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Starting Points

  • Alaska & Polar Periodical Index
    Cites articles in English about Alaska, northern Canada, northern Scandinavia, the Russian Far East, and Antarctica. Coverage is strong from the 1980s to the present.
  • Wenger Anthropological Eskimo Database
    Focuses on first contact and primary source literature pertaining to the Inuit of Alaska, Canada, Chukotka, and Greenland. It contains the full text and illustrations of 200 significant English-language works, many of which are out of print.
  • Arctic & Antarctic Regions (EBSCO)
    Discontinued due to FY15 budget cuts.
    World's largest collection of international polar databases. Over 1 million records covering multidisciplinary research on cold regions, spanning from 1800 to the present.

Beyond the Surface

  • Arctic & Antarctic Regions
    •Arctic & Antarctic Regions
    Available on ARLIS computers 8am-5pm Monday-Friday:
    Arctic & Antarctic Regions - 1800 & earlier to present.
    Fish & Fisheries Worldwide - 1971 & earlier to present.
    Wildlife & Ecology Studies Worldwide - 1935 & earlier to present.
  • Arctic Health Publications Databases
    Contains bibliographic information, abstracts, and links to full-text journal articles, reports, newspapers, conference proceedings, gray literature, and other documents and non-print materials.
  • Alaska Collection
    The Alaska Collection is located on the second floor of the Consortium Library. It contains books, maps, microforms, oral histories, videos, and other materials relating to Alaska, and other arctic regions.

    Additional locations are Alaska periodicals, which are shelved in the appropriate periodicals sections, the Alaska Statutes, Alaska Administrative Code, and Anchorage Municipal Charter & Code Regulations which are kept near the reference desk, and Alaska newspapers which are shelved with other newspapers on the first floor.

    Holdings in the collection can be accessed through the Library Catalog. The Collection designation "ALASKA" above the Library of Congress call number on the book indicates the item is in the Alaska Collection.

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