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ITEC 200: The Edge of Information Technology

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Welcome to the ITEC 200 Resource Guide!

This guide covers research resources that will help you with your Emerging Technologies assignment. 

The resources listed on this page will help you brainstorm ideas for a technology and then guide you toward identifying a specific, targeted technology to pitch to your client. 

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Resources for Finding a Technology

You can find an idea for a technology anywhere: TikTok, YouTube, your favorite show, your friend, your cat BUT if you're having trouble coming up with something, these resources may help you think of a broad technology that sounds interesting to you. You can also use these resources to make your topic more narrow and specific, or use one of the resources listed in the box below. 

These are newspapers to which we have full web access. 

These are popular sources to which the library subscribes or websites that are free to access without a subscription. 

Resources to Help Make Technology Idea More Specific

ABI/Inform and Business Source Premier are excellent databases for searching through scholarly business journals and trade publications, in addition to newspapers. In these databases, you can search for a technology, a company, an industry, a marketing research or business concept (e.g., marketing 2.0 or supply chain management). You'll often find scholarship on your topic, which is generally fairly specific. The Wall Street Transcript (TWST) provides searchable interview transcripts of CEOs, industry analysts and other executives by company, sector and free text. Using TWST, you can find out what the CEO of a proxy client thinks about your technology. 

Information Systems Management and MIS Quarterly are scholarly IT journals. 

These are IT-focused databases.