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SPRILIB: A polar and glaciological bibliographic database

Database description

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. The database covers the literature of all subjects relating to the Arctic and Antarctic published in a wide range of languages. It also offers comprehensive coverage for all aspects of snow and ice throughout the world. In addition to records for books, chapters, conference proceedings and papers, government and other reports, SPRILIB includes records for articles identified through the regular scanning of over 1000 periodicals.

Current database size:

Around 120,000 records, as of January 2007.

Subject Coverage:

All subjects relating to the polar regions are included, with particularly good coverage for:

Geographic coverage:

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:

Sample record:

O'Hanlon, Eleanor.
Furore borealis.
BBC Wildlife, 1995, 13(4) :22-27, ill., map.
Report on mass killing of marine mammals, in particular walrus, on Chukchi Peninsula to feed foxes for fur-farming, infringing international law and having detrimental effect on lives of native peoples of region. Author was part of BBC expedition and works for Environmental Investigating Agency.
(*50) USSR, now CIS
(*531.251) Chukotskiy Avtonomnyy Okrug
323.1 National and ethnic minorities
330.34 Economic development
502 Environmental issues
504.05 Environmental damage
504.052 Natural resources, depletion
59 Zoology
599(26) Sea mammals
791.44 Film production
Location: Periodical

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