Who says blogs don’t have a place at the information table? This month the MIT Libraries began a subscription to ACI Scholarly Blog Index, a new resource designed to help you discover and navigate scholarly blogs from a wide variety of disciplines. Begun in 2004 as Newstex, staff at Authoritative Content Index (ACI) are now led by CEO and MIT alumnus Steve Ellis. Their mission is to monitor and help readers discover reliable content from 10,000 news and commentary blogs: In their words, to enable you to do “research at the speed of now.”
Prominent on the site are links to several videos explaining how to find relevant blogs, tailor your searches, and store and share your results. Give ACI a try soon to find up-to-date social media conversations relevant to your work. There could be blogs you need to follow!