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Browse around the Dewey number 910 and 970 for general books on explorers.



Encyclopedia of Western Colonialism since 1450

Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encylopedia of the Early Modern World


Gale Databases:

Global Issues in Context

Gale World History in Context

Encyclopedia of World Biography

Web Resources:

The Age of Exploration - Information on most of the important explorers, from the ancient world to Capt. Cook. Created by The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, Virginia, USA.

Discovery and Exploration - Library of Congress American Memory site, which includes images of explorers' maps, journal entries, and historical documents.

PASSAGES--A Treasure Trove of North American Exploration - From the National Library of Canada, this site had articles about many North American explorers, including many lesser known French explorers of Canada.

Maps of the Explorers - Maps of explorers, de Champlain, Hudson, etc. from Empire of the Bay, a PBS production.