18,000 Book Summaries

getAbstract Offers Free Student Access

Aventura, FL (USA), February 2019 - getAbstract, one of the world's largest libraries of compressed knowledge, is now offering free access to its online collection to students over the age of sixteen. Students will have access to a growing database of 18,000 abstracts covering topics such as career planning, economics, business, management, science, technology, and politics. 

Students sixteen and older are now able to register on the getAbstract website and receive free access to approximately 18,000 summaries of business books, business articles, and TED talks. getAbstract is also available as a mobile app on the iOS and Android platforms.

getAbstract’s mission is to spark enthusiasm for knowledge at an early age and to actively promote the personal development of future decision makers. Millions of students across America will gain access to the getAbstract library. According to the U.S. Department of Education, the country has over 37,000 public and private secondary schools, with about 3.6 million students expected to graduate from high school in 2018-2019. Nearly 20 million students are projected to attend American colleges and universities in fall 2019.

"We want to provide access to knowledge that will help people grow personally and professionally. The internet makes it easy for people to express their opinion and make themselves heard. We have set ourselves to the task of selecting, evaluating, and summarizing fact-based and relevant content from which future generations can learn," says Thomas Bergen, co-founder and CEO of getAbstract.

With the new "channels" feature adapting the look and feel of social media, getAbstract can now be used as a social network for knowledge. Users can follow the channels they want and receive content that reflects their personal interests. In addition, users can share them with others.

"Time is precious, and we never seem to get enough of it," explains Patrick Brigger, co-founder and chairman of getAbstract. "Readers no longer have the patience to fact check content and go through a tedious knowledge acquisition process. Meanwhile, the amount of knowledge we need to advance in our career and personal life is ever increasing. getAbstract has found an efficient and simple solution to this common challenge."