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  • Canada

    Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS)

    The ASTIS database contains records describing publications and research projects about northern Canada. ASTIS, a project of the Arctic Institute of North America at the University of Calgary, also maintains  subset databases about specific regions, subjects and projects. 

    ArcticNet Publications Database

    The database includes publications from ArcticNet and from its two predecessor research projects, the Canadian Arctic Shelf Exchange Study (CASES) and the International North Water Polynya Study (NOW). The database provides complete coverage of the more than 2200 refereed publications that have so far been produced by the three research projects, and partial coverage of non-refereed publications (currently about 1300). 

    Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database (CHBD)

    A project of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Team in Circumpolar Chronic Disease Prevention. The database contains more than 6,800 records about all aspects of human health in the circumpolar region. All types of publications, both peer-reviewed and gray literature, are included. CHBD was created from records in the Arctic Institute of North America's ASTIS database, which covers primarily northern Canada. 

    Inuvialuit Settlement Region Database

    Contains descriptions of more than 13,000 publications and research projects about the Inuvialuit Settlement Region in Canada's Northwest Territories and Yukon.  

    Naasautit: Inuit Health Statistics

    Launched in 2011, Naasautit: Inuit Health Statistics organizes Inuit-specific statistics and presents these in ways that are easy to understand and use.  

    Nunavik Bibliography

    Cooperative long-term project to build a comprehensive bibliographic database about northern Quebec. Joint project of Makivik Corporation, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, the Canadian Circumpolar Institute, the Arctic Institute of North America, and the Centre d'etudes nordiques. There are currently 7,700 records in the database.  


    Multidisciplinary collection of references to northern and Native subjects that has been produced at the University of Alberta since January 1996. All subjects are covered, including health, education, law, business, political science, geology, cold regions engineering, vegetation, and wildlife. Indexed materials include articles from journals, northern newspapers, Native newspapers, newsletters, selected conference proceedings, selected annual and government reports, and other gray literature.

    University of Manitoba Aboriginal Health Collection

    Materials in the collection support an interdisciplinary approach to health and are used by students, faculty, community-based researchers and health care professionals. 

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  • Norway

    High North Research Documents

    High North Research Documents is developed and run by the University of Tromso¸ Library. The service gives everybody free access to research documents where the content is of relevance to the high north. The database includes documents of relevance to the high north, within any subject area, written by scholars anywhere in the world. The service thus includes documents in many different languages, though primarily in English.  

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  • USA

    Arctic Health Publications Database

    Contains bibliographic information, abstracts, and links to full-text journal articles, reports, newspapers / newsletters, conference proceedings, gray literature, and other documents as well as non-print materials. There are currently over 250,000 records.  (view in Internet Explorer)

    RePORTER - NIH Research Portfolio Online Reporting Tool

    This comprehensive search database combines NIH project databases and funding records, PubMed abstracts, full-text articles from PubMed Central, and information from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with a robust search engine, allowing users to locate descriptions and funding details on NIH-funded projects along with research results that cite the NIH support. 

    University of New Mexico Native Health Database

    The database contains bibliographic information and abstracts of health-related articles, reports, surveys, and other resource documents pertaining to the health and health care of American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Canadian First Nations. 

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