Here are some of the benefits you will gain as an active ACM member:
The Digital Library includes bibliographic data for all ACM journals and magazines from 1985 forward plus 400 volumes of conference proceedings from 1985 to 1997. When available, specific article abstracts and critical reviews from ACM Computing Reviews are also included. In all, more than 20,000 citations are now available online - open to the public at all times.
Magazines & Journals
The Digital Library includes full-text articles from 19 ACM publications - from 1991 to the most recent issues. To access articles you must subscribe to the entire Digital Library, or to specific online publications, or you may purchase individual articles. More than 30,000 pages of text are currently available, with more added daily:
1. Communications of the ACM*
2. Computing Reviews
3. Computing Surveys
4. interactions, (Human-Computer Interaction)
5. Journal of Experimental Algorithms
6. Journal of the ACM
7. netWorker, (Craft of Network Computing)
*as a new benefit of membership, all ACM members have free online access to Commmunications of the ACM.
plus The Transactions Series
ACM's world-reowned collection of research-oriented publications.
9. Computer-Human Interaction
10. Computer Systems
11. Database Systems
12. Design Automation of Electronic Systems
14. Information Systems
15. Mathematical Software
16. Modeling and Computer Simulation
18. Programming Languages and Systems
19. Software Programming and Methodology
Finally, ACM has included full-text conference proceedings from 1991 to 1997 - including proceedings from the most current SIGGRAPH and SIGCHI conferences. New proceedings will be added as they are made available.
Proceedings are organized by subject - from software engineering to computer-human interaction. More than 80,000 pages of text in all.
A powerful search engine
You can search the entire database by keyword, title, author, year, and subject - or you can browse the tables of contents of specific publications and proceedings.
All relevant articles will be listed - with bibliographic citations, intex of terms of using the ACM Computing Classification System, and - when available - an abstract and critical review from ACM Computing Reviews.
Most documents in the Digital Library are provided in PDF format for viewing in Adobe Acrobat Reader 3.0