Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Avoiding ACM Web Account to download papers

In case you are a researcher and you really want that paper but ACM web account is blocking you from seeing it, you might try the following:
  • Access the paper from your university - some universities have granted access because of their IP, which makes it very easy for researchers to download the papers
  • Get yourself an ACM Web Account
  • In case you are a researcher and you simply are not at the university when trying to see the paper, an useful workaround can be looking for the author's homepage or the congress that published the article
For instance, I was looking for the article "Early Experience with Scientific Programs on the Cray MTA-2" which leads me to this page, which doesn't allow me to get the file. Then, googling for the first author and a related word "Wendell Anderson cray mta 2" leads me to the Congress page, from where I can get it. It generally works :)
Besides that, ACM Web Account seems to be a great service. I would really recommend getting one account :)
Hope this post can help you!

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Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi, my name is Valencia. Thank you for your post. I just made ACM account but still I can't read the article. Can you show me how to read or download the article after making account? Thank you.

Please answer me to pearl_merlim@yahoo.com.