Skip to Questions

Ryerson LibAnswers

Useful Tip: Search by keyword - for example, "textbooks", "citations", or "research help"
Q

What is an abstract?

Last Updated: Mar 27, 2015  |  35 Views

Was this helpful? 0   0
A

Answer

An abstract is the summary of what a journal article is about. By reading the abstract, you can determine if the article will be useful for your research.

Some articles do not have abstracts. In those cases, you will need to look at the full-text version of the article to see if it is relevant.

Answered by Mandissa ArlainBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    Live Chat

    Need research help right away? Click the Ask a Librarian button below to chat with a librarian!

    More Ways to Get Help


    Home | Accessibility | Contact Us | Site Index | Facebook Twitter Flickr YouTube RSS News Feed | Ryerson University