Answered By: Chris Clouser
Last Updated: Dec 10, 2014     Views: 36

"Full Text" means that you can read the entire article on the computer screen because the database has permission from the publisher of the article to reproduce the entire content.  Articles in full text are usually represented with icons for "html" full text or "pdf" full text.    Hypertext Markup Language (html) means that the text of the article has been converted to computer-readable form for display.  These articles usually look like a regular web page and the format (page layout, font, photos, etc.) may change depending on the settings of your web browser.  For Portable Document Format (pdf) full text articles, the .pdf file contains an exact scan of the article just as it looked in its original publication and the original font, page layout, etc. are retained.

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