Translations: Strategies for Finding Translations

Resources for finding translations into English.

Strategies for Finding Translations

  • Google Translate - use this or another program to translate the document. Or translate the title, then search in database to see if article has been reprinted in another journal.
  • Dates - Articles may not have been translated until decades later. So an article published in 1950 may not have been translated until 1970.
  • Transliterations - look under all variation of the title. Doklady Akademiia Nauk SSSR may be Akademiia Nauk SSSR Doklady in another. For Chinese transliteration use both the Wade-Giles and the Pinyin system. That means for Acta Zoologica Sinica, search under both Tung Wu Hsueh Pao and under Dongwu Xuebao.
  • Some of these tools are online, but most are in print.

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Top Databases / Indices

Resources will be listed in order by format. Many are not online and will need to be consulted in the library.

Journal Articles

    • Journals in Translation - 1950 - 1991
      Uris Library Oversize, Z 6514 .T7 T75 +
      Engineering Librarian's Office

    • Chemical Abstracts Service Source Index (CASSI): 1907- 1994
      Math Library Reference, QD1 .C292
      also CASSI on CD, Math  Library, QD1 .C342
      Engineering Librarian's Office

    Patents

      Technical Reports

        • Translations register-index, 1976-1986, Mann Library Z7401 .T77

      Online Databases

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