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Last Updated: June 07, 2023

Interface Language Selector

Language Choices for Product UI and Article Translation

Most Gale products offer students the option to choose the language they'll see the product user interface (UI) in. This can be set by the student on a session-by-session basis, and it can be set by the library admin as a default. Gale also has a feature that allows Students to choose what language to read an article in. The end of this document lists the available languages.

Product UI Language

Student chooses: The tool bar of each product contains a link that lets a student change the language of the UI for the duration of their session. When the student selects the UI language option they'll see a list of available languages (Gale currently supports 36). They simply select the one they wish to use.

Library sets a default: Library admins can use an option in Gale Admin to set the default starting language for their products to any of the 36 languages. See 'Gale Admin > General Preferences' for this option. A student can still change the language to one of their choice during their individual session.

Library creates direct links: A library can also create direct links that specify default language on a product-by-product basis. The library can then use these links, such as on their library resource pages, to open sessions in a Gale product in the language of their choice. The basic syntax for this link is:

The variables you need to specify in this link are (all case sensitive):

  1. Location ID: The 'u=abcd' in the above example. This is the code for your library location. To find this code you can look in your GaleAdmin account, on the 'Location Summary' page, the 'Location ID' field (also referred to as a user group, or loc id). When you are in a product, you can look at the URL and you will typically see the location ID there, identified as 'u=NAME', or 'userGroupName=NAME'.
  2. Product code: The 'p=EFGH' in the above example. All products have a product code. The list of products at the end of this document contains the product codes (such as AONE for Academic OneFile). Some of our products do not support UI translation. Their product codes will not be listed in the table below.
  3. Language code: The 'lang=xx' in the above example. The list of supported languages at the end of this document contains the language codes (such as es for Spanish).

An example URL for a library that has a location ID of ourlibrary, for the product General OneFile (ITOF), and wants to start sessions with a UI language of German (de):

Article Translation

Our content translation tool, where the user can translate English content to a number of different languages (and back to English), is available to all customers. While most content in Gale products is in English, some of our products offer articles from publications in 11 other languages. Our article translation tool allows the student to translate these documents into English as well as many of the other 36 languages.

Languages Supported for UI Translation

Product Interface (UI) Translation UI code
Afrikaans af
Arabic ar
Bahasa Indonesia in
Bahasa Malay ms_MY
Bengali bn
Chinese (Simplified) zh-CN
Chinese (Traditional) zh-TW
Croatian hr
Czech cs
Danish da
Dutch nl
English en
Finnish fi
French fr
German de
Greek el
Hindi hi
Hungarian hu
Irish ir
Italian it
Japanese ja
Korean ko
Polish pl
Portuguese (Brazilian) pt
Romanian ro
Russian ru
Slovak sk
Slovenian sl
Spanish es
Swedish sv
Tagalog tl
Tamil ta
Thai th
Turkish tr
Vietnamese vi
Welsh cy

Products That Support UI Translation

Product Name Product Code
17th and 18th Century Burney Collection BBCN
17th and 18th Century Nichols Newspapers Collection NICN
Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society AAN
American Fiction AMFN
American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society AAHP
Archives of Sexuality and Gender AHSI
Archives Unbound GDSC
Associated Press Collections Online APOA
Brazilian and Portuguese History and Culture BPHC
British Library Newspapers BNCN
China and the Modern World: Missionary, Sinology, and Literary Periodicals CFER
Crime, Punishment, and Popular Culture CPPC
Daily Mail Historical Archive, 1896-2004 DMHA
Digital Scholar Lab DSLAB
Eighteenth Century Collections Online ECCO
Financial Times Historical Archive FTHA
Gale Academic OneFile AONE
Gale Academic OneFile Select EAIM
Gale books and Authors BNA
Gale Business: Entrepreneurship SBRC
Gale Business: DemographicsNow DNOW
Gale Business: Plan Builder GSBB
Gale Case Studies GCSS
Gale eBooks GVRL
Gale General OneFile ITOF
Gale In Context: Biography BIC
Gale In Context: Canada CIC
Gale In Context: Elementary ITKE
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies GRNR
Gale In Context: Global Issues GIC
Gale In Context: High School SUIC
Gale In Context: Middle School MSIC
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints OVIC
Gale In Context: Science SCIC
Gale In Context: U.S. History UHIC
Gale In Context: World History WHIC
Gale Interactive: Chemistry ICHEM
Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy IANAT
Gale Interactive: Science ISSCI
Gale LegalForms TGLF
Gale Literature Criticism LCO
Gale Literature Resource Center LitRC
Gale Literature: Book Review Index BRIP
Gale Literature: Contemporary Authors CA
Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography DLBC
Gale Literature: LitFinder LITF
Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series G-Scrib
Gale Literature: Something About the Author SATA
Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series G-Twayne
Gale OneFile: Agriculture PPAG
Gale OneFile: Business ITBC
Gale OneFile: Communications and Mass Media PPCM
Gale OneFile: Computer Science CDB
Gale OneFile: CPI.Q CPI
Gale OneFile: Criminal Justice PPCJ
Gale OneFile: Culinary Arts PPCA
Gale OneFile: Diversity Studies PPDS
Gale OneFile: Economics and Theory PPBE
Gale OneFile: Educator's Reference Complete PROF
Gale OneFile: Entrepreneurship PPSB
Gale OneFile: Environmental Studies and Policy PPES
Gale OneFile: Fine Arts PPFA
Gale OneFile: Gardening and Horticulture PPGL
Gale OneFile: Gender Studies PPGB
Gale OneFile: Health and Medicine HRCA
Gale OneFile: High School Edition STOM
Gale OneFile: Home Improvement PPHI
Gale OneFile: Hospitality and Tourism PPTH
Gale OneFile: Information Science PPIS
Gale OneFile: Informe Académico IFME
Gale OneFile: Insurance and Liability PPIL
Gale OneFile: Leadership and Management PPRF
Gale OneFile: LegalTrac LT
Gale OneFile: Military and Intelligence PPMI
Gale OneFile: News STND
Gale OneFile: Nursing and Allied Health PPNU
Gale OneFile: Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine PPSM
Gale OneFile: Pop Culture Studies PPOP
Gale OneFile: Popular Magazines PPPM
Gale OneFile: Psychology PPPC
Gale OneFile: Religion and Philosophy PPRP
Gale OneFile: Science PPGS
Gale OneFile: U.S. History PPUS
Gale OneFile: Vocations and Careers PPVC
Gale OneFile: War and Terrorism PPWT
Gale OneFile: World History PPWH
International Herald Tribune Historical Archive 1887-2013 IHTO
Liberty Magazine Historical Archive, 1924-1950 LBRT
Mirror Historical Archive, 1903-2000 DMIR
National Geographic Kids NGMK
National Geographic Virtual Library NGMA
Newsvault DVNW
Nineteenth Century Collections Online NCCO
Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers NCNP
Nineteenth Century UK Periodicals NCUK
Picture Post Historical Archive PIPO
Political Extremism and Radicalism PLEX
Public Health in Modern America PHIA
Punch Historical Archive, 1841-1992 PNCH
Refugees, Relief, and Resettlement RRRW
Religions of America ROAM
Sabin Americana SABN
Smithsonian Collections Online SMIT
The Economist Historical Archive ECON
The Illustrated London News Historical Archive, 1842-2003 ILN
The Independent Historical Archive INDA
The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991 LSNR
The Making of Modern Law: American Civil Liberties Union Papers ACLU
The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources MLFP
The Making of Modern Law: Foreign Primary Sources 1600-1970 MMLP
The Making of Modern Law: Foreign, Comparative, and International Law, 1600-1926 MMLF
The Making of Modern Law: Landmark Records and Briefs of the U.S. Courts of Appeals, 1950-1980 MLR
The Making of Modern Law: Legal Treatises, 1800-1926 MOML
The Making of Modern Law: Trials, 1600-1926 MMLT
The Making of Modern Law: U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs, 1832-1978 SCRB
The Making of the Modern World MOME
The Sunday Times Historical Archive STHA
The Telegraph Historical Archive TGRH
The Times Digital Archive TTDA
Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive TLSH
U.S. Declassified Documents Online USDD
Women's Studies Archive WMNS

Languages Supported for Article Translation

Article Translation
Bahasa Indonesia
Bahasa Malay
Chinese (Simplified)
Chinese (Traditional)
Haitian Creole
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