Resources

Article databases

These resources are not included in CU Libraries' Chinook database - make sure to check there for publisher and article databases like Web of Science, WorldCat, GeoRef, and JSTOR.

Antarctic Treaty Database - find the Recommendations, Measures, Decisions, and Resolutions of the Arctic Treaty Committee Meetings from the first meeting in 1961 to the present. You can also search the Handbook of the Antarctic Treaty System and summaries of decisions in the Antarctic Treaty Searchable Database, 6th edition.

ACM Digital Library - full text of all Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) articles, focusing on computing research and information technology.

Access Science: The Online Encyclopedia of Science and Technology - useful for looking up scientific terms that are new to you or for explaining terms to lay audiences.

Arctic Health Portal - from the National Library of Medicine and University of Alaska, a collection of information on diverse aspects of the arctic environment and the health of Northern peoples, including an index of hard-to-find publications, government reports, gray literature, and non-print media, in many cases linked to full-text versions of the documents.

Barents Portal - an international effort (Finland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden) to share knowledge about the Barents region; includes links, news, photos, maps, and articles about every aspect of culture, environment, history, indigenous peoples, economy, transport, etc.

Bibliography of Native North Americans - EBSCO collection of references to books, journal articles, conference papers, and government reports from the sixteenth century to the present. The bibliography covers all groups from the North American continent and some groups from Greenland and eastern Siberia. Hosted by CU Libraries.

Canada Depository Services Program - Canadian government documents, including reports from Natural Resources Canada, Canada's National Climate Change Process, and the Canadian Polar Commission. Most documents are freely available as PDF files from anywhere on the web; the rest are available through the INSTAAR Information Center computer.

CiteSeerX - Scientific literature digital library indexes full-text online articles, including algorithms, software, and techniques. Also provides citation indexing. Focuses mainly on computer and information science.

Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database indexes 3,600 publications on all aspects of human health in the circumpolar region, focusing strongly on Canada. A project of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Team in Circumpolar Chronic Disease Prevention.

Cold Regions Bibliography hosted by the American Geological Institute - search the Antarctic Bibliography, the Cold Regions Science and Technology Bibliography, or both together.

Cold Regions Bibliography hosted by the Library of Congress - CRREL bibliography on cold regions science and technology covering 40 years. Not updated after 2000.

Collected Algorithms of the ACM - software and algorithms associated with the Transactions on Mathematical Software and other ACM journals, available to download.

DART-Europe (Digital Archive of Research Theses) - access to 375,000+ open-access dissertations from over 500 European universities.

Dept. of Energy SciTech Connect - DOE research and development reports in chemistry, environmental science, energy, engineering, physics, biology, information science, and materials: most documents are provided full-text.

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - search through free, open-access, quality controlled journals. More than half of the 9900 journals indexed are searchable at the article level.

DTIC Online - Defense Technical Information Center is the largest freely-available repository for DoD and government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available. It hosts nearly 1 million full-text reports and documents, including USGS papers.

Encyclopedia of Earth - an electronic reference about the earth, its environments, and their links with society, written wiki-style by a community of scholars. Includes articles from published encyclopedias and other reference sources as well. More than 2000 articles are included to date.

Encyclopedia of Life - an online encyclopedia of plant, animal, and fungal species that aims to capture information on all 1.8 million named species on Earth within ten years. The project combines a wiki/web 2.0 approach of public contributions with expert curation by scientists. The encyclopedia works both as a field guide and a "macroscope" to discover patterns in ecology and evolution otherwise too large or complex to perceive.

FDSys - official U.S. government documents website, from the Government Printing Office.

Geologic Guidebooks of North America Database - free access from the AGI to this index to mostly geologic field trip guidebooks from 1940-1988. (Some citations are from earlier and later years.) Guidebooks since 2002 have been added to GeoRef.

GIS Bibliography - references to most key geographic information systems literature, spanning 1970 to the present, collected by the librarians at Esri.

Government Information Online - a virtual reference service that answers your questions about government documents and information sources via live chat. The librarians who tend to the service are all government documents librarians from official depository libraries; if they can't find it, it doesn't exist.

Grants.gov - a portal for information on federal agencies that manage grant funds. Use it to find and apply for grants.

High North Research Documents - Open access documents within the thematic scope of the high north. It includes 150K+ documents from around the world, hosted by the University of Tromsø Library in cooperation with Universität Bielefeld. Most documents are in English.

IEEE Xplore electronic library - full-text access to all Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers published materials.

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Database - search citations from the Deep Sea Drilling Project, Ocean Drilling Program, and Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Research, 1969-present. For data and full-text publications, see the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program web site.

International Polar Year 2007-2008: Resources in Polar Research in the NOAA Central Library Network: A Selected Bibliography - materials in the NOAA library system that support IPY topics are listed in this extensive bibliography, including rare and historic materials, digital videos, CD-ROMs, online cruise data, and Web resources as well as print and digital materials.

Inuvialuit Settlement Region Database - a subset of the Arctic Institute of North America's Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS), this bibliography covers all subjects and includes land and marine areas of the ISR. Grey literature is included.

IPY Publications Database - a wonderful collaborative project to record all International Polar Year-related publications. About 3000 publications are listed so far, of which 1,300 are from the fourth (2007-08) IPY.

Native Health Databases - citations and abstracts on the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. Coverage is from 1652 to the present.

National Archives - Access to Archival Databases - the U.S. government's main repository has made digital searching of records relatively simple with a revamped global database search. If it's a government document you want, try here.

Northern Contaminants Program - search for NCP publications on contaminants in traditionally harvested foods and aboriginal food use.

Northern Research Portal - resources from the University of Saskatchewan Archives and Library for the study of northern Canada and the circumpolar world. Materials for teachers (interpretive exhibits, etc.), general readers, and advanced researchers draw from photographs, unpublished materials, and maps. Detailed finders guides for archival collections and pointers to online bibliographies by subject and geographic area are unique features of this well-organized site.

Nunavik Bibliography - growing coverage of all aspects of Nunavik and adjoining marine areas, by a partnership of the Inuit of Nunavik, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, the Canadian Circumpolar Institute, and the Arctic Institute of North America.

OpenThesis.org - To search for theses and dissertations, you should use the ProQuest Digital Dissertations database available through Norlin. Because this is a subscription database, however, people outside universities with strong library resources are unable to search comprehensively for theses. You might consider posting your work to OpenThesis.org, an open-source, freely available database.

PolarInfo - references to articles from newspapers, conference proceedings, magazines, newsletters, and journals since 1996 on northern subjects, including native peoples, arctic health, education, business, policy, geology, vegetation, and wildlife. A great source for following the progress of debates in the local press in arctic Canada.

RealClimate blog - a climate science commentary site that provides a quick response and missing context to developing media stories.

Scirus - an excellent search engine that retrieves only scientific information. Use it to find researchers' and project web pages, data sets, pre-prints, reports, and other web-based information.

SPRILIB Antarctica - comprehensive bibliography on Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, with records for materials from 1602-2003. 43,000 records at the moment.

SPRILIB Ice and Snow - Comprehensive bibliography on all aspects of ice and snow worldwide, listing 40,000 items ranging from 1661-2003.

SPRILIB Russian North - 25,000 records on northern Russia and Siberia, for materials from 1671-2003.

Summit County Citizens Voice - independent reporting on environmental issues. Newspaper w/substantive web content.

U.S. Geological Survey - the revamped Publications Warehouse puts an index of everything they've published, and access to full text for most of it, at your fingertips.

Yukon Biodiversity Database - descriptions of 4200 publications and research projects, including grey literature, about the biology of the Yukon and Beaufort Sea. The range of the database includes all aspects of all living things except humans, environmental impacts of human activities, and non-human paleontology. Coverage of research projects is based on information from Yukon-Canada Scientists and Explorers Act licenses since 1982.