Last Updated: Oct 16, 2015
If you are looking for a biography, you can go directly to the biography section of the library, which is in the main room. The books are arranged in alphabetical order by the name of the person about whom the book is written. (Each spine label will have a "B" on it followed by a name. For example, biographies of George Washington are labeled "B WASHINGTON.") There are also collective biographies, which are books that have information about groups of people. For instance, you might find a book about important women in history or explorers or Black mathematicians. Most of these books are in the 920 section.
Look for these books in the reference section of the library.
Explorers & Discoverers
Call Number: REF 910 PEA and REF 910 SAA
Encyclopedia of explorers
You can look for a book on your explorer on the library catalog, but these are titles that may have additional information.
Call Number: 920 EXP
Publication Date: 1998
Early Explorers of North America
Call Number: 970 WIL
A survey of the history of New World explorations from the Viking age to the eighteenth century
Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea, and Air
Call Number: 910.9 ROS
Publication Date: 2011
A colorful, fun-to-read book on exploration with unfolding cutaways.
Call Number: 920 GRO
Publication Date: 1988
This is a three-volume set.
Exploration: Great Lives
Call Number: 920 LOM
Biographical sketches of 25 explorers
Against All Opposition: Black Explorers in America
Call Number: 920 HAS
Publication Date: 1992
Surveys the lives and adventures of Black explorers
Extraordinary Black Americans: From Colonial to Contemporary Times
Call Number: 920 ALT
Contains an entry on Estevanico