HighBeam Research Holds Virtual Open House: Offers Free Research Articles Online to Celebrate Redesigned Website

Streamlined, Customized Searching and Easier Access to Research About Historical Figures, Issues and Events, Politicians and Governmental Figures, and More

Chicago, IL, Dec. 5, 2011–HighBeam Research, an innovative, online research tool, announced today that they have unveiled a new and improved website design which makes finding the research articles you are looking for easier. To celebrate its launch, HighBeam Research is giving free access to full-length research articles online—all easily accessible from the homepage!

“We did quite a bit of testing throughout this redesign. We want to make sure our members find exactly what they’re looking for in the least amount of time,” says Heather Adair, Product Manager of HighBeam Research. “That’s why we created topics, where our best research on important people, places, and events is displayed for quick discovery. We also redesigned our homepage by adding links to featured topics and popular publications, as well as a search box that allows you to get a jump start on advanced search by filtering your keyword by date.”

Adair continues, “We want to celebrate these improvements with both our members and visitors, so we decided to open up some of our 80 million articles to non-members. It’s like an Open House where readers can take a deep look at the information we provide.”

Gathering articles on a topic of interest is much easier with the new design. For example, if you want all the top research articles on historical figures, issues and events, politicians and governmental figures, or other topics, you can find them quickly from the homepage or through the main navigation bar. HighBeam Research topics provide immediate access to the wealth of credible, published information sources in the HighBeam Research database, which is comprised of more than 6,500 publications including journals, magazines, newspapers and transcripts.

“With all the exciting changes we’ve made,” says Adair, “we encourage everybody to visit our Open House and take a look at the breadth of quality content we have to offer!”

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, part of Cengage Learning, serves researchers, individuals, students, academics and business professionals with immediate access to credible, published information sources. With more than 6,500 publications including newspapers, journals, magazines, transcripts and wide-ranging reference titles, HighBeam Research offers more than 80 million credible documents and articles dating back over 25 years, which continues to grow with daily updates. For more information, visit www.cengage.com or www.highbeam.com.