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Database quick guides: ACM Digital Library

ACM Digital Library

 

ACM DESCRIPTION EXAMPLES


Finding variations of a word

Stemming,plurals 

 

Wildcard characters
No wildcards


 
The singular form of a word finds various forms steel retrieves steel, steels
chat retrieves chat, chatting
Phrases phrase in quotation marks
The singular form of a word finds various forms
"information system" retrieves "information systems"
Operators

Boolean operators
AND, OR, AND NOT

Boolean operators can be used in the basic search in the front page.

 

No proximity operators

 

 

Tips

In the basic search, the search focuses on all search fields except for the full text as a default option. Additionally, you can use field codes to focus the search terms, for example, on the full text or the title of the publications.

 
The relevance sorting of the results works in basic search but not in advanced search.

content.ftsec:("online chat" OR "chat service" OR "web-based support service" OR "support chat") = full text search

recordAbstract:((chat OR "support service") AND (Customer OR client)) = abstracts search

acmdlTitle:((chat OR "support service") AND (Customer OR client)) = title search

 

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