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Y8 History- Explorers: References and Databases

Library Catalogue- Oliver

Always search Oliver first when you need information!



910 Geography & Travel

History, Geographic treatment,

Off campus access

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Articles in EBSCOhost


Dababase: MAS Ultra and Topic Search

Keyword: name of the explorer, explorers, exploration, explor*

Limiters: Full text and Published Date from 20000101-20141231

Subject Guide

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Encyclopedia Britannica Online

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European exploration of the African coast, 1434-1487

European Penetration of the Indian Ocean

The First Circumnavigation of the Globe

Indian Ocean trade

The Silk Road



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Reference Shelf

Reference books are great starting point for your research because they provide excellent overviews of subjects. Ask librarians if you are not sure how to use The World Book Encyclopedia or Britannica Student Encyclopedia.

The World Book Encyclopedia

Britannica Student Encyclopedia