News Release: Thomson Gale and xrefer Form Strategic Partnership

Ellen McCullough writes "Thomson Gale and xrefer Form Strategic Partnership
xreferplus Service to be Offered with Gale Virtual Reference Library

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., and Boston, Mass., June 22, 2004 -- Thomson Gale, a part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX; TOC), and xrefer, provider of online ready reference services to libraries worldwide, announced today that they have entered into a strategic partnership for distribution in the United States and Canada of the xreferplus service in conjunction with Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Thomson Gale will distribute xreferplus as an added, ready-reference component of Gale Virtual Reference Library into academic, public, school, military and government libraries in the United States and Canada. A selection of Thomson Gale titles will also be made available to current and future xreferplus customers worldwide, whether they subscribe directly from xrefer or purchase xreferplus as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library.

The complete news release can be found here.

For more information contact:
At xrefer: Ellen McCullough at (617) 426-5710, or by e-mail at [email protected]."