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ACM Digital Library Guide

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The ACM Digital Library includes "the complete text of articles published by ACM since its inception."

The ACM Guide includes citations for "books, journals, proceedings and theses." Search the Library Catalog to find out if the materials are available at Owens Library or must be borrowed from another library through the MOBIUS Catalog (for books) or Interlibrary Loan (for articles).
Include or Exclude Words or Phrases Print a Source

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Upper and Lower Case ACM Portal
» Enter all searches (except acronyms or proper nouns) in lower case visual basic
ACM
"Apple Computer"

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Word Variations ACM Portal
» Retrieves some word variations program retrieves program & programs, but does not necessarily retrieve programming--ACM sometimes (but not consistently) retrieves word variants
» Retrieve variant spellings col*r retrieves color or colour

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Phrases ACM Portal
» Enter phrases in quotation marks "carpal tunnel"

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Include or Exclude Words or Phrases ACM Portal
» To include a word or phrase, use a + sign before the word or phrase

+"carpal tunnel" "repetitive stress syndrome" will retrieve sources that include the phrase carpal tunnel and may include the phrase repetitive stress syndrome

+"carpal tunnel" +"repetitive stress syndrome" will only retrieve sources that include both the phrase carpal tunnel and the phrase repetitive syndrome

» To exclude a word or phrase, use
a - sign before the word or phrase
+Java +script -web will retrieve sources that include the words Java (capitalized) and the word script, but not the word web

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Find in Title ACM Portal
» To locate a word or phrase in a title, use the +title: command +title:"carpal tunnel" will retrieve sources with the phrase carpal tunnel in the title

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Sorting Results: ACM Portal
» When the results list appears, it will be sorted by a score (indicating relevance). Click links to order the display by Title, Publication, or Publication Date

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Print a Source: ACM Portal
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When the index links to a pdf file, print the file using the pdf print icon.

All quoted material is from the respective source.

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