Meiji University Chooses Thomson Scientific's Century of Science

    Meiji is the First Private University in Japan to Have Full Access to Web
    of Science

    PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, March 3 /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 Meiji University in Japan,
expanding its subscription to Web of Science earlier this year. The
University's added investment in Century of Science gives students full access
to the most important scientific bibliographic and cited reference data
covering the period from 1900 to 1944.
    "The purchase of Century of Science is right in line with Meiji
University's goals to provide access to unsurpassed scientific research
information. Backfiles are crucial to research in tracking past developments,
pinpointing key turning points and determining the future direction of
research," said Mark Garlinghouse, Thomson Scientific's VP and Managing
Director, Asia Pacific. "With access to this unparalleled historical research,
Meiji University will make great strides toward groundbreaking discoveries."
    In January 2008, Meiji University purchased access to Web of Science, 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 the 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.
    While more than 200 universities throughout the world have Century of
Science, Meiji University is the first private university, and the fourth
academic institution in Japan to acquire it. Access to this knowledge platform
sets the university apart from other mid-sized private institutions and
increases the research competitiveness of the students and faculty.
    "ISI Web of Science is a very important and useful research tool and it
is frequently reputed among researchers. As the first private university in
Japan to offer Century of Science, we expect this will have a very large
impact on improving our level of research output," said Koki Matsuse,
Executive Trustee, Professor of School of Science and Technology, Meiji
    Meiji University was founded by three young legal professionals to
acknowledge, respect and strengthen the individual, and aims to make dramatic
advances into the world as the top 21st-century urban university in Japan.
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    About Meiji University
    Meiji University solidly ranks among the best universities in Japan,
currently consisting of eight schools; the Graduate School, made up of 7
departments; independent schools in various disciplines; and the Meiji
University Junior High School and Meiji University High School. Meiji
University has expanded as one of the prominent private universities of Japan,
celebrating its 120th anniversary in 2001. With Rights, Liberty, Independence
and Self-government as its guiding principles, Meiji University is committed
to fostering human resources who satisfy the requirements "austerity and
sturdiness", "creation of new intellect" and "needs of the times". Turning out
more than 480,000 graduates into the world to date, it has contributed vastly
to the progress of society. The achievements of the university's numerous
alumni actively engaged in key roles in various walks of life are highly
    About The Thomson Corporation
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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
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