Thomson Scientific is part of the Scientific & Healthcare market
segment of The Thomson Corporation.
We combine authoritative information with innovative technologies to enhance
our customers' ability to achieve world-class research and business results.
Our information solutions assist professionals at every stage of research and development
from discovery and analysis, to product development and distribution.
A list of the information brands
that make up Thomson Scientific is available on this site.
The world's top companies and research organizations trust our information
because we provide a one-stop-shop for quality information on powerful platforms,
accompanied by intuitive analytical tools, and backed up by dedicated support
Our integrated solutions are used by researchers, information specialists,
and professionals in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry, engineering, healthcare,
law, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate
training, and assessment.
You can access our databases through a variety of Internet platforms, plus
the online hosts Dialog, Questel.Orbit, STN, and Westlaw. Access is by annual
subscription or pay-as-you-go, depending on the product or service. We can also
custom build information solutions. Most of our information is supplied in English,
although we do offer searching of full-text German language patents via our
Knowledge Resources from Thomson Scientific
Our knowledge resources include:
- Value-added information from global patents
- Fast delivery of full-text documents, patent file histories and translations
- Multidisciplinary information from scientific journal literature and the
- Links management and federated searching
- Comprehensive alerting and search services
- Detailed industry codes and standards
- Pharmaceutical market and competitive intelligence
- Global conference proceedings
- Versatile analytical and bibliographic management tools
- Customized patent and scientific workflow solutions
Value-added patent information
Patent information is a vast resource of technological, commercial, and competitor
intelligence, much of which is not published in other documents. By searching
patent information effectively you can monitor global technology developments,
check that your own research is unique, keep track of your competitors and ensure
that no-one is infringing your own patents.
The volume of patent data can, however, be overwhelming. Over 200,000 patents
are filed each year in the US alone, while the European Patent Office files
around 80,000 patents a year. We make global patent information easily accessible
by writing concise abstracts that clearly highlight the nature of the invention,
then publishing these in a single, English-language database that can be searched
precisely for specific technologies.
Fast delivery of full-text documents, patent file histories and translations
When your work demands that you have ALL the scientific, technical and legal
details, turn to Thomson for speedy delivery of original documents, patent file
histories and translations. In addition to providing access to full-text items
from virtually any publication, we offer machine-assisted translations of Japanese
and WIPO Japanese language patents, plus full manual and certified translations
Multidisciplinary information from scientific literature and the Web
Thomson resources give you the tools you need to access high quality information
from international research literature covering 250 disciplines in the sciences,
social sciences, and arts and humanities. Through a variety of multidisciplinary
products, you can discover current and retrospective information from approximately
8,500 of the globe's leading, peer-reviewed journals. These publications represent
about 1.3 million articles and 30-35 million citations a year.
Thomson resources also cover 2,000 books and more than 400,000 full-text Web
documents. Some of our tools give you access to specialized products from our
information partners, while others offer unique search features, such as cited
Links management and federated searching
Through our partnership with WebFeat, Inc. we offer a specially enhanced version
of the WebFeat Prism search engine and translator system, providing libraries
with the benefits of true federated searching. Librarians can easily organize
and manage their entire collection of electronic resources, and patrons have
the unique capability to search all databases in their library from a single,
Our partnership with Openly Informatics, Inc. enables us to offer 1Cate.
1Cate-One Click Access to Everything - an OpenURL compatible link-server
that enhances our ISI Web of KnowledgeSM platform. It integrates all
library holdings and subscriptions through a single interface, allowing users
to seamlessly connect to all their libraries' electronic information sources.
Whether they are searching bibliographic databases or internal library holdings,
users are only one click away from the full text of an article or the contents
of a library catalog.
Comprehensive alerting and search services
Thomson alerting and search services are designed for business, legal, and
research professionals who want to save time. Our individualized services give
you cost-effective, timely search results from patent or journal information,
without you having to hunt for it. These customized services, which cover all
scientific research and intellectual property topics, enable you stay aware
of the newest developments relevant to your work.
Because our alerting and search services are based on profiles that you help
develop, they are sure to pinpoint the exact information you require. The information,
drawn from world-renowned patent and literature databases, can be delivered
to you via mail, e-mail, fax, or courier on a regularly scheduled or one-time-only
Detailed technical standards
We provide full-text industry standards and materials property data to engineers,
researchers, and technical and information professionals worldwide. You can
search our collection of standards and specifications from more than 300 organizations,
and purchase documents in single-item format, print, or electronic.
Pharmaceutical market and competitive intelligence
Our comprehensive databases and consulting solutions help drug manufacturers
maximize profits in an era of rapidly increasing generic competition. The world's
top generic pharmaceutical companies rely on our intelligence system to find
business development and licensing opportunities, target products for internal
development, and identify strategic suppliers of active pharmaceutical ingredients.
Leading pharmaceutical innovators turn to us for analysis of impending generic
competition, patent challenges and active pharmaceutical ingredient sourcing
Global conference proceedings
Conference proceedings are a way to uncover research ideas as they are presented
for the first time-often before publication in the journal literature. Thomson
conference resources enable you to quickly find significant details from conferences
held all over the globe. Each year, our products cover thousands of the most
important conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions
in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. As a result, you can easily
stay up to date with ideas as they emerge.
Versatile analytical and bibliographic management tools
The wide range of Thomson analytical and management tools makes patent data
and research information work harder for you, enhancing your productivity. They
not only enable you to interpret and understand data easily, but can help identify
trends, unmined research areas, and potential business opportunities.
Our products, ideal as sources of new insight, give you the information needed
for market analysis, competitive intelligence, benchmarking, and journal comparison.
Thomson tools also help you identify, track, and rank top patents, journals,
researchers, companies, institutions, and nations. Some of our analytical and
information management tools are designed expressly for use within the pharmaceutical
and biotechnology industries.
- Evaluation and analytical tools
- Bibliographic management
Customized patent and scientific workflow solutions
Our Integrated Information Solutions (IIS) are tailored to enable anyone
in your organization to access, share, and interpret key commercial and technical
information from patents and scientific research literature. We work with you
to design a solution that is tailored to your workload requirements and workflow
processes: delivering timely information, analytical tools, functionality, and
ongoing support to help save you R&D costs and get your products to market
To discuss how our information can be tailored to meet your needs, please contact
our Help Desk or your Thomson Scientific