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 /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 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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