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ACM Digital Library User's Guide: ACM Digital Library

How to use the ACM Digital Library, a database with full-text access to all articles published by the Association for Computing Machinery.

What is the ACM Digital Library?

The ACM Digital Library contains the full text of every article ever published by the Association for Computing Machinery. This includes journal articles, papers, and conference proceedings. Computer and information science articles from other sources are also indexed, but the full text of these articles may not be included. 

Ten additional publications from ACM Affiliated Organizations are also available full-text.

Why use the ACM Digital Library?

Although the ACM Digital Library is a vast collection of journal articles and conference proceedings on computing science, it can be used to find information on just about any subject where computers are involved. Here are some examples:

Education - Smart classrooms, distance education, technology for teachers are only some of the educational topics covered.

Forensic Science - DNA analysis, comparison of fingerprints, voice analysis, automated processing of shoeprint images, etc.

Business - Electronic commerce, growth models, virtual worlds are only some of the possible topics.

Environmental Science - Decision making, coal mine safety, air pollution processes.

Computer Science - Any area of computing, artificial intelligence, communications.

Social Networks - Include effects on politics, such as Facebook (Egyptian revolution) and Twitter (Iranian election).

 

YouTube video

For more details on the contents of the database and search tips, check out this YouTube video created by Kathryn Silberger, Marist College, Poughkeepsie NY. It's just under 8 minutes long.

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