Database of the Month: Gartner Group Resources

March 19, 2013 by Macee · Comments Off 
Filed Under: databases & e-resources

Gartner Group Resources provides proprietary expert analysis and opinion on IT-related topics at the intersection of business and technology. Gartner helps users to research, gartner1analyze and interpret the business of IT within the context of their individual roles in various markets and industries.

Reference librarians have recommended Gartner for researching such topics as:

  • IT outsourcing in particular countries
  • Reviews and comparisons of PCs, laptops and handheld devices
  • Forecasting, market trends, vendor strategies and product life cycles

Searching Gartner
There are several ways to find content in this database. Type keywords into the Search Research box in the upper right corner, and a list of results appears in a separate window. Filter your search by using the context-based tags provided on the left side of the page.

Or, click the Other Options link under the single search box to tailor your search. You may refine your search by date, topic, region, industry, content type, and more.

You may also use the Research Fast Finder to search by Markets, Topics and Industries. Topics gather Gartner research on a specific subject. If you are looking for the most recent research on a given topic, browse the content on these pages.

Topics

A sample of Gartner research topics.

In addition to PDF reports that you can download and print, Gartner offers blogs, podcasts and webinars, all accessible by dedicated sections on the home page as well as by using the search methods described above.

Search Alerts
With Gartner, you can track the latest research on topics of interest to you by creating search alerts. Specify keywords or topics of interest, and results will be delivered to your email.

Support and Assistance
To learn more about using Gartner, you can view the Online Training document and a Site Index, along with other support documents.

Connect to Gartner
To begin your research, visit Gartner Group Resources and enter your full Bentley email address and network password. You can also access the database from the Databases A-Z page, or the Databases by Subject page for IT & CIS.

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