Let’s say you want to read this article that is available through Howard-Tilton Library:
Start at the library website http://library.tulane.edu.
From there, you can search for the article, by article title.
Roberts, Robin. "New Orleans Mardi Gras and Gender in Three Krewes: Rex, the Truck Parades, and Muses." Western Folklore 65, no. 3 (2006): 303-28
The results page has several types of result lists, including books, articles, audio visual. Click Articles+ in the drop down menu to get a list of articles.
Find the article in the list. Click on Full Text Available to connect to the full text of the article.
Click on Full Text Online to get full text.
Sometimes the article will be available in more than one database.
If the text of the article isn’t there, look for full text or a PDF icon on the page to get to the article.
In the example from ProQuest, the full text is available in HTML text format and there is an option to download the article as PDF.
In the example from JSTOR, the first page is visible and there is an option to download the article as PDF.