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What Will a Database Give Me?

Each database will give you a list of articles that match your search terms. The list will almost always include the citation information to the article. (More information about citations is in the Module called Citing Sources.) Other information may include full text, abstracts, and SFX link to full text; however, not every database will include this extra information.

fulltext Full text
Sometimes the database will link to the complete text of the article. If it doesn't, don't give up! There are other ways to find the full text.
abstract Abstract
Summarizes the article's content. Read this first. It will quickly show whether the article is useful.
citation Citation
The citation is the author, article title, periodical title, date of the publication, volume and issue of the publication, and the page numbers of the article.