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Full Text

The complete electronic text of an
article is called the full text. Some article databases, like Academic Search Premiere and JStor, provide the entire text of many articles online.  When you look at a results page in the database, you'll see a Full Text or a PDF Full Text link.   If the link says Full Text, you can just view it right in your browser. 

If it says PDF, you need to make sure you have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. 

The advantage to viewing a document in PDF format, is that it contains the pictures, graphs, charts, etc. that were included in the original article.