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Course & Topic Specific Guides
The following guides were developed for specific classes or topics.
General Reference Resources
These are some books about Hawaii and the Pacific that are available in our library's Hawaiʻi - Pacific collection.
Digital Libraries & Digital Collections
Ulukau: The Hawaiian Electronic Library
Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, is a digital library that provides access to hundreds of Hawaiian resources online, including (but not limited to) a genealogy index, a hawaiian place name collection, dictionaries, books and newspapers from 1834 to 1948.
'Ulu'ulu is Hawai'i's moving images archive. Its website provides access to several collections of digitized moving images depicting hawaiian history and culture.
Digital Archive Collections at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa
The Digital Archive Collections at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa provides web access to numerous Hawai'i and Pacific digital resources, including image, document and map collections. It also provides access to the following collections: Hawaiian Kalo Varieties Collection, Donald Angus Botanical Prints, Hawaii Karate Museum Digital Archives Collection and more.
Hawaii State Archives Photograph Collection
Digitized collection of more than 17,000 images held by Hawaii State Archives.
Hawai'i Mission Houses Virtual Collections
Public online access to an extensive collection of manuscripts and images including daguerreotypes and film negatives, quilts and furniture.
Newspapers, news & current issues resources
Chronicling America (historical newspapers)
Chronicling America is a Website providing access to information about historic newspapers and select digitized newspaper pages, and is produced by the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Select newspapers by State.
ProQuest US West Newsstream
Full-text articles from 270 news sources from Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. Includes the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and Hawaii Business. Off-campus access requires UH Web login.
Newspaper Source Plus
"... includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts."
Hawai'i Pacific Journal Index
An index of magazines and journals published in Hawai'i and the Pacific region. This is not a full-text database.
Bob Krauss Research Index
This index, created by Bob Krauss, is an index of English-language newspapers from Hawaiʻi from 1840 through 1944.
Pacific Islands Report
This website contains news from the Pacific region. It was developed and maintained by the Pacific Islands Development Program at the East-West Center. It has ceased publication as of 10/26/17
The Contemporary Pacific
The Contemporary Pacific provides coverage of contemporary issues and affairs in the Pacific region. The topics cover many disciplines. The most recent issues are only available to Leeward CC users in print at our library, all other issues are available online via Scholar Space.
Hoʻolaupaʻi : Hawaiian Nūpepa Collection
This is a collection of historic Hawaiian-language newspapers published between 1834 and 1948, and it is made available online by Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library.
Papakilo Database- Hawaiian Newspapers Collection
This is a digital collection of historic Hawaiian Newspapers, ranging from 1834 to 1980, that is made available through various collaborations and partnerships with the Awaiaulu, Bishop Museum, DL Consulting Ltd. & Ulukau. This database contains 11,934 issues comprising 58,612 pages and 379,918 articles.
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Guide created by: Soledad Lencinas
Academic Search Complete
A comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. Covers all subject areas.
Designed specifically for public libraries, this multidisciplinary database provides full text for more than 2,000 general reference publications with full text information dating as far back as 1922. Covering virtually every subject area of general interest, MasterFILE Complete also contains full text for more than 1,000 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 502,000 photos, maps & flags. This database is updated daily via EBSCOhost.
EBSCO eBook Collection
Search and view the full text of over 80,000 eBooks.
ScholarSpace (UH Open Access Digital Repository)
An open-access, digital institutional repository for the University of Hawaii at Manoa community. ScholarSpace stores the intellectual works and unique collections of the UH at Manoa academic community and also provides a permanent web location for those accessing these resources.
Open-access, digital institutional repository for the University of Hawaii community and researchers around the world. Contains material which the Library or the University digitizes as part of grant projects and digital library program initiatives.
The following electronic books are available to Leeward CC users. You can find more e-books about Hawaii and the Pacific in our electronic collections by searching in Primo, a research discovery tool that lets you search for materials from most of the collections available to Leeward Community College Library users.
Restoring paradise: rethinking and rebuilding nature in Hawaiʻi (by Robert J. Cabin) University of Hawaiʻi Press, 2013.