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Thomson Scientific Signs Multi-Year Agreement with The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

10,000 Scientists Across India Gain Access To Premier Research Platform

Customizable To Each User's Research Information Needs

CHENNAI, India, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thomson Scientific, part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and leading provider of information solutions to the worldwide research and business communities, today announced that The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has purchased Thomson Scientific's ISIWeb of Knowledge platform to substantiate their research excellence & knowledge domain.

ISI Web of Knowledge (WoK) is an integrated, versatile research platform that delivers easy access to high quality, diversified scholarly information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities, as well as search and analysis tools that enhance this content. The platform provides users the ability to search the right content and find relevant information -- whether that information is found in international journals, open access resources, books, patents, proceedings or Web sites.

CSIR and its 10,000 scientists across 45 labs in India will now have easy access to Thomson's Scientific's ISI Web of Knowledge, allowing all users to cross-search complementary resources, enhancing CSIR drive for more precise and meaningful research that will further the overall development of science and technology in the country.

Speaking on the occasion, Vin Caraher, president & CEO of Thomson Scientific said, "We have worked very hard to establish our strong reputation in India for delivering high-quality solutions, and we will continue to do so. Today's announcement reiterates Thomson Scientific's dedication and underscores our commitment to India to support its R&D growth endeavors."

CSIR is recognized as one of the world's largest publicly-funded R&D organizations having linkages to both academia and R&D organizations. This partnership with Thomson Scientific strongly establishes Thomson's credentials of high-end superior products and commitment to deliver exceptional value and innovation to customers.

To help promote the awareness of its ISI Web of Knowledge platform, Thomson Scientific has organized and sponsored the Best Discovery Event which was held on 10 Sep 2007 in New Delhi where researchers from the 45 CSIR labs were invited.

India has emerged as the fastest growing market for Thomson Scientific in the Asia Pacific region; the group has operations in both Chennai and Hyderabad. The Chennai centre combines authoritative information with innovative technologies to enhance customers' ability for better results. Thomson Scientific already has more than 500 employees in its Chennai operation which commenced in May 2007 and plans to make further investments in people, training and facilities. Since its establishment, the centre has enabled the research and business communities by providing cutting-edge life sciences information from patents, scientific journals and conferences.

About CSIR

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is the most important research arm in India and amongst the largest R&D organisations in the world for scientific and industrial research. It is headed by none other but the Prime Minister of India, Dr Manmohan Singh. More on CSIR --

About The Thomson Corporation

The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in providing essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional customers. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research and healthcare. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

Thomson Scientific is a business of The Thomson Corporation. Its information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development-from discovery to analysis to product development and distribution. Thomson Scientific information solutions can be found at

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