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Translating Text or a Document in Google Translate

Throughout the course of your research, you may come across a resource that is related to your topic but is written in the native language of the publication. Unfortunately, a direct translation or copy of this resource may not be available. 

You may choose to use Google Translate to translate the document.

NOTE: Be mindful of translations as they can inaccurately reflect the context of the work. Some text may not translate well or as intended. 


Translate Text

You can translate certain portions of a resource by pasting content into the Text box:

Google Translate text example


Translate Documents 

If you have a PDF or other file format of the resource (.doc, .docx, .odf, .ppt, .pptx, .ps, .rtf, .txt, .xls, or .xlsx) you can use the Documents upload feature:

Translate document feature in Google Translate

Once you have uploaded your document, click Translate.

Uploaded document in Google Translate

Google Translate will then reformat the document in your chosen output language, such as English. 

Google Translate example of document translated

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