Listen to HTML Database Articles

If you are visually impaired, or working with someone who is, try listening to an article from one of our EBSCOHost databases. Although HTML articles are not as common as PDFs when you have the option choose HTML over PDF.


To listen to an article click the Listen icon (see 1 above). The two buttons  next to Listen will pause or stop the reading. Standard American is the default accent, but you can choose Australian or British (see 2 above). The cog icon (see 3 above) allows you to set Highlighting and Reading speed options. We recommend the default Word and sentence option and a Slow reading speed. If you like, you can download the article as an mp3 file (see 4 above).

We used a MAC and saved the mp3 file to iTunes (see below) and found this to be a less jerky – less robotic listening experience.

mp3 file of database articleIn a future post, we will explore listening to PDFs with the help of Adobe Acrobat Pro using databases articles in EBSCOHost and ProQuest.


Reference librarian at Bank Street College Library.

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