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Using Franklin Articles+

Language Limit

Articles+ contains records for materials in over 50 languages.  Before or after performing a search, you can limit the results to one or more languages.  To see the number of citations available in each language, with a blank search box, click search.   Then, at the bottom of the right column, click on Language, and then more....

In Articles+ there are  two distinct language attributes: 1) the language of the record, 2) language of the work itself (book, article, etc.). The  Language limit uses the language of the work, while native-language searching uses the language of the record.

 

 

 

 

Language of Search Interface

You may change the language of the search interface in Franklin Articles+.  To select from over 30 available interface languages, click the icon and then  English in the pop-up menu 

Relevance Language Boost - When one changes the search interface to be in another language, the results in the user interface language are boosted. This feature is useful when a given query term can be a word in multiple languages, and when the results include records in multiple languages.

When in a specific language interface, in instances where the final vowel of a word is dropped when the next word begins with a vowel, when the second word is searched, both forms are found.  For example, in French, searching amour will also find l'amour.
 

 

 

Native Language Searching

Patrons can search in any language; however, the Summon service provides richer search capabilities and results for the languages listed below. As always, search results will vary depending on your library's database subscriptions and resources.
The Summon service currently supports native-language searches in:
 
Arabic
Chinese (Simplified and Traditional)
Danish
Dutch
English
French
German
Japanese
Italian
Korean
Malay
Portuguese
Romanian
Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Turkish