Answered By: Lynn VanLeer
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2017     Views: 74

In order to get the article in English, you will need to hire a translator or use an online translation tool. 

However, if you need the article for a discussion post or application, that might be too time and cost intensive.

Unfortunately, many articles are in the databases in their original language, even if the abstract is sometimes submitted in English. 

Tip: online translation services are not perfect and might leave out nuances of language. They can be good to help you grasp the general meaning of the item, though. 

You can do an internet search for translation tools. Here are some example searches to try: 

  • translate pdf to English
  • How do I translate a Word document?

Here are some examples of online translation tools:


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