Fraunhofer Society Signs Multi-Year Contract With Thomson Scientific

    German Research Society Chooses ISI Web of Knowledge Platform

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Aug. 20 /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 the Fraunhofer Society has signed a three year contract for the ISI Web
of Knowledge platform. The society, made up of 56 institutions throughout
Germany, will have access to the Web of Science and Journal Citation report
    ISI Web of Knowledge is an integrated, Web-based platform that supports
all levels of scientific and scholarly research within academic, corporate,
government or not-for-profit environments.
    "After conducting a thorough comparison of research tools, the Fraunhofer
Society was impressed by not only the quality of the data, but also the
sophisticated functionality and analysis possible within the new ISI Web of
Knowledge interface," said Ms. Lillmanntoens, Headquarter of the Fraunhofer
Society, Information Management Department. "The purchase provides equality of
access to all Fraunhofer researchers to the most trusted research database
available. The additional value provided by ISI Web of Knowledge through such
tools as Journal Citation Reports will enable our researchers to improve their
research as well as improve publishing activities to secure future funding."
    ISI Web of Knowledge, an integrated, versatile research platform,
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.
    "Thomson Scientific is known throughout the world as the leader in
scientific and scholarly research and evaluation," said Amy Hueber, VP
Academic and Government Sales and Support. "Our products continue to evolve to
meet the demands of our customers."
    For more information, visit .
    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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