South Dakota Board of Regents Chooses Thomson Reuters Research Solutions

August 10, 2009

PHILADELPHIA and LONDON, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ — Thomson Reuters today announced that the South Dakota Board of Regents has chosen to provide ISI Web of Knowledge, the world’s largest citation environment of the highest quality scholarly literature, to its six-campus university system for the next five years.

The new contract calls for expanding access to arts and humanities databases in addition to continuing use of science and social science databases. Web of Science — which provides researchers, faculty, and students access to the world’s leading research citation indexes — is part of the ISI Web of Knowledge.( )

“The South Dakota Board of Regents is pleased to continue and expand the subscription to Web of Science for the state’s six public universities,” said Sam Gingerich, system vice president for academic affairs, South Dakota Board of Regents. “With this research tool, teachers and students throughout the system gain access to information from leading databases and thousands of journals.”

Using the Web of Science, the multidisciplinary bibliographic resource within ISI Web of Knowledge, students and faculty of the higher-education institutions governed by the South Dakota Board of Regents now have access to more than 12,000 of the most prestigious research journals from around the world. Additionally, the Board of Regents now offers researchers other components of the ISI Web of Knowledge suite including:

  • BIOSIS Previews, which combines journal content from Biological Abstracts(R) with supplemental, non-journal coverage from Biological Abstracts/RRM(R).
  • EndNote(R), used by researchers, scholarly writers, students, and librarians to search online bibliographic databases, organize references and related files, and create bibliographies and figure lists instantly.
  • Current Contents Connect(R), a database that provides easy Web access to complete tables of contents, abstracts, bibliographic information, and abstracts from the most recently published issues of leading scholarly journals, as well as from more than 7,000 relevant, evaluated websites.
  • Journal Citation Reports(R), a systematic, objective means to critically evaluate the world’s leading journals, with quantifiable, statistical information based on citation data.

“We are delighted the South Dakota Board of Regents decided to embrace the ISI Web of Knowledge solution,” said Keith MacGregor, EVP, Scientific and Scholarly Research at Thomson Reuters. “Our resources offer South Dakota’s public universities the tools necessary to search the right content and find relevant information employing one integrated, versatile and easy to use system.”

About South Dakota Board of Regents

The South Dakota Board of Regents has constitutional authority to govern the system of public higher education in the State of South Dakota. Supported by an Executive Director and staff, the Board provides leadership and sets policies for the programs and services delivered through its six universities and two special schools.

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare and media markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 50,000 people in 93 countries. For more information, go to thomsonreuters.com.

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