United States Permafrost Association (USPA)
The USPA provided support for the updating of the COLD Database with new references to publications that related to permafrost research. The database was updated monthly and a listing of new publications was posted to the USPA website www.uspermafrost.org/permafrost-monthly-alerts
Cold Regions Bibliography Project
The Cold Regions Bibliography Project was supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) under NSF Grant No. OPP-0440772.
The CRREL Library and NSF's Polar Research Program provide many sources for the Antarctic Bibliography and the Bibliography on Cold Regions Science and Technology. In addition, through a cooperative agreement with AGI, the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI) provides information on the Antarctic materials housed in the SPRI Library at the University of Cambridge.
National Science Foundation (NSF) Office of Polar Programs
The National Science Foundation's programs for support of research in the Antarctic and the Arctic acknowledge the need to understand the relationships of these regions with global processes and the need to understand the regions as unique entities. NSF's polar programs, most of which are supported through the Office of Polar Programs, thus provide support for investigations in a range of scientific disciplines.
Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
CRREL is a research and engineering facility located in Hanover, New Hampshire. CRREL's mission is to gain knowledge of cold regions through scientific engineering and research. The CRREL Library maintains an extensive collection of Cold Regions scientific and technical literature. The library holds over 25,000 monographs, 75,000 reports, 225,000 micrographic items, 502 scientific serials, the CRREL historical archives, and a complete collection of U. S. Geological Survey topographic maps.
Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)
Scott Polar Research Institute is the oldest international research center in the world covering both the Arctic and Antarctic regions. The Scott Polar Research Institute is part of the Faculty of Earth Sciences and Geography in the School of Physical Sciences of the University of Cambridge. SPRI's library holds a vast collection of polar scientific and technical literature, and the library's database, SPRILIB Antarctica, is searchable online.