengage Learning. Cengage Learning Websites, 24 Mar. 2008. Web. 21 Aug. 2015. 

Translate Option


Another great feature is the TRANSLATE option. The video below demonstrates how to use this feature.

*The LISTEN option can be used with translated articles. The ReadSpeaker function will read the article in the chosen language. 

How to Limit by Lexile Reading Level


How to Limit by Lexile Reading Level screen cap

How to Limit by Lexile Reading Level screen cap

How to Limit by Lexile Reading Level screen cap

How to Limit by Lexile Reading Level screen cap

Limit by Lexile Reading Level


The following databases allow the user to limit the results based on lexile reading levels (or content levels). These limit options can be found under ADVANCED SEARCH.