Gale Acquires HighBeam For Online Research

Educational publisher Gale has bought HighBeam Research to further its development in user experience. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. HighBeam has long been a content provider for the Cengage Learning subsidiary, so Gale calls the acquisition a “natural extension of [its] user-focused strategy.” HighBeam, which is best known for its Research Library and online reference site Encycopledia.com, will remain based in Chicago. Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Gale also has UK and Malaysian offices, and its major brands include article database InfoTrac and e-book platform Gale Virtual Reference Library. Release.

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