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Canadian Circumpolar Collection   Tags: arctic, circumpolar, northern_research  

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The Canadian Circumpolar Collection is a world-class specialized collection of materials on Northern Canada and circumpolar research in general. The boundaries of the collection are geographic with an emphasis on North American arctic and sub-arctic regions. Information about the northern portions of the Canadian provinces and Canadian aboriginal peoples, Greenland, Siberia, Scandinavia, Antarctica, and cold regions in general are included.

Subjects covered include, but are not limited to: peoples of the north, glaciology, health, wildlife, plant science, environment, education, government & governance, land claims, land use, history of polar expeditions, mining, and engineering.
  • The collection is housed on the 4th Floor of Cameron Library. Significant parts of the collection are part of the U of A Libraries online collection, and can be accessed through library databases and the library catalogue.  You will find materials such as books, journal articles, government documents, think tank & activist publications

  • Northern Newspapers on microfiche are housed with the newspaper collection on the 2nd floor of Rutherford Library North

  • Rare and antiquarian books and letters are included in the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library on the lower level of Rutherford Library South



Need help?

For questions related to the Circumpolar collection, please visit the Cameron Library service desk, e-mail, or call 780-492-8440.

For more in-depth research assistance, contact the subject librarian for your own department or area of research.

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