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Pathfinders: World Exploration

Pathfinders help you to find information on a particular topic

Search Tips

When searching the internet, library catalogue or Britannica, try using a combination of the following keywords:

Explorers, Discovery, New World, Columbus, Coronado, De Soto, Magellan, Vespucci, Da Gama, Cabral, Cabot, Drake, Joliet & Marquette Champlain, Hudson

Books in the Stephens Library

Below is a small sample of books available in the Stephens Library. Browse the library catalogue to find more.

Pedro Álvares Cabral

Amerigo Vespucci

Search the Library Catalogue

You can use the names of individual explorers, eg: Ferdinand Magellan, Sir Francis Drake, or you can just use search terms like: explorers


Online Encyclopaedia

To search in Britannica Online, choose the Primary option, and then put in your search term, eg: Columbus or Drake.

Great Websites

Henry Hudson

Joliet and Marquette

Francisco Vázquez de Coronado

Hernando de Soto

Ferdinand Magellan

Vasco de Gama

Samuel de Champlain

Sir Francis Drake

John Cabot