Career: Information Technology

This guide includes books, journals, databases, and websites which can help a career search in IT and computer related fields.


Association of Information Technology Professionals
The Association for Information Systems
The Information Resource Management Association
The Software & Information Industry Association



BU Library Catalog

Word Search – To find books in Pardee Library, type relevant word(s) and use “Location” drop down menu. Books may be sorted by date, using “Search and Sort” menu.

Subject Search – The catalog can be searched using the following subject headings:

Electronic Commerce
Electronic Data Processing
Information Resources Management
Information Technology
Management Information Systems
Mobile communication systems
Wireless communication systems

Company Directories

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

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.

New England Directory of Technology Companies

Pardee Reference X HD9696 .A3 V5693
Also available on the web:

*  For additional company lists, see  Company Directories & Rankings.


Industry Overviews

Vault Online Career Library

Available to SMG majors, minors and alums only.   See ‘Industries & Professions’ tab for information on a broad range of industries. See ‘Guides’ tab for premium Industry & Company Guides.

Gartner Research

Research on various aspects of the Information Technology Industry.

Note: Industry Surveys include current environment, industry trends, how the industry operates, and links to industry references, including online periodicals and trade associations. Click on ‘Industries’ tab, and select Industry Survey. IT related surveys include: Computers: Commercial Services, Computers: Hardware, Computers: Networking, Computers: Software, Computers: Storage & Peripherals

Frost & Sullivan

Industry Reports include overviews on Information Technologies & Communications, IT & High Technology, and Telecommunications, for North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe.


The following databases index business related journals and magazines


Note: ABI/INFORM GLOBAL indexes, abstracts, and provides full text of articles in business magazines, journals, and the Wall Street Journal. ABI/Inform covers more than 1,600 leading business and management publications and scholarly journals with full text for 700 of these titles. ABI/Inform Global also includes ABI/Inform Trade and Industry which covers more than 750 trade publications and ABI/Inform Dateline which provides coverage of more than 140 local, city, state, and regional business publications as well as business-oriented newswire services from the U.S. and Canada.

Factiva (2001)
Note: Provides articles from vast numbers of business and trade publications.

The list below includes IT related journals & magazines:
CIO – CIO is an online magazine for the IT professional.

Computerworld – Computerworld is the “voice of IT management.”

InformationWeek – Informationweek “delivers breaking news, a comprehensive array of proprietary InformationWeek research, as well as analysis on IT trends, a whitepaper library, and original editorial content.”

Mass High Tech – The Mass High Tech is a journal regarding the tech industry in New England. Print version available in current periodicals at Pardee Library.

MIS Quarterly – This site contains research regarding the management of technology.

Red Herring – A great resource for research on technology issues.


Enterprise Networking Planet – This site contains IT relevant news.

TechWeb – This site has IT business news as well as issues related to the field.

CNET – Not only is this a great site for product comparisons, it also is great for tech-specific news.

Computer Science Online – Includes information on computer science related careers and salaries.

The Sporn Group – This site focuses on placing IT professionals interested in permanent and contract work in the areas of “finance and corporate communities.”

Dice – Dice is an online recruiter for technology focused individuals.

Web Developers Virtual Library – The site provides up to date industry information, web development tools and articles and is also a job site.