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University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Translation Studies: Find Articles

Resources for Translators

Online indexes for Translation Studies

Please note that some databases only give citations and do not lead to either a print or online article. To find actual articles, follow the directions in the box below.

 Translation Studies Bibliography

  • Contains abstracts of articles from an extensive list of journals, electronic publications, collected volumes, and doctoral theses. 
  • Includes works from 1960-Present
BITRA. Bibliography of Interpreting and Translation
  • Identifies articles, books and book chapters, conference proceedings, and dissertations on translation and interpreting
  • Online coverage with selected links to full-text articles:1796-Present, updated monthly

Other Useful Databases

For more databases, go to Databases A-Z

Finding Articles

Step One: Finding your database

You have a research topic and now you need a relevant database to search. To do this just turn to one of the side boxes for lists of relevant databases.  Remember - if one database isn't giving you the results you want, feel free to switch to another database.

Step Two: Finding online articles

There are three ways to find online articles:

  1. Directly through a database, which will provide a link to online articles through the Library's Discover Full Text (Note: it's in a blue box).
  2. Through the Library's Journal and Article Locator
  3. You can also search for journals (but not articles) via the Primo Library Catalog's Journal Search.
What if my article is not available online in full-text?

Step Three: Finding print articles

Not everything is available in electronic format. During the Covid-19 pandemic the Library will be providing scans of print articles in its collections. You can request scans via Document Delivery.


What if the library doesn't have an article?

Step Four: Interlibrary Loan

If your article is not available in full-text online and it is not available in print, you can request the article through Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery. Make sure to choose "Request a photocopy" and fill out the entire form, including the source of the citation. This process typically takes 7-10 days, so plan ahead! Interlibrary Loan will most likely deliver your article as a .pdf file to your email address.