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North American Explorers
This pathfinder is a partial list of materials available to assist in beginning a research project on specific explorers in North America. It is arranged by broad categories commonly required for assignments.
BooksExplorers of the New World by Jake Mattox (JUV 970.01 Ex7)
The Lewis and Clark Journals by E.J. Carter (JUV 917.8 Ca24)
I, Columbus: My Journal, 1492-3 by Christopher Columbus (JUV B Columbus)
Exploration of North America (JUV 970.01 Gr85)
Exploring the Southeastern United States by Rose Blue (JUV 975.01 Bl62)
Exploring the Southwestern United States by Rose Blue (JUV 979.01 Bl62)Undaunted courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose (917.804 AM1)
The Library of Explorers and Exploration (JUV books are in alphabetical order by name of the person.)Exploring the Americas (JUV books are in various locations in the 970’s)
Beyond the Horizon (JUV books are in various locations in the 910’s)Great Explorations (JUV books are in alphabetical order by name)
Online Reference Sources
Kids Search (up to 5th grade) - Search using the name of the explorer you are researching.
Student Research Center (5th grade and up) - Search using the name of the explorer you are researching.Gale Discovering Collection - Search using the name of the explorer you are researching to locate images, biographies and more.
History Reference - Search using the name of the explorer you are researching to locate books and journals articles.
Ebscohost - Select some or all of the following subdatabases: Middle Search Plus, Academic Search Elite, MasterFile Premiere. Search using the name of the explorer you are researching to locate books and journals articles.
American History - Covers American history from 1350 to the present with primary and secondary sources, biographies, e-books and teacher resources.
Explorers of North and Central America
Enchanted Learning site that provides information about explorers.
Lewis and Clark
PBS site of the Journey of the Corps of Discovery with maps, journals, and more.
A digital collection of the Library and Archives of Canada.