Answered By: Ann Cannon Last Updated: Mar 08, 2016 Views: 3
An article abstract is a summary of the article. It is valuable because it can help you quickly decide if the article is what you are looking for. If it is an article of value to your research, you can see if the full text of the article is available either in a database or in a print journal.
If the library does not have the full text of the article available in a print source of the journal or in a database and you really want this article, you can request it through interlibrary loan.