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Entrepreneurship: Databases for Ideas & Trends

This guide supports UCI’s innovation and entrepreneurship community by connecting users to relevant resources used to conduct research throughout the entrepreneurial process.
URL: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/entrepreneurship

Databases for Ideas and Trends

  • Learn this Search: Keyword Search Within Report
  • Use IBISWorld’s Industry Wizard tool to create custom lists of industries using specific criteria, or select from pre-made “Quick Lists” such as, “Fastest Growing Industries,” “Export Stars,” and “Hot Start-Up Industries.
  • Use the content type filter to view trend reports exploring observations in consumer behavior for the year ahead - browse by sector, demographic, theme, and region.
  • Focuses on high-tech industries and includes trend-driven “report types,” such as: Mega Trends, Growth Insights, TechVision Analysis, and Emerging Technologies Research.

Google Alerts & Trends

Entrepreneurs are often interested in emerging industries and markets that may not be covered in library databases.

  • Try using Google Alerts to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in emerging areas. With Google Alerts, you can receive email notifications when your topic is mentioned in blogs, news, or web sources.
     
  • Or, try using Google Trends to see a visual display of interest in a particular topic from global to city-level geography. Add additional topics to generate comparison data.

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