To get to the article, you'll either see a full text link or a "Get It" button. The full text link takes you to the article. The "Get It" button will give you retrieval options, either to the full text via another database, or options to search the catalog for a paper copy and interlibrary loan. Examples are below.
If the full text is available in the database you're using, you'll see a link to the full text. For example, in ERIC on Proquest, you'll see:
in Web of Science you'll see:
Click on those links and you'll get the full text of the article.
If there are no link to the full text, most of our databases include a "Get it" button. Clicking on that gives retrieval options, for example, the article is available full text in another database:
If there's no full text at all, you'll get an option to search the Library Catalog-maybe we have the journal in paper. There's also an option to use interlibrary loan-we'll find a library that has it and get a copy. For more details, see If We Don't Have What You Need.