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PATHFINDERS   top
Methuen High School Media Center--Methuen, MA 
Pathfinders are pages that offer students selected resources in a variety 
of media on a topic they are researching. They provide a head start for 
students as they begin their research project.

ASIAN CIVILIZATIONS

To find books in the MHS Media Center, open Spectrum (the electronic card catalog) located on the student desktop. Most materials on Southeast Asia will be found between 950 and 959 in both the numbered and reference sections in the media center. Type in the topic you want to search. If you don't already have a topic, some of the subject headings you can look for are:

China--Civilization
China--History
Korea--History
Japan--History
Asia, Southeastern--Civilization

East Asia--History
East Asia--Civilization
Civilization--Ancient

 Some titles we have are:

911.5 
BAR
Barnes, Ian R. The History Atlas of Asia. New York, NY: Macmillan, 1998.
950 
COT
Cotterell, Arthur. East Asia : From Chinese Predominance to the Rise of the 
Pacific Rim
. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1994.
950 
EAS
Mackerras, Colin. Eastern Asia : An Introductory History. 3rd ed. Melbourne, 
Australia: Longman Cheshire, 2000.
950 
MAS
Mason, Colin. A Short History of Asia : Stone Age to 2000 AD. New York: 
St. Martin's Press, 2000.
951 
PAL
Paludan, Ann. Chronicle of the Chinese Emperors : The Reign-by-reign 
Record of the Rulers of Imperial China
. New York: Thames and Hudson, 1998.

GEN
Goldberg, Enid A. Genghis Khan : 13th Century Mongol Tyrant.  New York: Franklin Watts, 2008.

POL
Bergreen Laurence.. Marco Polo : From Venice to Xanadu. New York: A. A. Knopf, 2008. 
 
REF 911.54 
HIS
A Historical Atlas of South Asia. Edited by Joseph E. Schwartzberg. Chicago, IL: 
University of Chicago Press, 1978.
REF 950
EMB
Embree, Ainslie Thomas. Encyclopedia of Asian History. New York: Scribner, 
1988.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
SELECTED WEB SITES  

bullet The Mongols and the Emergence of Moscow
http://www.interknowledge.com/russia/rushis03.htm
Extensive article concentrating on the Mongols invasion of Russia and Eastern Europe.

bullet Timeline of Chinese Dynasties
http://www-chaos.umd.edu/history/time_line.html
Timeline with some active links to very good articles about Chinese history. Look 
specifically at the Song, Yuan and Ming dynasties from 1000-1500 AD.

bullet Chinese History to the Qing Dynasty
http://www.usc.edu/libraries/archives/arc/libraries/eastasian/china/toqing.html
Links to sites containing information about the dynasties of China.

bullet Japan Guide-History
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e641.html
Historical overview of Japan, with good, readable articles organized by time period.


bullet The History of Japan
http://hammer.prohosting.com/~stryder/
Very simple site that introduces some aspects of life during the medieval time period 
in Japan. Good for a very basic introduction to Japanese history.

bullet East Asian Studies-An Annotated Directory
http://newton.uor.edu/Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/index.html
A directory with links to many Asian countries.

bullet Northeastern Asia
http://www.edunetconnect.com/cat/timemachine/700nea.html
Brief History of the Mongols and Genghis Khan. Includes picture of Khan.

ONLINE RESOURCES

Infotrac -- contains databases of magazine articles, a biography resource, and health and business references.  Try Reference Center Gold, Expanded Academic ASAP, and Biography Resource Center.

bigchalk eLibrary -- online reference center including books, magazines, newspapers, pictures, maps, and TV transcripts.

Massachusetts Newsstand -- newspaper articles from the Boston Globe (1980 - current), Boston Herald (1991 - current), and ten other Massachusetts newspapers.

Grolier Online -- 2 electronic encyclopedias-- New Book of Knowledge and Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia.  Articles in these encyclopedias link you to other articles and also to relevant web sites where you can find more information on your topic.

REMOTE ACCESS

These databases are also available from home. You can gain access to these resources from 
home by going to the Answers...To Go! web page made available from the Northeast 
Massachusetts Regional Library System:

http://www.nmrls.org/answers/dbmvlc.html

and enter your public library card number (from Methuen or any MVLC member library) 
where you are prompted for a patron or user number.

CITING SOURCES

     Using these links indicates the user is leaving 
the district server and that linked material
is not necessarily approved by the district.

Edited by Media Staff
11/05/04
Date last edited
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