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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.

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IT and Technology

IT and Technology:  Industry and Market Research Databases


Forrester Research
Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates 

Geography: Global (limited)

Analysis and insights across a broad range of IT areas.  Content covers how IT affects and grows a business, and how IT impacts customer experiences. Research Reports include industry news, statistics, and forecasts.

  • Use the "Only my access" button in the search results filter to see available content.
  • Playbooks provide guidance for business initiatives. Home > [top menu bar] > Insights > Playbooks.
  • Waves offer a detailed, comparative analysis of products and services. Keyword search "The Forrester Wave" and limit results by adding more keywords, e.g. marketing.  


Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Geography: Global (limited)

An IT consulting firm that produces research articles and reports applicable to all facets of technology and business organization.  Featured content includes:  

  • Magic Quadrants- represent competitive positioning of four types of technology providers.
  • Hype Cycles- represent the maturity and adoption of technologies and applications.


Insider Intelligence (formerly eMarketer)
Access: UCI

Geography: Global

Market research reports, industry data, and charts for everything digital, including: Ecommerce, Financial Services, Digital Health, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, Internet of Things (IoT), Gaming and Esports.  


Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates

Geography: US

Market research reports on the behaviors, lifestyles, and product/brand preferences of major consumer groups.  In addition to having the standard the Technology & Media section, the UCI Libraries subscribe to a premium module of reports covering Gaming and eSports.

  • Homepage > Filter by: Category > Technology & Media
  • Homepage > Filter by: Category > Travel, Leisure & Entertainment > Gaming


BCC Research
Access: UCI
Geography: US & Global

Comprehensive reports addressing very specific technological niches across most high-tech industry sectors.  Reports in the Information Technology category include: Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Gaming, Metaverse, and Payments.  


Frost & Sullivan
Access: UCI

Geography: Global (limited)

Industry research reports that integrate seven perspectives (competitive intensity, customer dynamics, industry convergence, disruptive technologies, global mega trends, new business models, and emerging markets) into a complete, overall view of the factors that impact covered industries.


Plunkett Research Online
Access: UCI

Geography: US

Market research, industry statistics, trends, and in-depth analysis of top companies.  The Industry Research Centers include: 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cybersecurity, Digital ID & Online Fraud
  • E-Commerce & Internet
  • Fintech, Cryptocurrency & Electronic Payments
  • Games, Apps & Social Media
  • Internet of Things (IoT) & Data Analytics


MarketLine Advantage
Access: UCI

Geography: Global

Industry profiles and company profiles throughout many fields involving IT.  Topics include: Mobile Apps, Online Gambling, AI, VR, Games Software, and FinTech.


Access: UCI

Geography: US

Research reports of 30-40 pages on over 700 U.S. industries, both well-established and niche.  Relevant report categories include:  Technology; Advisory and Financial Services; Online Retail; and Information.


IT and Technology:  Academic and Trade Articles


Business Source Complete
Access: UCI

Geography: Global

Covers virtually all business subjects.  Includes scholarly articles, industry reports, news, and trade publications like Computerworld and CIO Magazine, and Gaming World News.  


Pew Internet & American Life Project
Access: Public

Geography: US

Reports exploring the impact of the internet on families, communities, work and home, daily life, education, health care, and civic and political life.


Games and Culture
Access: UCI
Geography: Global

Peer reviewed journal about games and culture within interactive media.  Its scope includes the socio-cultural, political, and economic dimensions of gaming from a wide variety of perspectives.


Entertainment Computing
Access: UCI
Geography: Global

Peer reviewed journal covering all aspects of digital entertainment, new media, entertainment computing, gaming, robotics, toys and applications among researchers, engineers, social scientists, artists and practitioners.


International Journal of Esports
Access: Public
Geography: Global

An open access peer reviewed journal publishing research in Esports.  


IT and Technology: Ebooks


Access: UCI
Features all O'Reilly publications and thousands of  technical eBooks from 200+ global publishers.  It also offers videos, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, etc.  Subjects include: Business, Desktop & Web Applications, Data Science & Management, Digital Media, Engineering, IT & Software, Development & Architecture, Math & Science, and Personal & Professional Development.

  • The O'Reilly app for Android and IOS lets UCI Authorized Affiliates download content for offline viewing.


UC Library Search
These custom links search our library catalog for books— most of them are Ebooks— on on these subjects:

AR and VR: Select Ebooks






  • Data Driven: Truckers, Technology, and the New Workplace Surveillance (2022)
    Access: UCI
    A behind-the-scenes look at how digital surveillance is affecting the trucking way of life. Data Driven contributes to an emerging conversation about how technology affects our work, institutions, and personal lives, and helps to guide our thinking about how to protect public interests and safeguard human dignity in the digital age.


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