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Accessing Full-Text Articles: 1. What is full text?

This guide walks you through accessing full-text articles available through AU Libraries

What is full-text?

The "full-text" of an article is an entire article, not just a snippet or summary.

Identifying the full-text isn't always straightforward.  For example, the following two resources are both very short in length.  However, the first one is a full-text article, while the second example is an abstract, or summary, of a full-text article. Be aware of the type of source that you are reading.


Example 1: Full-Text Article


Example 2: Abstract of an Article

From: Forfert, Nadège, et al. "Parasites And Pathogens Of The Honeybee (Apis Mellifera) And Their Influence On Inter-Colonial Transmission." Plos ONE 10.10 (2015): 1-14. Academic Search Premier. Web. 16 Nov. 2015.

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