A short summary of the main ideas expressed in an article, paper or book.
A short summary of an article or paper.
The papers written by speakers noting their proposed lecture for the congress. After the congress these papers are often printed and bound in one volume or made available by Electronic Mail.
Short formal summaries of longer documentation.
Summaries, usually of journal articles. Searchable collections of references with abstracts are known as bibliographic databases. The term 'Abstracts' is sometimes used to refer to printed indexes of publications which include an abstract for each item listed.
are summaries of information contained in a longer work. An abstract for a 15 page journal article may be 150 words long.
These are tools to help you find periodical (journal, magazine, or newspaper) articles and other sources of information. They also provide brief summaries of articles. Most abstracts have a specific focus, such as Sociological Abstracts or Biological Abstracts. Abstracts can be in a print format, an electronic format, or both. Now, many abstracts are in electronic format and are often referred to as databases. The word abstract also refers to a summary of an article or book.