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Hawaii Newspapers: Research Guide

About This Guide

In Hawaiʻi, 1,250 newspaper titles were published between 1834 and 2000. The majority of newspaper content that we still have today are available on microfilm, a few are available in paper and a select few newspapers have been converted to digital formats. 

This guide includes information about Hawai'i newspapers that are available online, in print, and/or on microfilm at the UHMC Library. 

Most Frequently Used

Maui News

The Maui News is newspaper covering the island of Maui which is published three times a week. The paper includes local news, sports, weather, wedding announcements, obituaries, and classified ads.

Note: Please ask our library staff for assistance with current articles that are behind a paywall or for back newspaper issues on microfilm.

  • Full Text Articles Online - August 29, 2004 - present

  • Full Text Articles Online - Feb. 17, 1900 - Dec. 29, 1922

Chronicling America: The Maui News

  • Full Text Articles on Microfilm - 1900 - 12/31/2016

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Indexes available:

1900 - 1973
The Index to The Maui News (this is a three volume set) - [Call Number: AI21 .M3 1985]

  • Volume 1 covers 1900-1932
  • Volume 2 covers 1933-1950
  • Volume 3 covers 1951-1973

[Graphic] The Index to The Maui News is now online

View all three volumes of The Index to The Maui News online at:

Newspaper Databases

Newspaper Source Plus

Includes more than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. Newspaper Source Plus also features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts. Good for current events. Links to full-text Honolulu Star-Advertiser articles for local research.


Hawaii Newspapers (in ProQuest) [on-campus use only]

Includes back issues and up to the day before current, as shown below:

Hawaiian Language Newspapers

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