How do I tell the difference between a citation with an abstract and a citation with full text?
All of the
Library's electronic databases provide citations,
which gives you the basic publication information about the article or
resource; such as, title, authors, date and source of publication (see sample below).
The majority of the databases providing citations also have abstracts, which are brief summaries of the article or resource (see sample below). Note: You can learn a lot about an article just by carefully reading the citation and the abstract; this in turn will help you decide whether you want to read the full article.
Electronic databases also provide full-text access. Full text access means that you can view, save or print the full article online. The full text might be on HTML or PDF format (see sample below).