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Native Hawaiian Health Summer Bridge: Lāʻau Hawaiʻi

Web Resources

Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database

A database of endemic Hawaiian and introduced plants and their uses. Includes info about famous locations, mele, ʻōlelo noʻeau, and kino lau.

Native Plants Hawai'i

An online knowledgebase of endemic and indigenous plants of Hawaiʻi. Includes info about plant characteristics, pests and diseases, growth requirements, and uses.

Plants of Hawaii

Images of 2,500 species from the personal collection of biologists Forest & Kim Starr. All images are free to use, with attribution.

Hawaiian Medicinal Plants

A compilation of plants which are known to have been used by the Hawaiians for medicinal purposes (includes introduced and endemic plants).


There are a few Hawaiian health-related videos available in the library. Use Voyager to search to find videos.

Featured videos:

Hawaiian Language Dictionaries

Search Hawaiian Dictionaries online to look up Hawaiian words.

Or, you can check out the following dictionaries from the Library: