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Cold Regions Bibliography database now accessible via the Web
Are you looking for a comprehensive list of antarctic bibliographic citations on a specific subject, location, or author? If so, then check the most recent addition to the Library of Congress (LOC) Cold Regions Bibliography Project home page.
More than 208,000 antarctic and arctic bibliographic records, many containing abstracts, can be searched online at this site. The Cold Regions Bibliography Project, sponsored and financially supported by the National Science Foundation's Office of Polar Programs and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), is part of the Library's Science and Technology Division, which, since 1995, has also been collaborating with the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England. For over 40 years, the LOC staff has updated and maintained materials on science and technology in the world's cold regions as part of its mission to disseminate information on Antarctica and cold regions science and technology. This effort was begun in the 1950s under sponsorship of CRREL; the National Science Foundation joined as a cosponsor for antarctic material in 1962.
For direct access to the database, as well as more information on this project, go the project's homepage at http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/scitech/coldregions/welcome.html. Annual compilations of new antarctic accessions are published in the Antarctic Bibliography, which may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 20402. Current Antarctic Literature, a monthly list of indexed abstracts, is available at the CRREL library web site, http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/library/aware/antlit.htm. (See below for February's highlights.) Uncopyrighted items cited in Current Antarctic Literature are available from the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, Washington, D.C. 20540.
Suggestions for items to be cited are welcome (email@example.com). Please include complete bibliographic information. Suggested items should be consistent with the project's Sponsor Interest Profiles and Selection Criteria, on the Cold Regions Bibliography Project home page. For the Antarctic, the National Science Foundation's interests are geographic (limited to the antarctic region) but cover all science disciplines. Comments about antarctic bibliographic materials may be sent to the Cold Regions Bibliographic Project (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the National Science Foundation (email@example.com).
Current Antarctic Literature February 1998 highlights
The February Current Antarctic Literature cites and abstracts 134 antarctic research papers from around the world. Twenty of the 134 are highlighted below. For all 134 bibliographic citations and abstracts, see http://www.crrel.usace.army.mil/library/aware/antlit.htm. Search the whole Cold Regions Bibliography Project database at the Library of Congress: http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/scitech/coldregions/welcome.html.
The Library of Congress compiles the monthly Current Antarctic Literature (online only) and the annual Antarctic Bibliography with funding support from the National Science Foundation. Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, England, collaborates with the Library in this project.