Links to Resources

Discover libraries, newsletters and collections of circumpolar health information.

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.

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

Databases & Libraries

  • Circumpolar Health Atlas
    The Circumpolar Health Atlas is an informative and practical reference guide for health researchers, service providers, and policy makers, as it offers a broad, multidisciplinary understanding of the health of diverse populations who inhabit the polar regions of the northern hemisphere.

  • 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 Indigenous 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.

UArctic is a decentralized organization, with offices, programs and other functions hosted at member institutions in the Circumpolar North. The daily operations are entrusted to a light and distributed administration.