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Aloha! Welcome to the BOT 130: Plants in a Hawaiian Environment research libguide. On this libguide you will find lots of electronic and print resources that will help you to research your topics for this course. Below you will find a link to an activity that will help facilitate you through the research process. Learn how to pick a topic, choose appropriate keywords, and search through some relevant databases. The link will lead you to a google doc. Once you have the doc open, head to the toolbar and select "File" from there, move your cursor down to "Make a copy". Once you've made a copy of the doc and saved it to your personal drive, you'll be able to edit the doc with your topic and keywords. If you have any questions, feel free contact myself, or any of the librarians at Leeward Library!
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Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database
This online database hosted by the Bishop Museum provides information on a wide range of native plants including their physical attributes and cultural significance.
Native Plants Hawaiʻi
NPH is a comprehensive and searchable knowledgebase that seeks to promote the understanding and use of native Hawaiian plants.
Native Hawaiian Gardner
Serves as a second edition to the original "A Native Hawaiian Garden".
Hawaiian Native Plant Propagation Database
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources from the University of Mānoa database containing propagation techniques for selected indigenous and endemic plants.
"In a nutshell the website is an effort to gather a substantial body of the basic information on Hawaiʻi’s terrestrial ecosystems and species biodiversity, and to attempt a brief summary for some categories of information."
Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History query tool to access information on Hawaiian vascular plants from a taxonomic or geographical perspective at a variety of levels of detail.
Ethnobotany of the Ahupuaʻa
This database describes the plant species introduced by the first Polynesian settlers. It explains how they used their plants to maintain their lifestyles and how they used their skills to manage their "`āina" (land). Most of the plants introduced were those species that provided for their basic survival necessities: food plants, fiber plants, medicinal and other plants of economic values.
Pacific Science is an international, multidisciplinary journal reporting research on the biological and physical sciences of the Pacific basin.
College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR)
Since 1907, the college has published over 8000 documents, exclusive of faculty articles published in journals or chapters in books, under various imprimaturs, including the Hawaii Agricultural Experiment Station, the Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service, and the Hawaii Institute of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources.
Books & Ebooks
Canoe Plants of Hawaiʻi
Canoe Plants of Ancient Hawaii tracks the path of various important plants carried in voyaging canoes crisscrossing Oceania, and finally to the middle of the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii.