ACM Digital Library

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The ACM Digital Library (DL) is the most comprehensive collection of full-text articles and bibliographic records in existence today covering the fields of computing and information technology. The full-text database includes the complete collection of ACM's publications, including journals, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and multimedia titles and currently consists of:  

  • 407,367 Full-text articles
  • 2.0+ Million Pages of full-text articles
  • 18,000+ New full-text articles added each year
  • 44+ High Impact Journals with 2-3 new journals being launched each year
  • 275+ Conference Proceedings Titles added each year
  • 2,000+ Proceedings Volumes
  • 8 Magazines (including the flagship Communications of the ACM, the most heavily cited publication in the field of computing according to Thomson-Reuters)
  • 37 Technical Newsletters from ACM's Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
  • 6,500+ Video files
  • 594 Audio files

In addition to the full-text database, the ACM Digital Library is heavily integrated with and includes unrestricted access to the Guide to Computing Literature bibliography (citation-only).

(from the website)

The e-books on the site are citation-only.  You can see the Table of Contents, but not the full text.  Check TOPCAT to see if we have purchased the book.


The ACM journals include the full text of all articles.  However, if you extend your search to include the Guide to Computing Literature bibliography, there are citations to articles and book chapters that are not full text through this database.  In order to see if Trent has access to these through other databases, click the DOI (on campus only) or look for a Get It! Trent button (if available).

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ACM Digital Library uses a DOI for a permanent link.

See our tutorial for DOI.`