Information Links

Circumpolar Health Resources

There are many libraries, newsletters, and collections of circumpolar health information. Most of the previous congress proceedings are available online, either through the National Library of Medicine’s Arctic Health Portal for congresses prior to Harstaad (2000), or through the IJCH for congresses from Harstaad onwards.

The CSCH has been fortunate in having Janice Linton as a consultant librarian. She is based at the University of Manitoba. If you have questions about previous congress proceedings, she can be contacted at janice_linton [@]

Here are some more links to circumpolar health and organization websites. Please note, this list is not exhaustive:

Databases & Libraries

  • Circumpolar Health Observatory
    The Circumpolar Health Observatory (CircHOB) is a new international collaborative health information system, involved in systematic, standardized, and consistent data collection and analysis.
  • Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database
    The Circumpolar Health Bibliographic Database contains 4500 records describing publications about all aspects of human health in the circumpolar region. The database is a project of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Team in Circumpolar Health Research.
  • Scott Polar Research Institute
    The Institute is a well-known and long-established centre for research into both polar regions. It is part of the University of Cambridge and is a sub-department of the Department of Geography.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Arctic Portal
    The Arctic Portal provides a comprehensive gateway to the Arctic on the internet, increases co-operation between both public and private parties across the Arctic and grants exposure to Arctic related information. green hosting open source