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Association for Computing Machinery
The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) contains magazine, journal and newsletter articles and conference proceedings. This database is great for both GIS and IT students.
- Mouseover the articles, books, & more tab at the top of the Twin Cities Library website, and select Databases. Choose Association for Computing Machinery from the list.
- Off-campus users: You will be prompted to enter your Saint Mary's University username and password after you select a database.
Searching in ACM
ACM also offers unique searching options, including the ability to search for/within:
- ISBNs, ISSNs, or DOI Numbers
- Computing Classification System
- ePub (an eBook format)
ACM Search Results
To search for ePub, Movies, or MP3s: Click on "Content Formats." This will give you a list of formats that includes Video and Audio. Click on "More" to find resources published in ePub.
To view the abstract, citation formats, and full text of the article click on the hyperlinked article title. On the resulting page, the right column of the page contains "Tools and Resources."
The third icon down—Export Formats—will be of particular interest: Click on "ACM Ref" and a page pops up with all the information you need to manually create an APA reference citation.
Saving, Printing and Emailing Your Article Results
After you open an article record by selecting its hyperlinked title, you can save or email the article(s) by using the links provided in the toolbar on the upper right-hand side of the page. To print the article, open it in Full Text. If it is a PDF, hover your mouse at the bottom of the screen and use the links that appear to print. If it is HTML, click on File > Print.
What if my article is not available in full text?
Articles will either be available in PDF Full Text or HTML Full Text. You can easily see which format is available by looking for the icons under each article. If article full text is not available, use Journals A-Z to locate the full text.