ACM Digital Library


From the vendor:

ACM Digital Library 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.

The ACM Digital Library includes reference linking though CrossRef, integration with the ACM Computing Reviews database, index terms using ACM's 2012 Computing Classification Scheme (CCS), alerting and TOC services, and all export formats including BibTex, Endnote, and ACM Ref, as well as OpenURL compliance, and COUNTER III and SUSHI Compliant usage statistics.


To be clear, books are not included in the ConCan deal but are available as a separate purchase.

Access Details: 
Unlimited Authorized Users, Unlimited Concurrent Access, IP Authentication, Remote Access
Content Types: 

Title Lists

Usage Stats


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Anomaly Reports

ACM automatically monitors each subscriber's usage and when that usage exceeds expected levels, an anomaly report is sent by email to the primary contact at the subscribing institution. Subscribers are advised to review these emails carefully, because they may indicate illegal usage (such as data mining or excessive downloading). This may also have an impact on an institution's tier placement and pricing.

From ConCan: "Please note that in any given year, less than 5 such anomalies are generally reported.  In 2015, almost 20 were reported in the period January-February and, in 2016, the same trend is underway with a fair number of anomalies being reported."