Q. What is an abstract?


An abstract is a summary. Typically abstracts are provided for academic/scholarly journal articles.

When using the Online Library Search, you can view the abstract in different ways on the search results page:

  1. Conduct a search and hover your mouse over the paper/magnifying glass icon to the right of the result title. detailed record icon
  2. Click on the result title to view the Detailed Record screen which displays the abstract
  3. To see the abstract on your results page, follow the steps below:


3a. Under Page Options, click detailed

Page Options


3b. Then you will see the abstracts (if available) on the page with the result.

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  • Last Updated Sep 11, 2020
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  • Answered By Mary Snyder (she/her/hers)

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