How do I use Text-to-Speech?


If enabled by your administrator, Text-To-Speech is available for several interfaces, including but not limited to: EBSCOhost, Points of View Reference Center, Canadian Points of View Reference Centre, and English Language Learner Reference Center.

Text-To-Speech

To use Text-To-Speech:

  1. Locate an EBSCOhost article in HTML format which you would like read to you.

  2. From the Accent drop-down menu, select an accent in which you would like the article to be read.

    Text-to-Speech - Choose an Accent

  3. Click the Settings icon to set your Reading Speed and Highlighting Options.

    Text-to-Speech - Settings

  4. Click the Listen button to hear the article read outloud.

    -OR-

    Click the Download button to download an MP3 file of the article being read to your computer.

Use Text-To-Speech to Hear a Section of an Article

You may also choose to have only a section of an article read to you.

Text-to-Speech - highlighting text

Highlight the passage of text you would like to be read outloud. A new mini-toolbar appears. Click the Listen button on the mini-toolbar.

Downloading Text-to-Speech MP3s

You may also download audio files of HTML articles being read aloud to your computer in MP3 format.

To download Text-to-Speech MP3 files:

  1. On the Text-to-Speech toolbar, click the Download button.

    Text-to-Speech - Downloading an MP3

  2. Select to Open or Save the file to your computer.

    Text-to-Speech - Downloading an MP3

  3. If saving the file, browse to a location in the Save As dialog box and click Save.

    The MP3 file is saved to your computer.



ID: 4814
Topic: Interface Features
Services: EBSCOhost Research Interface, EBSCOhost Canadian, EBSCOhost UK, Business Searching Interface, Literary Reference Center, Points of View Reference Center, Home Improvement Reference Center, Canadian Points of View, Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center, EBSCOhost Aust/NZ, English Language Learner Reference Center, EBSCO Discovery Service, Small Business Reference Center, Referencia Latina, Literary Reference Center Plus, Science Reference Center, History Reference Center, Sustainability Watch, Business Book Summaries, Corporate Learning Watch, Competency Center, Poetry & Short Story Reference Center, Leadership & Management Learning Center
Link: http://support.ebsco.com/knowledge_base/detail.php?id=4814
Updated: September 2013

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