The Healthcare and Science business of Thomson Reuters has announced that Egyptian Universities Libraries (EUL) has selected Thomson Reuters to provide research solutions to their consortium of university libraries. EUL signed a multi-year contract with Thomson Reuters to provide Egypt’s researchers access to ISI Web of Knowledge.
According to Thomson Reuters, EUL is the first library consortium of Academic and Research libraries in Egypt. Currently it includes 15 Public Academic Universities, which means it serves about 75% of researchers and scientists in Egypt. It is funded by Egyptian Universities (under the Supreme Council of Universities) and the Information and Communication Projects in Higher Education.
Recently, Thomson Reuters had unveiled InCites, a Web-based solution to provide users with the tools needed to demonstrate the impact and importance of their institution’s research. Through InCites, the company aims to empower its customers with a one-stop system to quantitatively evaluate productivity and influence in order to make strategic decisions.
“We are excited to bring ISI Web of Knowledge to our members and to provide them with complete access to information necessary to further their world-class research,” said Dr. Hany Helal, Egyptian Minister of Higher Education & Scientific Research. “We have found that compared to other services on the market, Thomson Reuters offers an unparalleled depth and breadth of content within its research solutions.”
ISI Web of Knowledge is an integrated research platform that helps users find, analyze, and manage information in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities.
Using the Web of Science, says Thomson Reuters, the multidisciplinary bibliographic resource within ISI Web of Knowledge, EUL members now have access to nearly 11,000 research journals from around the world.
Additionally, EUL now offers its researchers other key components of ISI Web of Knowledge, including Journal Citation Reports – a systemic, objective way to evaluate, categorize and compare the world’s leading scholarly journals; and MEDLINE – a premier bibliographic database that indexes life sciences records from 1950 to the present.
With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs over 50,000 people in 93 countries, says the company.