CARY, N.C., USA (November 7, 2005) - Dialog, a Thomson business, announced
today that it is now offering its Dialog Choice pricing plan, featuring
unlimited access to key research databases at fixed annual rates, to
academic institutions worldwide.
With Dialog Choice, graduate schools, universities and other academic
institutions now can provide their faculty, students and researchers with
direct, desktop access to high-value databases of scientific, technical and
medical research, as well as news, business intelligence and other current
awareness content, aggregated by Dialog from leading information publishers.
"We're delighted to extend the Dialog Choice plan to academic institutions
around the world," said Viji Krishnan, Dialog vice president, publisher
management. "Dialog Choice allows academic information managers to know in
advance exactly how much it will cost annually to make critical information
resources continually available to academic end users."
Ninety-two databases of research, business intelligence and news content are
now available for annual subscriptions through the Dialog Choice plan. The
company expects to add additional databases to the roster over time.
The available content ranges from intellectual property research (such as
patent records from major markets around the world) to abstracts of
scholarly research published in thousands of peered-review journals.
Academic institutions opting for Dialog Choice fixed annual subscriptions
may provide unlimited access to the entire institution or to specific users
within selected departments or units.
About The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation ( www.thomson.com ), with 2004 revenues of $8.10
billion, is a global leader in providing integrated information solutions to
business and professional customers. Thomson provides value-added
information, software tools, and applications to more than 20 million users
in the fields of scientific research, healthcare, law, tax, accounting,
financial services, higher education, reference information, and corporate
e-learning and assessment. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn.,
Thomson has approximately 40,000 employees and provides services in
approximately 130 countries. The Corporation's common shares are listed on
the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC).