Career: Technology

Company Directories

Mass High Tech Industry Directories

Note: Search for New England technology companies by industry, location and sales. Pardee Library has a print copy in the Reference area Career Collection.

Company Dossier

Note: (through LexisNexis Academic) Click on “Create a Company List” tab, to create list of international or U.S. companies by industry, geographic area and revenue. Rank U.S. companies by sales.

ReferenceUSA (1999?]-)
Note: Use custom search to find U.S. companies by industry, geography, number of employees, and revenue.

Boston Business Journal

Note: View the “Boston Business Journal Book of Lists” for lists of top Boston firms and organizations in many categories.

*For more information on individual companies, see the Company Information Sources guide. See also, StartUps below.

StartUps

Money Tree Reports

Note: A possible way to find start-up companies. PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association maintain this database of venture capital activity by industry, region, and stage of development.

Boston TechScene

Note: An interactive Map that gives detailed information for many Tech companies in Boston, including start-ups.

*For more information on individual companies, see the Company Information Sources guide.

 

Industry Reports

MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor) Industry Profiles

Note: MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor) Industry Profiles provide profiles on industries worldwide and are available through the Business Source Complete database. Each industry profile includes a market overview, market share, market size, leading companies in the industry and market forecasts. To locate an industry survey, type the industry name in the search box, select title from the drop-down menu and click on the Search button.

Note: Detailed reports on technology related industries, including information & communication, transportation, health, industrial automation, materials, and energy.

Gartner Research

Note: Gartner, Inc. is a well known information technology research and advisory company. Reports contain research findings and advice on technology markets, topics, and industries.
Gartner Research is provided to the BU community through BU’s Information Services and Technology’s subscription.  Log in to the website using your BU login name and Kerberos password.

IBISWorld (1999)
Note: Covers over 700 industries organized by NAICS code, including some technology related industries.

Investment Surveys

Note: Investext Plus provides research reports written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokerage houses and consulting firms. Includes both current and historical reports.
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Note: Overview and trends of broad industry sectors. Includes discussion on how the industry operates and key competitors.

Bernstein Research

Investment reports can be found in Business Source Complete by searching “Bernstein Black Book” along with keyword (ie: renewable, biotech, telecom). Very detailed reports on assorted topics.

Trade Associations

Most Industries are represented by one or more Trade Associations which sometimes publish reports and statistics on their website. Many industry surveys will list relevant associations. You can also find such Associations on Google or the database below, Associations Unlimited.

Associations unlimited (Online)

Trade Journals and News

Most industries have one or more trade journals which publish news and trends about the Industry. The following databases include Trade Journals, magazines and newspapers, and can be searched by relevant keywords.

ABI/INFORM complete

Business Source Complete

Note: BUSINESS SOURCE COMPLETE contains indexes, abstracts and full text of business publications, scholarly publications and peer-reviewed journals.

Factiva

BU Search

The search box on all BU Library is a meta search for multiple academic journals including topics such as healthcare and science.