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Tips for Using UW Libraries Search

  • Try a subject headings search. Click on Advanced Search, then click on the down arrow in a search box to select "in subj." Possible subject headings include: Arctic regions, Arctic regions-Strategic aspectsNatural resources-Arctic regionsClimatic changes-Arctic regionsArctic regions-Politics and governance, and Arctic peoples, or related subject headings such as Inuvialuit Eskimos-Treaties and Russia (Federation)-Foreign relations-Arctic regions.  
  • Use quotation marks to search for a phrase.
  • Combine keywords with the connector "and" to reduce the number of results. Use the connector "or" to increase the number of results, for example: inuit or eskimos. 
  • Use * as the truncation symbol to search for the root word, for example, politic* will retrieve politic, politics, political, etc.
  • Use the facets on the left side of the screen (under Refine My Results) to narrow by: Available online; or Available in the library; or by Publication Date; or by Resource Type (Articles, Print Books, eBooks, Government Documents, Maps, etc.)

Selected Books

The UW Libraries has many books dealing with Arctic culture, development, governance, and sovereignty.  See this list of books that provide overviews.