ACM Digital Library has two main search options, the default search box on the home page and an advanced search.
Default home page search
This search box also appears on every page of the ACM Digital Library website. You can use Boolean AND and OR and parentheses to search (see Compiling a search string in our searching guide). It searches all fields in the database record and the full text if available for your terms.
You can access the advanced search by clicking on the Advanced Search link below the search box on the home page.
AND retrieves articles which contain all of your concepts. For example, if you are interested in the use of cognitive behaviour therapy for gambling disorders, you would search for cognitive behaviour therapy AND gambling.
OR retrieves records which contain any of your concepts. For example, you might search for cognitive behaviour therapy OR CBT to retrieve all articles on the topic.