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SPRILIB: A polar and glaciological bibliographical database

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SPRILIB is produced by the Library of the Scott Polar Research Institute of the University of Cambridge together with the World Data Centre for Glaciology, Cambridge. All subjects relating to the polar regions are included, with particularly good coverage for: land and sea ice. snow and snow cover, geocryology, snow and ice engineering, geology, marine sciences, ice navigation, atmospheric sciences, global change: indicators and implications environmental issues, zoology (especially sea mammals and birds), indigenous peoples of northern Russia, North America and the European Arctic, international law and policy, and history of exploration. SPRILIB is the only bibliographic database offering comprehensive coverage for both polar regions and adjacent areas for all subjects. Particularly good coverage is offered for: Alaska , Antarctica (especially published results of historic expeditions), Arctic Ocean and adjacent waters, Canadian North (Yukon and Northwest Territories), Northern Fennoscandia, Greenland, Russian Arctic and Siberia, and Svalbard. SPRILIB consists of three separate databases:
  • SPRILIB Antarctica database (1602-2000)
  • SPRILIB Ice and Snow database (1661-2001)
  • SPRILIB Russian North database (1671-2001)
Connect, then choose which of these three to search. Further information about each of the three databases is available.

Materials indexed: books, chapters, conference proceedings and papers, government and other reports, and journal articles.

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1671-01-01 - 2001-12-30 
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Print equivalents
Polare and Glaciological Abstracts (1980/81-present; G 601 Z96811; Bennett Reference Indexes) 
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Canadian Studies, Geography, Human, Geography, Physical, Law, Public Policy 
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