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Resources which support research, teaching and learning in Polar Studies

Polar Studies Collections in Cambridge

The Polar Library supports the current multidisciplinary research of the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) with specialist print and online resources for Polar Studies. These pages give you an overview of the resources and research support available. See the library website for more information about visiting and using the library. 

What on this guide?

On this guide, you'll find:

  • Information about resources, both print and online, that you have access to in Cambridge
  • Details of the collections held in the Scott Polar Research Institute which also include the Polar Museum, Thomas H Manning Archives and Picture Library
  • How to recommend a book
  • Details of other libraries that might be relevant to your study or research
  • Information on referencing, getting started with research, and all the support available to you here in Cambridge

Locating print collections

Polar Library collections are reference-only, so items cannot be borrowed. Recommended lending libraries across the University are:

University Library

Department of Geography Library

Betty and Gordon Moore Library 

The Libraries Directory lists all libraries across the University of Cambridge.

The following libraries may also hold collections relevant to your research:

Whipple Library for the Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Royal Commonweatlh Society Library at the UL

British Antarctic Survey Library

Selected online resources

Find more links to useful electronic databases, resource portals and news sites in the Polar resources online tab! 

Library Showcase

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