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Data sources and tools for researching technological change.


This guide suggests published resources for researching technologies.

Resources are organized by topic area:

Tracking companies

Understanding industries

Quantifying scientific papers & patents

Analyzing technologies

Getting started

Depending on how new your technology is, published sources will vary in the amount of data they offer.

It is also possible that someone has already done research on your technology.

  • To look for books and theses, search Barton, the library catalog

Trade associations in your field may also be good sources of information. 

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