Answered By: Tim Leonard
Last Updated: Feb 24, 2023     Views: 324

The ProQuest journals platform provides translation options for both the user interface and the full text (HTML) view of journal articles. Databases that use the ProQuest platform include ProQuest Central and Literature Online.

Language options include (among others): 

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) 
  • French
  • Korean
  • Spanish


How to translate the ProQuest user interface


Select the My Research and Language Selection option in the top right hand side of the ProQuest screen. 

The language of the interface will be set to English by default.

The "My Research and Language Selection" drop down menu on the ProQuest interface


Select this option and choose another language. 

A menu showing the language options in the ProQuest platform


The interface will now appear in the language of your choosing. 

The ProQuest interface with the Arabic language settings applied

Translating the interface will not translate the full text of journal articles - to do this follow the steps below. 



How to translate the full text of journal articles on the ProQuest platform


A translate feature is available under both the Abstract and Full Text section headings of an article on the ProQuest platform.

Select the language of your choice and select Translate


The full text of the article will not appear in the language of your choosing. 

The full text of a journal article translated into Arabic on the ProQuest platform