May 18, 2022

Gale Releases New Business Research Database, Will Replace Business and Company Resource Center

Say hello to Business Insights: Essentials.

From Today’s Announcement:

Business Insights: Essentials,[is]  a new resource for research on business, companies and industries built on the same intuitive platform as the recently-announced Business Insights: Global. Business Insights: Essentials will replace Gale’s long-standing Business and Company Resource Center database.

“Business and Company Resource Center has served our customers well for the last 12 years, but today’s researcher is very different from the users the product was originally designed for,” said David Forman, vice president and publisher, Gale. “The new platform and features included in Business Insights: Essentials make it easier for users to not only find information more quickly, but to make connections among disparate data. We are excited to bring this product into the next phase.”

Business Insights: Essentials contains all of the content and functionality found in Business and Company Resource Center, however the information is now organized on a more intuitive, user-friendly platform.


Some of the new tools and features that can be found in Business Insights: Essentials include a robust business glossary of thousands of business terms culled from Gale encyclopedias and Cengage Learning textbooks, Readspeaker (text-to-speech functionality), translation tools for the user interface and article-level translations, citation tools, and interactive charting with the ability to manipulate statistical data and customize charts.

Read the Complete Announcement

Learn More About the New Database

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.