Answered By: Elyse Wolf
Last Updated: Oct 25, 2021     Views: 24

Listen Feature

Many databases offer a listen feature for articles that have HTML full text and you can usually find it near the top of the article by the title. You will only see this option if there is a HTML or full text option. This option is not available for PDF full text.

EBSCO Databases

  1. Locate the resource which you would like read to you.
  2. Click the listen button to begin listening to the article. After you click to Listen, the tool's playback options are displayed.

  3. Click text-to-speech menu button to access the tool's other options, which you can learn more about on the Using the Text-to-Speech Feature This link opens in a new window page.

ProQuest Databases

The text to speech player appears on the “Full text” tab of a document, below the abstract and above the body of the document. To learn more check out the Using the ProQuest text-to-speech player This link opens in a new window page.

Gale Databases

The listen button is located under the title and above the abstract/main article.

Sensus Access

If the article you want only has a PDF full text option or you would like an audio version of an eBook chapter, our Online Accessibility Center This link opens in a new window offers a free, self-service tool that is available to all SNHU students called Sensus Access This link opens in a new window.

It allows you to upload a PDF file and request a MP3 version of it to be emailed to you. Simply download the PDF of the library article or eBook chapter you want and then upload it to Sensus Access.

  1. Upload your document

  2. Select output format

  3. Specify audio options: Confirm your audio options, enter your email address, and click Submit. Depending on the size of the file you uploaded, you could have your MP3 audio file in a matter of minutes.

Additional Help

Please contact the Reference Desk if you have any questions about downloading the PDF of an article or ebook chapter that you need from the online library. Please contact the Online Accessibility Center This link opens in a new window for assistance with Sensus Access or if you need alternative formats for other types of resources for your class.


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