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What can I access? 

Access is generally available to all users. Registration or account creation might be required to access.

For commercial websites, the UCI Libraries do not offer premium memberships or subscriptions.


Access is available to all users ON the UCI campus and at GML.

OFF campus access requires Authorized Affiliates to log into the VPN with their active UCInetID and password. Authorized Affiliates are users with an active UCInetID and password, i.e. current UCI students, faculty, and staff.


Access requires an active UCInetID and password.

Authorized Affiliates are users with an active UCInetID and password, i.e. current UCI students, faculty, and staff.


These resources are not licensed by the UCI Libraries, but librarians occasionally promote them when they are relevant for certain types of research.

Access is available only for Authorized Affiliates, who are also affiliated with the Paul Merage School of Business.


The resources are limited to select UCI populations, based on the user’s status, e.g. current UCI Faculty or PhD students. Please refer to the UCI Libraries for access instructions.

Examples for why content may be limited include: a vendor set restrictions on who may access their information; alternatively, information may be sensitive, identifying, or embargoed;


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-  Students
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-  Alumni
-  Visitors

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Industry Trends


Business Source Complete
Access: UCI

Geography: Global

Covers virtually all business subjects.  Includes content from many business magazines and trade publications. 

  • Try adding the keyword trend* (with an asterisk) to a search, e.g. real estate AND trend*.  


Access: UCI

Geography: Global

Worldwide coverage of local and regional newspapers, trade publications, business newswires, press release wires, media transcripts, news photos, and business-rich websites. Text mining of this database is prohibited. 


Access: UCI

Geography: US

Comprehensive industry reports of 30-40 pages on over 700 well established U.S. industries and specialty sub-industries.  Trend content is scattered throughout reports, so do a keyword search within a report for trend.  


Plunkett Research Online
Access: UCI

Geography: US

Market research, major industry statistics, trends, and analyses of top companies. 

What's a trade publication?

Trade publications are generally written by people within an industry for people within an industry.  For example, JCK is for people working in the jewelry industry, and the Chronicle of Higher Education is for people working at colleges and universities.  Trade publications give great insight into the culture, vocabulary, trends, and inner workings of an industry. 

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