HWST 107: Resources
Nā Puke Wehewehe (Dictionaries)
Use Hawaiian Dictionaries online to look up Hawaiian words.
Or, check out the following dictionaries from the Library:
Nā Puke (Books)
Note: When reading these titles, be sure to pay attention to any footnotes or references that may lead you to other useful resources on your topic.
Resources available through the Library
Use Primo One Search to search for books, articles, and media (videos, DVDs & CDs) on your topic. This searches mostly everything available through the library.
Remember to try different keywords and combinations of keywords to help in your searches. You may also want to try searching in English and ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi - depending on your topic, this may give you different search results.
Find Resources Online
Use the following databases to search for Hawaiian newspapers available online.
Ulukau: The Hawaiian Electronic Library
A digitized collection of books, newspapers, genealogical indexes, and curriculum resources in Hawaiian and in English.
Includes various collections related to historically and culturally significant places, events, and documents in Hawaiʻi's history. Includes digitized archival records, including Māhele land documents, genealogy indexes, reports (e.g. SHPD), and over 58,000 pages of Hawaiian language newspapers. Papakilo allows you to search in a number of ways, including: Location, Genealogy, Mahele Records, or Newspapers.
Hawai‘i's official archive for historic film and video filmed in, or about, Hawaiʻi. Search or browse their digitized collections and watch clips online. Then, if you'd like to see the full video for any clips, contact the archive at email@example.com and they'll send you a private link to the streaming video online (note: this service is free!).
Bishop Museum's Ethnology Database
Includes more than 70,000 objects from throughout Hawai‘i and the Pacific region. Photographs and detailed information are available for more than 2,000 objects online
Maps, Aerial Photos, and GIS (MAGIS)
Over 200,000 maps, with emphasis of Hawaiʻi, Asia, and the Pacific.
A geographical information system (GIS) that utilizes the latest mapping technologies to provide a window into native Hawaiian land, culture and history. Kipuka links historic data sets to geographic locations. This database was created by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
Hawaiian Legends Index
The following streaming videos are available online 24/7 for UHMC students, faculty, and staff with UH login.
Please note that it may take a few minutes to load the video.
Citations can feel tedious sometimes but it is important to credit the sources you use in your research. Not to worry, there are resources to help you. Review the Citing Sources guide to get started with citation basics and style guides.