New WilsonWeb Text-to-Speech Converter


One of our primary database vendors, H. W. Wilson,  is now providing most of its databases with a built-in text-to-speech converter that converts articles into audio files.  Please see the message below for a full description and to take a test drive of the functionality.  Highlighted in yellow are the Wilson database to which the HNU Library subscribes.  I hope this new feature is useful to you.

ReadSpeaker Text-to-Speech Converter


No Special Software Necessary!

Busy students and faculty have a new reason to appreciate WilsonWeb full-text databases. WilsonWeb’s new ReadSpeaker tool converts the databases’ HTML full-text articles into audio files, for immediate listening or downloading to iPods and other portable devices.Besides students on the go, ReadSpeaker makes WilsonWeb’s full-text content accessible to readers with dyslexia and other learning challenges, users whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicap makes it difficult to read a standard printed page,
and others who might like to hear as well as read
the words, such as users who struggle with English
or those challenged by low literacy.

Listen at your workstation
Hear articles as streaming audio.
Listen as you relax, commute, or exercise
Download articles as MP3 files to iPods or other portable devices.
A boon to learning-challenged & ESL students
Hear the text as you read along, for better comprehension and pronunciation. WilsonWeb also provides electronic translation of articles into 10 major languages for further help with research and mastery of English.

FREE on these WilsonWeb Full Text Databases A ReadSpeaker Demo          

  • Applied Science & Technology Full Text
  • Art Full Text
  • Biological & Agricultural Index Plus
  • Book Review Digest Plus
  • Current Issues: Environment
  • Current Issues: Health
  • Current Issues: Reference Shelf Plus
  • Education Full Text
  • General Science Full Text
  • Humanities Full Text
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Full Text
  • Library Literature & Information Science Full Text
  • Readers’ Guide Full Text, Mega Edition
  • Readers’ Guide Full Text, Select Edition
  • Science Full Text Select
  • Short Story Index
  • Social Sciences Full Text
  • Wilson Business Full Text
  • Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Mega Edition
  • Wilson OmniFile Full Text, Select Edition

Coming soon to Wilson Biography Databases!






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