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CATAPULTS, TREBUCHETS, ARTILLERY AND OTHER LAUNCH SYSTEMS--  SELECTED RESOURCES 

Keeley Library    January 23, 2001
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    BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT CATAULTS

    in World Book Encyclopedia. Chicago:  World Book, 2001 
    Ref. 031 W927 1990 v.3
     in Academic American Encyclopedia. Danbury, CT:Grolier, 1986        Ref. 031 E56A 1999 v. 4
    Stroop, Paul D. "Catapult"  World Book v.3 "Catapult"  v. 4 

    CATAPULTS  BROWSING GUIDE
    See our guide,Finding Your Way in the Library, and our Library Floor Plan to locate books on the shelves.

    940.1   Middle Ages  608's  Inventions
    355's   Military History/Weapons  Need to add more call number ranges here..

    sailscat.gif (2318 bytes)To locate items in our library network, search our New WebCat™using the following subjects.
    Catapult Engines of War Ballista Greece--MIlitary Antiquities
    Rome--Military Antiquities Weapons--History Military Engineering--History .

    SELECTED REFERENCE BOOKS
    The call  number for each will bring you to the general area for that subject.

    World of Invention Ref.  608 W927 1994
    Vandervoort, Kurt.  "Ballistics" Gale Encyclopedia of Science, volume 1 New York: Gale Research, 1996 pp.395-397 Ref. 503 G151 1996 v.1 
    Hagen, John P. et al.  "Ballistics" McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science, volume 2  New York:McGraw-Hill Book Co.,1987 Ref. 503 M147 1987
    "Ballistics" New Encyclopedia of Science, v.2 Milwaukee:Raintree Publishers,  Ref. 503 N532
    Books in Circulating Collection
    Castle at War, the Story of a Siege 940.1 L283 1993
    World of Castles and Forts 355.709 D274 1996
    Medieval Castle 940.1 N224 1998
    World of the Medieval Knight 940.1 G776 1996`
    Add more titles about artilery, etc. .

    PERIODICALS AND NEWS ARTICLES ONLINE

    SIRS NEWSPAPER AND PERIODICAL REPRINTS: INFOTRAC  WEB ONLINE PERIODICALS DATABASE ELECTRIC LIBRARY
     As members of SAILS, Durfee  students and teachers can access SIRS, INFOTRAC AND ELECTRIC LIBRARY, both  from library workstations, and from home. From home or a school lab computer, go to SAILS  Databases . You will need your library barcode when dialing from a home computer or a lab.

    WEB SITES

    PBS Compainion Web Site to Secrets of Lost Empires:Medieval Siege Teacher's Guide: Medieval Siege: Fling It
    Smith College Museum of Ancient Inventions Trebuchet Triggers
    Trebuchet Simulators How do Trebuche's Work?  (from Gray's Trebuchet site)

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    Jane Constant, Reference Librarian
    Keeley Library, B.M.C.Durfee High School of Fall River
    September, 1978  to  June, 2001