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Pre-1500 Resources: Not Sure Where To Start?

Washington State University -- Civilization in America:
This website contains information about the main civilizations of the Americas. Use the navigation at the bottom of the page to access specific pages.

World History Archives - The Carribeans
This is a great place to get started with the history of the Carribeans. Take time to explore the various links.



Rogozinski, Jan.
A brief history of the Caribbean : from the Arawak and the Carib to the present.
New York : Plume, c2000.
Call number: F1621 .R72

America in 1492 : the world of the Indian peoples before the arrival of Columbus.
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1992.
Call number: E58 .A526

Benson, Sonia.
Early Civilizations in the Americas
Detroit : UXL : Thomson/Gale, 2005.
Call number: Reference E77.4 .B46 (4 vols.)

Katz, Friedrich.
The ancient American civilizations.
Edison, NJ : Castle Books, 2004, c1972.
Call number: E65 .K3713

The Cambridge history of the native peoples of the Americas.
Cambridge, England ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996-2000
Call number: Reference E 77 .N62 (3 vols., 6 parts)

The Gale encyclopedia of Native American tribes.
Detroit : Gale, c1998.
Call number: Reference E 77 .G15 (4 vols.)

Fagan, Brian M.
The great journey : the peopling of ancient America. Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2004.
Call number: E61 .F34

The indigenous people of the Caribbean.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, c1997.
Call number: F 1619 .I53


Britannica Online
This the online version of the famous Encyclopedia Britannica. The encyclopedia touches on virtually every possible subject. Search results are divided in 4 columns: Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Student Encyclopedia, The Web's Best Sites, and Additional Resources.

This is LaGuardia Library's Online Public Access Catalog. It is also used throughout CUNY. CUNY+ contains records mostly for books but also includes records for videocassettes, CDs, DVDs, government documents, journal and magazines titles, and more.

EBSCO -- Academic Search Complete
This is a Full-text general information database. Perfect for starting your research when you're not sure where to start. Don't forget to use the word AND to connect your words when searching.

EBSCO -- History Reference Center (Database)
The History Reference Center is a full-text database access to history reference books and encyclopedias, as well as magazines. Also, includes historical documents, biographies, photos, maps, and videos.


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