What will a database give me?

Each database will give you a list of articles that match your search terms.  The list may include full text, abstracts, and citations links; however, not every database will include these all of the time.

Full text  Sometimes the database will link to the complete text of the article.  If it doesn't, don't give up!  There are other ways to find the full text.
Abstract  summarizes the article's content.  Read this first.  It will quickly show whether the article is useful.
Citation  The citation will provide the information that you need to find the article when it's not full text.