Thursday, May 13, 2010

Databases Worth Exploring: ACM Digital Library

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), one of the world's largest educational and scientific computing societies, provides resources that advance computing as a science and profession. The ACM Digital Library Portal is a searchable, full-text repository of papers from publications that have been published or co-published by ACM and other publishers.

This Portal maintains two specific segments:

  • The ACM Digital Library with full-text publications

  • The Guide to Computing Literature-----The Guide is a bibliographic database containing citations and abstracts from ACM articles and proceedings, and holds more than 600,000 citations to titles published by various publishers. References to ACM publications are linked to the full-text.

  • All search results include the DOI, as well as Bibliometrics (how many downloads and how many times cited).

    The Institute of Electric and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society is one of the world’s leading organizations of computing professionals. The IEEE Computer Society Digital Library provides online access to over 27 Society journals, magazines, and transactions from the 1960s to present and over 1,200 selected conference proceedings.

    ACM data exchange allows searches across both collections. ACM abstract references link to IEEE Computer Society, IEEE and ACM digital library content. Two Sawyer Library databases, therefore, serve the research needs of computer professionals and Information Technology students - IEEE Digital Library & ACM Digital Library. These databases are not new, but they are quality resources. For further assistance in the use of these databases, see IEEE Digital Library and ACM Digital Library Database Tips.

    [FIND the IEEE Digital Library and the ACM Digital Library on the "Databases by Subject" List for Sciences, on the second column. ]

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