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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

* replaces 0...n characters

 

? replaces any single character

 

Wildcards cannot be used at the start of a search term or when searching for phrases within quotes.

comput* retrieves computercompute

computing computation 

 

compute? retrieves computer            and computed

                   

doesn't retrieve computers

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

Boolean operators
AND, OR, AND NOT

 

 

No proximity operators

 

 

Tips The default operator between search terms is AND 



Export citations

Use Save to RefWorks tool or export full text or import references:

Select references to export.

>select Export citations and BibTex from the menu

> click Download citation icon from the right bottom corner

> save the reference

In RefWorks select the bibTex format (not ACM Digital Library) 

 

 

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