Service Summary

Gartner is a leading information technology firm that provides research and analysis services to inform and support decision-making in higher education and other industry sectors.

Mason students, faculty, and staff have unmetered access to Gartner’s Higher Education Reference Library (Core Research).

Key Features

Core Research

Gartner Higher Education Reference (aka Core Research) provides unlimited access to a database of IT research and technology news, products, and trends used by many universities and Fortune 1000 and Global 500 companies. The applications of Gartner’s research reach far beyond the technology field to practical uses in education, business management, healthcare, government, and more.

Discover a wealth of applications, including:

  • Trusted Database: incorporate data into research papers, projects, and presentations
  • Product Training: learn how to use new tech gadgets and incorporate technology in the classroom
  • Proposal Support: analyze vendors and products to make strategic business decisions
  • Custom Library: track specific topics and save articles for later reference
  • Global Leader: access a recognized and respected global perspective on the IT industry

Note: Core Research does not include access to or participation in advisory discussions with the authoring analysts (Analyst Inquiries). It also does not have more actionable research content, such as Toolkits, IT Key Metrics Data, or IT Score Maturity Assessments. An individual Gartner license is required to access these materials and the Analyst Inquiries.

Getting This Service

To Log In

To access Gartner Core Research, visit the Mason Gartner portal, which uses Mason’s Single Sign-On (SSO). Log in with your NetID and Patriot Pass Password.

Note: ITS staff and others who have already been provisioned Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) access should log in at with their Direct Access credentials to access both GTP and Core Research resources.


This service is available 24/7, excluding planned outages, normal maintenance windows, and unavoidable events. Maintenance windows are on Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m. but may be extended to 2 p.m. if needed. If maintenance is required outside of these hours, it will be announced on the Alerts & Bulletins page.


All users of the George Mason University network must adhere to University Policy Number 1301: Responsible Use of Computing.