electronic text of an article is called the full text. Some
databases, like Academic Search Premier and Masterfile
provide many of their articles in full text. Even if
the article is not included, the citation will give you enough
information to find it in the library or to search for it in another
database. Older articles are less likely to be in full text format.
What if there
are pictures or graphs with the article that you want to see?
Scan the full
text to see if actual images and graphs are included, or if there is
just a summary or their contents. If they are not included, you may
need to get the print copy from the library.