A brief summary of the essential points of a book, pamphlet, report, or article; an abstract is helpful in determining whether or not the document will be useful in your research.
A description of journal articles which includes citation and abstract. The description is usually on the Internet. Often these databases started as a printed index. It allows you to search by subject, keywords, author, title, and other access points.
Entire text of the article is available on the Internet.
A connection between two documents on the Internet.
A printed or electronic resource indicating where a source of information may be located, for example, an index located at the back of a book is an alphabetical list of topics covered in that book, along with references to the pages where the topics are discussed.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
A process used by libraries to borrow books and other materials, and to order copies of periodical articles from another library.
The database or service can be used both on campus and off campus. As long as you have an Internet connection and have a financial relationship with WVU.
On-campus use only
The database can only be used on campus. For WVU this includes most computers at Health Sciences (including WVU Hospitals), Evansdale and the WVU downtown campuses.
Periodicals are also referred to as journals, magazines, or serials.
Portable Document Format created by Adobe Acrobat. This software allows a document to be presented actually as created. It is often utilized for full-text articles and the resulting document looks the same as the printed journal article.