English Language Learning

This Guide has links to helpful materials for English Language Learners.

Gale Databases

Use the "Advanced Search" option to change the "By Document Type:" dopdown box to "Audio File."

Newspaper Databases

Article Databases with some Audio Files (Text-To-Speech)

The databases listed below contain some articles that have html full-text files which include audio options.  When the html format is selected, reader/listeners can choose to hear the article read with an American, British, or Australian accent, as well as at a slow, medium, or fast reading speed.  When searching, it is helpful to use the Advanced Search technique, which allows you to click the full-text box. This inceases the likelihood that an article with html that includes an audio file will result.

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Karen Liston
(313) 577-5596
You can make an appointment (above), or frequently at the end of the work day, you can drop in on my Zoom Meeting Room by pasting this URL into your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3135775596. If I'm available, I'll admit you within a few minutes. Try it out - I'd love to see you!

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Reference Desks

Undergraduate (UGL): 313-577-8852
Purdy/Kresge: 313-577-6423
Arthur Neef Law: 313-577-6180
Shiffman Medical: 313-577-1094