As the world’s only scholarly blog discovery service, the ACI Scholarly Blog Index was designed with your students and faculty in mind.
Undergraduate students, graduate researchers, faculty, and librarians across the world are using ACI’s robust search engine, metadata-enhanced index, and workflow tools to empower their scholarly blog research.
Discover authoritative scholarly blog content authored by experts and thought leaders in all academic disciplines.
Robust Search Engine
Search by keyword, exact phrase, author, date, institutional affiliation, Library of Congress classification, and more.
Save and organize selected posts using ACI’s enhanced productivity tools and features that support personalized resource curation.
Engage with the content, or with others, with sharing and collaboration tools, and citation and export options.
Custom Institutional Portal
Give your students and faculty a customized entry portal, complete with your institution’s logo, in-house list curation tools, a mobile app, and other options specific to your institution.
ACI’s powerful, metadata-enhanced index ensures efficient resource navigation with controlled vocabulary, linked data points, and reference-rot-proof permalinks.
Discovery Service Integration
ACI partners with premiere discovery services, including OCLC WorldCat, EBSCO Discovery Service, and ProQuest Summon, for seamless integration and comprehensive content discovery.
Metrics and Usage Statistics
Easily assess student, faculty, and staff utilization of ACI resources with custom institutional metrics & usage statistics to aid collection management and analysis activities.
Subscriptions are available from library consortia
ACI Scholarly Blog Index is available on a subscription basis directly from ACI Information Group or from one of our valued resellers. If your library is affiliated with LYRASIS, Mobius, NERL, SCELC, or WALDO please contact your representative for pricing and subscription terms.
Blog entries are available in popular discovery engines
ACI Scholarly Blog Index is included in these leading discovery engines. Librarians using OCLC WorldCat, ProQuest Summon, ExLibris Primo, or EBSCO with an active subscription for the ACI Scholarly Blog Index can easily locate our collection of blogs to include them in search results. Get instructions for your discovery engine
Does ACI have support materials to help users find relevant blogs and posts?
ACI provides several venues for user support. Our tutorial videos offer guidance on a variety of topics, with both overview and in-depth videos on a range of tips, tools, and ACI features. Our extensive FAQ library provides handy access to common questions, and recorded webinars demonstrate how to find relevant content and incorporate ACI’s workflow tools into students’ research.
In addition, students (and faculty) can ask a question to ACI staff from any page in ACI through our in-page help feature for personalized research assistance, help with using ACI tools and features, or for other assistance.
How would our faculty or staff benefit from ACI?
Faculty and staff can use ACI’s robust search engine, citation and sharing options, handouts, course packs, and other workflow tools to develop course projects and curriculums and to guide students to primary source content authored by scholars. In addition, they can use ACI for their own professional development and continuing education purposes.
For example, they can search or browse content in their fields in order keep up with thought leaders and current events, subscribe to topical ACI lists for occasional emails relevant to their subjects, and much more.
Can our institutional users access ACI from an off-campus location?
Distance learners, and students and faculty accessing library resources from off-campus, can easily access your university’s ACI Scholarly Blog Index portal and fully enjoy the premium features that your ACI subscription offers them.
Users can visit your institution’s custom ACI portal (for example, university.aci.info) and register with a university-supported email address in order to access ACI from an off-campus location. In addition, ACI is fully compatible with the EZProxy service, and may be compatible with other proxy services as well. Learn more.
Is ACI compatible with our library's discovery service?
ACI is fully compatible with several discovery services commonly used by libraries, including EBSCO Discovery Service, ProQuest Summon, and OCLC WorldCat. Both content and metadata integrates seamlessly, allowing your users extended access to ACI’s authoritative blog content and premium tools and features through your library’s resource discovery portal. Learn more.
The ACI support portal offers advice for getting the most out of the features provided by the ACI Scholarly Blog Index.
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We really liked the Scholarly Blog Index. The concept itself is a good one—curating and filtering the most credible blogs and online news sites. The product itself is intuitive, clear, has a very appealing interface, and offers a very useful — and innovative — set of search filters for narrowing down broad searches.
The Scholarly Blog Index is a solid product for researchers…
The Index is very user friendly, with a clean, uncluttered design… Enhancements such as Bookmarks, Lists, and ACI Stream allow users to save and access relevant materials every time they log in. Searches yield fruitful results, benefiting authors and readers symbiotically. The layout of the search results encourages users to turn a query into a fulfilling pilgrimage for more resources.Lora Farrell
We are excited about partnering with ACI Information Group to introduce Choice tablet app readers to their content, and we’re off to a great start. Choice is committed to bringing a variety of content, tools, and perspectives to the academic library community, and this is just one of the new ways in which we are meeting that commitment.Mark Cummings