Use these exploration encyclopedias for an overview of your topic or person, for definitions and explanations, and for lists of suggested readings. Ask at the reference desk for other suggestions. All are shelved in Reference, Neilson Level 1 North.
Encyclopedia of Exploration to 1800: A Comprehensive Reference Guide to the History and Literature of Exploration, Travel and Colonization...
Call Number: ref G 80 .H68 2003
Encyclopedia of exploration, 1800 to 1850.
Call Number: ref G 80 .H678 2004
Encyclopedia of Exploration, 1850 to 1940: The Oceans, Islands and Polar Regions.