Q. What is full-text?
I've heard people say a database is full-text. What does that mean?
Many of our databases include the complete articles (or full-text) from the journals they index. This means that most of the time you can find the article you are looking for in the database. But - just because a database has the words "full-text" in it's name doesn't mean that all the articles are in full-text, some may still have to be borrowed through interlibrary loan.
Some publishers have an 'embargo' or a period of time which they don't allow the full-text of the article to appear in databases, this is usually the most recent issue / six months / year. So, you may see a journal where some articles are available, but the most recent are not.
You can determine which journals include full-text by searching our Journal Finder.