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Indian research institute purchases Century of Science

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Thomson Scientific has announced that the Bose Institute in India has purchased its Century of Science web resource. Century of Science, an expansion of Web of Science, has the most important scientific bibliographic and cited reference data covering the period from 1900 to 1944.

Commenting on this recent purchase Mark Garlinghouse of Thomson Scientific's Asia Pacific said: ‘The Bose Institute has served its nation for the past 90 years through its pursuit of the advancement of knowledge in science and technology. 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 endeavours.’

India has emerged as the fastest growing market for Thomson Scientific in the Asia Pacific region where the company has more than 500 employees in its Chennai operation.

Dr Arun Kumar Chakraborty from the Bose Institute said: ‘The wealth of historical research data now available online via Century of Science is incredibly valuable to the research librarian. 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.’