HighBeam Research, Inc. has announced a series of upgrades to its collection of content on the HighBeam Research Engine, offering more than 1.5 million full-text articles to individual researchers for free and adding reference and news articles from Knight Ridder, Oxford University Press, and The Washington Post.
Full-text articles from more than 200 sources are now offered for free, permanently, to all HighBeam users, even those who are not registered. For the free offering, HighBeam selected BusinessWire, Financial Management, Science News, USA Today magazine and other sources from its HighBeam Library--a collection of articles from more than 3,000 business, trade, academic, special interest, and general interest publications.
As part of HighBeam's slate of research services, free access to The Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English and The Oxford Pocket Thesaurus of Current English will be available through the HighBeam Reference area of the research engine. Additionally, HighBeam has begun spidering and linking to free publications on the open Web, covering areas in which its users have indicated an interest. Among the publications and articles indexed by the HighBeam Library database are American History, CIO, Financial Advisor, Inc., and Wine Enthusiast.
HighBeam Research is also adding additional sources to its collection of content available to paying subscribers. With more than 100 Oxford University Press titles, spanning subjects from A Dictionary of Finance and Banking, An A-Z of Food and Drink, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists, HighBeam will soon provide access to Oxford's body of knowledge. HighBeam also has begun adding to its Library articles from The Washington Post, which will eventually go back to 1987. Soon, an archive of full-text news articles from Knight Ridder's 30 newspapers--including The Kansas City Star, The Miami Herald, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the San Jose Mercury News--will also be available to subscribers. (www.highbeam.com