Selected Reference Resources

  • Handbook of North American Indians. (Smithsonian). Book Stacks E77 .H25

  • The Oxford encyclopedia of maritime history. Reference VK15 .O84 2007

  • Merchant Vessels of the United States Ref HE565.U5A27 1906-1994 in paper

  • Encyclopedia of Underwater and Maritime Archaeology Ref CC77.U5E53 1998

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Related Web Links

  • Advisory Council on Underwater Archaeology: Information on underwater archaeology; legislative updates; education and organizations; and links to sites of further information.

  • Institute of Nautical Archaeology: Exploring humankind's seafaring past under water and on land.

  • The Mariners' Museum: The largest maritime museum in North America.

  • Maritime Archaeological and Historical Society: Established for the purpose of enhancing public awareness and fostering appreciation for the significance of historic shipwrecks and other submerged cultural resources.

  • Pacific Studies WWW Virtual Library : Academic directory of online and print resources includes historical information, maps and atlases, unpublished manuscripts, bibliographies, and mailing lists. Coverage includes Melanesia, Micronesia, Polynesia, Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, and other regions of the South Pacific. Searchable and browsable. A Virtual Library site.

  • Smith's Master Index to Maritime Museums: Directory of American Maritime Museums maintained by Robert H. Smith, former assistant to the chancellor of the University of California, San Diego (the home of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography) and vice-president of development at Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation, both in La Jolla, CA