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Dialog Offers Over 400,000 Fulltext Government Research Reports from National Technical Information Service

CARY, NC, USA, June 20, 2006 — Dialog, a Thomson business, announced today that a collection of more than 400,000 government-sponsored research reports distributed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is now available through the Dialog online service. The reports cover a broad spectrum of subject categories, including aerospace, energy, the environment, health and safety, and many others.

Dialog has enhanced the functionality of its online search service to allow searchers accessing the NTIS Database (File 6 on Dialog) to identify and purchase fulltext technical reports directly from their search result via electronic download. Reports will be delivered to searchers as PDF images. The NTIS Database on Dialog contains more than 2 million records, providing summaries of government reports.

"Dialog customers now have a convenient way to access the fulltext of valuable research reports from NTIS, providing insight into government-funded research," said Viji Krishnan, Dialog vice president of publisher management. "And, many of the NTIS reports that are now available through Dialog are difficult to find through any other source."

NTIS, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration, is the federal government's central repository and primary disseminator of scientific, technical, engineering, and related business information sponsored by the U.S. government and selected worldwide sources. It includes research provided from more than 240 U.S. government agencies, such as, NASA, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Energy.

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About The Thomson Corporation
The Thomson Corporation (www.thomson.com), with 2005 revenues of approximately $8.5 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 law, tax, accounting, financial services, higher education, reference information, corporate e-learning and assessment, scientific research and healthcare. With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson has approximately 40,500 employees and provides services in approximately 130 countries. The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC).

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