ProQuest, a Cambridge Information Group company, has signed an agreement under which ProQuest will acquire Thomson Reuters' Dialog business. The transaction is expected to close pending a successful completion of the formal consultation period and other customary closing conditions. Dialog is an online information retrieval system to be used globally with commercially important databases. Dialog will continue to be an important distribution channel for Thomson Reuters content after the transaction. Derwent World Patents Index (DWPI), Investext, TrademarkScan, SciSearch and BIOSIS are among will remain available through the Dialog services.
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