Skip to Main Content
* UC Irvine access only

Business:  Home 

Your comprehensive station for UCI's business research content and beyond!


The Business Research Guide

How It Works

Business Research Guide Anteater MascotThe regular tabs links to resources, grouped by type.

  • Need an eBook?  Find one from the eBooks tab. 
  • Want to read the Wall Street Journal?  Use the News tab.

The dropdown tabs have a menu of guides to relevant resources, grouped by subject. 

  • Looking for analyst reports?  Try the COMPANY menu.
  • The SPECIAL BUSINESS TOPICS menu covers subjects, like Healthcare, IT, and Real Estate. 

Umm, what?  

Business research can be intimidating!  There's tons of resources and lots of jargon, so look for these helpful pointers on this guide:

  • Explainer tabs (like this one) explain the scary jargon and offer research advice.
  • Links that say 'Learn this search!' are like cheat-sheets, giving you screenshots that show you how to navigate in a database for specific info.  

Related Research Guides

Economics Entrepreneurship Career Research

Nifty News

The UCI Libraries now offer campus-wide access to CB Insights!

CB Insights logoCB Insights
Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Geography: US & Global

CB Insights provides global data and information about the financing activities of startup companies and investors, including venture capital firms, angel investors, as well as M&A and IPO activity. Specializing in emerging industries, the database also offers data-driven research reports, performance metrics related to company health, and data visualization and presentation tools. 

  • Users must create an account with your UCI email address. Download limits apply.

 Box title- Access Answers 

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;


How do I access? 
-  Students
-  Employees
-  Alumni
-  Visitors

New browser window icon.Am I on the UCI network?
Test my UCI connection.

New browser window icon.Am I responsibly using
what I access?

Typically acceptable vs. unacceptable use.



Annette Buckley's picture Sara Heimann's picture

Annette Buckley [she/her]
Business & Economics Librarian  (949) 824 - 0360

Due to question volume,
my response time may be about 48 business hours.

Sara Heimann
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Librarian  (949) 824 - 2205



After-hours questions? 
Use the Ask A Librarian service.


Return to the top of the page.