Library databases are your gateway to materials outside the scope of our library catalog, especially journal articles. Sometimes the full text of an article is available directly through online databases. Other times, the database will only provide a citation (enough information to identify and locate the article elsewhere) or a citation and an abstract (a summary of the article). Then you must click on the Get It! button or do a Journals Search to see if we own the journal or have electronic access to it. If we don't, you can request the article through interlibrary loan (ILLiad).