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Library Database Accessibility Features
Library database providers vary in the accessibility features they offer. This page is an overview of features found in popular library databases.
Some full-text articles in EBSCO databases are available in HTML. When HTML is available, EBSCO provides text-to-speech.
Newer PDF documents are ADA compliant, but PDF documents uploaded to EBSCO databases before 2004 may not be readable by a screen reader.
Popular EBSCO databases are listed below.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
A scholarly, full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Covers virtually every academic subject.
CINAHL Complete (EBSCO)
CINAHL® (Comprehensive nursing & allied health resource) Complete is the world’s most comprehensive source of full-text for nursing & allied health journals, providing full text for more than 1,300 journals. This authoritative file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the CINAHL index, with no embargo. Video Tutorial
Ebook Academic & Clinical Collections (Ebsco)
Ebook Academic provides access to over 180,000+ eBook titles that represent a broad range of academic subjects. Clinical collection contains over 3600+ titles for clinical professionals and students in medical disciplines. For help using Ebooks,see Ebsco Ebook Libguide with Video Tutorials
Full-text articles found in Gale databases can be downloaded as PDF documents.
Gale databases also have a Listen tool which reads the article aloud or downloaded as MP3 files. Users can also increase or decrease article font size.
Popular Gale databases are listed below.
Database Accessibility Video Overview
Full-text articles in Proquest databases can be downloaded as PDF documents or plain text.
Proquest has a listening feature where full-text articles can be read aloud.
Popular Proquest databases are listed below.
ProQuest contains full-text articles from over 5,000 magazines, journals, and newspapers. It is a collection of databases including Research Library, Family Health, ABI/Inform Trade & Industry, and U.S. Newsstream.
Alt-Press Watch (ProQuest)
Full text database of around 200 alternative and independent press publications.
Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)
A full-text collection of newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority and native press in the United States.