ACI Scholarly Blog Index Added to ProQuest’s Summon® Discovery Service

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ACI Scholarly Blog Index: A Tool for ‘Serious Researchers'

ACI: Research Revolutionized

“ProQuest Summon is the first major discovery service to integrate ACI Scholarly Blog Index records into their service.

ACI Information Group’s research database, the ACI Scholarly Blog Index, has been added to ProQuest’s Summon discovery service. Subscribers to ProQuest’s Summon can now access scholarly blog content by adding the ACI Scholarly Blog Index to their current accounts. With the integration, researchers can quickly access the most up-to-date insights from the Index published by 10,000 of the best scholarly bloggers in over one million blog posts.

“ProQuest Summon is the first major discovery service to integrate ACI Scholarly Blog Index records into their service,” explains ACI Information Group President Larry Schwartz. “Summon has the largest unified index in the industry, and with the ACI integration, the service now includes real-time authoritative scholarly blog content in every academic discipline. This is the content that researchers can’t find themselves because the internet is so cluttered, but it’s critical to their research.”

ProQuest Summon provides content from print and electronic journals, newspapers, multimedia, and with the addition of the ACI Scholarly Blog Index, editorially-selected blogs written by professors, researchers, and industry experts. Researchers access content represented in the index, which now totals over 2.5 billion items, through an easy-to-use search interface which features superior relevancy ranked results.

All ACI Scholarly Blog Index entries include author credentials related to the specific topics they write about and a list of their social media connections, which makes it easy for researchers to evaluate content, attribute sources, and dig deeper into both the research topic and each scholarly blogger’s insights.

“The ACI Scholarly Blog Index has been called a tool for ‘serious researchers’ by Information Advisor’s Guide to Internet Research and is already used by faculty, librarians, and students in academic libraries and research institutions around the world,” says Schwartz. “Integrating the Index content into Summon is a natural fit. ACI has a long history with ProQuest and this new integration will extend that partnership for many years to come.”

About ACI Information Group
ACI Information Group ( is the world’s leading aggregator of editorially selected and curated social media and blog publications. With over 10,000 news and commentary blogs and more than one million scholarly blog posts in its Indices, ACI is revolutionizing the way people conduct research by enabling them to find the content they’ve been missing. Professionals, researchers, scholars, and students use the highly authoritative insights and analysis provided through ACI’s editorially selected collection of social media publications to find information that is unavailable in traditional media and journals. Publishers choose to include their content in the ACI Index to reach new audiences and bolster real-time scholarly communications and post-publication discourse.

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