The ProQuest platform has a built-in text to speech player that can read many of our documents to you.

Please Note:

Finding the text-to-speech player

The text to speech player appears on the “Full text” tab of a document, below the abstract and above the body of the document.


Screenshot of a ProQuest document page. Below the title and publication information, there are several tabs. An arrow is pointing to the full text tab.

Scroll down on the page until you find a grey box with a play icon, and two time codes. (Note: The time codes will both show as “0:00” until you start playing the recording.)


Screenshot of a section of a ProQuest document. Below the full text heading, there is an arrow pointing to a play button on the text to speech widget. 

Click the play button to have the document read aloud. The time code will update to show you that the audio is playing.

Volume settings

Once the audio starts playing – the volume and download buttons will also become active. To change the volume of the playback, click on the speaker/volume icon to adjust the volume slider.


Screenshot of a section of a ProQuest document. Below the full text heading, there is an arrow pointing to the volume controls on the text to speech widget. 

Download option

You may download the audio file to listen offline or on another device. Use the download icon in the “text to speech” player to save an mp3 version of the file to your device.


Screenshot of a section of a ProQuest document. Below the full text heading, there is an arrow pointing to the download button on the text to speech widget. 

Other text-to-speech options

If this feature is not enabled for your institution’s ProQuest account, there are other options to have ProQuest documents (and other webpages) read out loud to you.