Can I get analyst reports for free?

Yes! The MIT Libraries has subscriptions with several major analysts covering a broad range of industries, including Gartner, IDC, IBISWorld and more. These are highly respected, highly citable reports that people in the industry pay thousands of dollars a pop for.  If you are an enrolled student and need to do market sizing, you should definitely leverage this amazing resource while you can - your access will end when you graduate.

How do you use this wonderful resource?

  • Visit http:libraries.mit.edu
  • In the search filter dropdown to the left hand side, choose "E-journals or databases (Vera)"
  • Enter analyst company name, for example "Gartner", "IDC", "IBISWorld", "Marketline", or some such
  • Click Search. Scroll down in the results to find something that looks like this: http://libraries.mit.edu/get/<ANALYST COMPANY NAME>.  This is the portal for MIT affiliates with the right permissions to access available content covered under the agreement that MIT has entered into with that analyst company.
  • Click this link.  You will be prompted to log in via a variety of methods. If you are a student you should be able to log in and land at the portal of your chosen analyst's site.  Search at will.

Happy researching!

 

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