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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.

PRE-COLUMBIAN LINKS

Most materials on pre-Columbian civilization (the Aztec, Inca, and Maya civilizations) will be in 972 and 985 in both the numbered and reference sections in the Media Center. To find other books in the MHS Media Center, open Spectrum (the electronic card catalog) located on the student desktop. Type in the topic you want to search.

Some subject headings you can search for are:

Incas--History
Indians of South America--Peru
America--Discovery and exploration--Spanish
Mayas--Antiquities
Indians of Central America
Mayas
Aztecs
Mexico--Antiquities
Central America--Antiquities

Some titles we have are:

972 
BEN
Benson, Elizabeth P. The Maya World. New York: Crowell, c1967.
972 
BER
Berdan, Frances F. The Aztecs. New York: Chelsea House, c1989.
972 
BOO
Boone, Elizabeth Hill, and Doray, Maryse. The Aztec World. Washington, D.C.: 
Smithsonian/St. Remy, c1994.
972 
CUL
Culbert, T. Patrick. Maya Civilization. Montreal: St. Remy Press, c1993.
985 
BLA
Blassingame, Wyatt. The Incas and the Spanish Conquest. New York: 
Messner, c1980.
985.019
NIS
Nishi, Dennis. The Inca Empire. San Diego, CA: Lucent Books, c2000.

SELECTED WEB SITES

Mexico Pre-Columbian History
http://www.mexonline.com/precolum.htm
Provides information on the Aztecs, Maya, Mexico, Olmecs, Toltec, Zapotecs & other 
Pre-European cultures.

Mystery of the Maya
http://www.civilization.ca/civil/maya/mminteng.html
Extensive information on the Maya with active links in the articles and information about the 
IMAX movie of the same name. Lots of visuals.

Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico
http://www.ambergriscaye.com/pages/mayan/aztec.html
Very long paper on the conquest of Mexico purporting to be from the Aztec point of view.

The Americas, From Eskimo to the Incas
http://www.fsmitha.com/h3/h16-am.htm
A chapter from a book on world history from the 8th to the 16th centuries. Several paragraphs 
on each of the 3 major pre-Columbian empires--the Aztecs, the Mayas, an the Incas..

The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
http://www.raingod.com/angus/Gallery/Photos/SouthAmerica/Peru/IncaTrail/index.html
A virtual walking tour of the trail and the ancient Inca site, Macho Picchu. There are excellent 
descriptions of the trial itself, of Machu Picchu and stunning photos you can click to enlarge.

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.

     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
10/18/05
Date last edited
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