Answered By: Bonnie Groshong Last Updated: Jul 16, 2014 Views: 14
For books, when searching in either the WorldCat Catalog search bar from the library home page or the Classic Catalog, click on the title of the book.
On the next page you willl see the call number and availability of the item. Just below that, in the next section, most materials will have the contents listed and below that, the subject terms. The subject terms are a handy tool, because they are live links to additional related items. Sometimes there may be more information in this area, such as an abstract.
In addition, at the top of the page under the picture of the book's cover you may find a link to Google books. Click on the button "Preview this item" and you may find a preview of the book online
For articles that you find in the catalog, the abstract may or may not be included on the page after clicking on the title. If it is not included, and there is an online option, you can search for the article in the database that you see in the citation, or from the Journal search box on the library home page, using the name of the journal, volume, year, etc.