For the Wikipedia partnership with HighBeam, see WP:HighBeam
The company was established in August 2002 after Patrick Spain
, who had just sold Hoover's
, which he had co-founded, bought eLibrary
. The new company was called Alacritude, LLC (a combination of Alacrity and Attitude). ELibrary had a library of 1,200 newspaper, magazine and radio/TV transcript archives that were generally not freely available.
Original investors included Prism Opportunity Fund of Chicago and 1 to 1 Ventures of Stamford
Later in 2002, it bought Researchville.com. By 2003, it had increased its archive base to articles from 2,600 publishers. In 2004, it was renamed HighBeam Research. In 2005, it increased its publisher base to 3,500 publishers. In 2006, Oxford University Press
, Knight Ridder
and The Washington Post
archives were added. In 2008, it was purchased by Gale
, a subsidiary of Cengage
Highbeam featured many articles by the UK based Trinity Mirror
Until late 2018, Highbeam Research was a partner in the Womensforum
network and a major content provider for the WomensForum
women's issues research website.
Highbeam Research shut down in late 2018 after 16 years.
- ^ "Publications by category". HighBeam Research. Cengage Learning. Archived from the original on April 27, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
- ^ "Contact Us." HighBeam Research. Retrieved September 24, 2012. "HighBeam Research c/o Cengage Learning 1 North State Street Suite 900 Chicago, IL 60602 USA"
- ^ a b "About Questia". Questia Online Library. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
- ^ "About Us". HighBeam Research. Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
- ^ "Q&A: Patrick Spain, Founder HighBeam". InterNetNews. February 20, 2004. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
- ^ Gwen (December 16, 2008). "Gale Acquired HighBeam Research". Web search guide. Archived from the original on March 5, 2012. Retrieved December 4, 2016.
- ^ "Highbeam Research is a WomensForum Network Partner". WomensForum. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
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