Online Reference Sources for Explorer Research

The resources listed below offer information on individual explorers but may require membership to access. Any online encyclopedia resource would provide the necessary information to research the explorers of the New World.

Grolier Online - Grolier.com
  • A comprehensive source of nonfiction content for grades 3 and up.
  • Requires a license (check with your Media Specialist)

Kids InfoBits – infotrac.galegroup.com
  • A variety of nonfiction content
  • Requires a license (check with your Media Specialist)

SIRS Discoverer – discoverer.sirs.com
  • A general reference database for elementary and middle school learners
  • Requires a license (check with your Media Specialist)

World Book Online – www.worldbookonline.com
  • World Book Kids – articles written at a “basic” level
  • World Book Student – articles written at a more rigorous level



Additional Websites

The websites listed below offer information on individual explorers and can be accessed on the Internet without any cost or membership requirements.

http://www.infoplease.com/biography/explorers.html

http://www.kidinfo.com/american_history/explorers.html

http://mrnussbaum.com/explorersflash/

http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/subjects/explorers.htm