Business Insights: Essential

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We've transformed Business & Company Resource Center into this new, user-friendly resource, combining authoritative information and statistical data with analytical tools to explore real world application. Much more than merely an aggregation of full-text articles, Gale Business Insights: Essentials is easy for students, researchers and professionals to use in-depth information on U.S. and international businesses, industries and products.

Features and Benefits

  • Ability to search across multiple data types from a single search box with targeted search options by category: company, article, industry, and keyword.
  • Histories, SWOT Reports, Thomson Reuters Company Financials and Investment Reports, Market Share Reports, and Industry Essays.
  • All articles include PDF and HTML download options.
  • Interactive charting: Manipulate statistical data and customize your own charts.
  • Deep links within search results that get users to the most relevant content in fewer clicks.
  • Text-to-speech capabilities.
  • Translation tools: Translate the user interface and/or article-level translations.
  • Robust glossary with thousands of business terms.
  • Search results can limited by Full Text Only, Peer Reviewed Only, Periodicals Only, and Publication dates and titles.


"Gale has expanded and deepened the scope of Business & Company Resource Center considerably with this new release. It is loaded with options for finding business information and is highly recommended for public, academic, and special libraries." -- Library Journal (April 2003)

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"Though BI:E is not as comprehensive as some more traditional business databases, the accessible user interface and the inclusion of so many different source types make it an excellent starting point for any business research project. Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty." -CHOICE, January 2013