Most databases actually provide, or link to, the full-text of at least some articles. The description of the database, which you can get from Databases @ Emory, tells you whether there is any full-text.
Many databases that don’t have full-text articles have buttons like this next to the citations.
The Find It @ Emory button next to a citation means that one of the Emory Libraries should own at least some issues of the journal mentioned in that citation. Clicking on the button will bring up a menu of Emory’s holdings for that journal.
When you are searching for an article in a library database and you want to get the fulltext of the article, there are 4 possible scenarios you could face.
Scenario 2: The "Find it @ Emory" button leads you to the fulltext in another database. There are two steps in this process. (Click to view)
Scenario 3: The "Find it @ Emory" button does not lead to the fulltext, but we have the article in the print copy of the journal in the library stacks. There are 4 steps in this process. (PDF file)
Scenario 4: We do not have the article online or in print but you can order it using Interlibrary Loan. There are a number of steps to this process. (PDF file)