Bose Institute is First in India to Choose Thomson Scientific's Century of Science



    
    Leading Research Institute Purchases 100 Years of Web of Science
    Comprehensive Backfile and Cited Reference Data
    

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, March 19 /CNW/ -- 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 Century of Science(TM) has been purchased by Bose
Institute. Century of Science expands Web of Science with the most important
scientific bibliographic and cited reference data covering the period from
1900 to 1944.
    Web of Science is a carefully selected and maintained collection of the
world's most influential journals across all disciplines.  Coverage is truly
multidisciplinary with emphasis on quality and superior collection development
and can be accessed via ISI Web of Knowledge, a premier research platform that
offers an extensive collection of backfiles to 1945. Launched in January 2005,
the Century of Science initiative made available approximately 850,000
articles from more than 200 journals carefully selected from the published
research in the first half of the 20th century.
    "The Bose Institute has served its nation for the past 90 years through
its pursuit of the advancement of knowledge in science and technology," said
Mark Garlinghouse, Thomson Scientific's VP and Managing Director, Asia
Pacific. "Its selection of Century of Science will certainly help to drive
that pursuit and is a testament to The Institute's dedication and commitment
to India's R&D growth endeavors."
    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.
    "We selected Thomson Scientific because of its reputation as the premier
provider of must-have information," said Professor Sampa Das, Chairperson,
Library Committee, Bose Institute. "We chose Century of Science because it
delivers access to backfiles of groundbreaking historical research that we
need to drive innovation."
    "The wealth of historical research data now available online via Century
of Science is incredibly valuable to the research librarian," said Dr. Arun
Kumar Chakraborty, Librarian, Bose Institute. "Web of Science cited reference
searching can put that data into context, making it an invaluable tool not
only for the researcher, but also for the information provider trying to
compile decades of significant research."
    For more information on Century of Science, visit
http://www.isiwebofknowledge.com.
    
    About Bose Institute
    
    The Bose Institute oldest full-time research institute in India, has
evolved over the years into a multi-disciplinary research organization with
stress on fundamental research in its pursuit of advancement of knowledge in
Science and technology and at the same time developing highly competent and
able scientific manpower for the country. The institute has on its staff
highly qualified and experienced scientists working in the field of
Biological, Biochemical, Chemical and Physical sciences both basic and applied
aspects.
    Bose Institute is one of the few multi-disciplinary institutions in the
country that has succeeded in developing a vast intellectual resource in areas
ranging from astrophysics, radiation physics, quantum mechanics to the
frontline areas of contemporary biology such as bioinformatics & computational
biology, structure and functional dynamics of biomolecules, drug modeling,
molecular genetics of microbes, and development of transgenic plants. In
addition to the research and development the institute has recently introduced
one Integrated M.Sc.- Ph.D. programme in Plant Molecular Biology and
Biotechnology in collaboration with University of Calcutta and M.Sc. programme
in Astrophysics in collaboration with Astroparticle Physics St. Xavier's
College, Kolkata. The Bose Institute has served the nation for the past 90
years through its pursuit of advancement of knowledge in science and
technology and by developing highly competent and able scientific manpower for
the country.
    
    About The Thomson Corporation
    
    The Thomson Corporation (http://www.thomson.com) 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
http://scientific.thomson.com.




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