HighBeam Research Launches Backstories, a Resource Blog for Writers, Teachers, Students and Professionals

Backstories Provides Background on Current Affairs, Breaking News and Topics Covered in Journals, Newspapers and Magazines

Chicago, IL, August 11, 2011 – HighBeam Research, part of Cengage Learning, today announced the launch of its new research blog, Backstories, which features in-depth information on current affairs and breaking news. For writers, academics and anyone else looking for the back story on articles from journals, newspapers, magazines, and other publications, Backstories is a go-to resource guide.

“Our periodical archive and research tool, HighBeam Research, has more than 80 million articles from over 6,500 credible publications,” says Matt McCloskey, Marketing Director of HighBeam Research.  “With the launch of Backstories, we have an outlet for exhibiting analyses for some of the more time-sensitive and compelling topics in the news.  We’re committed to updating our blog frequently throughout the week, providing the back story on timely articles and using information from thousands of online and print publication sources.”

From the current 106 online psychology journals available at HighBeam Research, Backstories brings insight and analysis from scholarly and peer-reviewed articles from U.S.-based and international journals. Blog posts cover such topics as counseling, therapy and treatment, autism, social psychology, occupational and organization psychology and other topics.

With access to articles from 87 international nursing journals, Backstories covers a variety of nursing-related topics for the benefit of anyone in the nursing profession or concerned about medical and patient care related issues. Topics include critical-care nursing, long-term care, nursing education, nursing homes and others.

Spanning such coverage as criminal law, business law, international law, public policy, tax law and ethics, analysis of the newest articles in the 138 law journals online gives readers of Backstories up-to-date inside information on all facets of the law.

HighBeam Research archives 169 international education journals. Backstories blog writers peruse the latest articles on childhood and primary education, curriculum, special education, science education, school administration and other educational topics to offer blog readers fact-based guidance, as well as both sides of the story on provocative topics.

The newest articles from over 150 social science journals archived by HighBeam Research are sourced in Backstories, providing readers with information on studies and analysis on social work, demography, gender studies, population studies, cultural studies and other social science related topics.

The Backstories writing staff vets thousands of articles that come in to HighBeam Research, and highlights only the most important news bytes, building one comprehensive picture.  Backstories finds the connections, trends and patterns from current events to related stories from the past, making it easy for researchers to quickly access the full story.

About Cengage Learning and HighBeam Research

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide.  HighBeam Research is an online research tool built for researchers, individuals, students, academics, and small business professionals that provides immediate access to credible, published information sources. With more than 6,500 publications including newspapers, journals, magazines, transcripts, and wide-ranging reference titles, the High Beam Research archives contain more than 80 million credible documents and articles dating back over 25 years and are updated daily. For more information, visit http://www.cengage.com, http://www.highbeam.com or http://blog.highbeam.com.