It includes books, reports, conference proceedings, journal articles, conference papers and book chapters. Subjects indexed include: astronomical aspects of ice and snow, biological aspects of ice and snow, floating ice-sea, lake and river ice, frozen ground/snow and ice engineering, general glaciology, geocryology, glacial geology, glaciological aspects of meteorology, glaciological instruments and methods, land ice, glaciers and ice shelves, physics and chemistry of ice, and snow and avalanches.
This database is particularly strong in the history of northern exploration and current topics such as native landclaims, native health and educational issues, mining, and the environmental impacts of development in the north.
Types of materials indexed include articles from journals, northern newspapers, native newspapers, newsletters, selected conference proceedings, selected annual and government reports, and other grey literature.
This index is best searched by Keyword.
PolarInfo includes materials published from January 1996 to to June 2004. To access older materials (back to 1972) or more recent materials (July 2004-) use the
Arctic and Antarctic regions database
The IPYPD is part of the IPY Data and Information Service (IPYDIS). The IPYPD has been created by the Arctic Science and Technology Information System (ASTIS), the Cold Regions Bibliography Project (CRBP), the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) Library, the Discovery and Access of Historic Literature of the IPYs (DAHLI) project and National Information Services Corporation (NISC).