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Geography 365: Geography of the Pacific: Reference Shelf

An introduction to researching the cultural, political and economic geography of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia (minus Hawai'i).

Online Bibliographies

The Pacific Collection also holds print bibliographies for virtually every Pacific country and subject -- most are not available to read online, but the physical copy can be found via OneSearch.

Selected Internet Reference Sources

General reference texts

When thinking about Pacific research, it's useful to remember that every kind of reference work you've ever used for other research topics -- dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, etc. -- also exists for the Pacific. Below are a sampling of general reference texts that cover all regions of Oceania, along with a few examples of items for specific countries. There are similar texts in our collection that focus either on one of the three cultural regions (Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia) or on specific island groups. Items with double asterisks (**) may be of particular interest.

UHM Pacific digital image collections

Online Journals

Mouse over link for details (and be warned that the majority of Pacific journals are not available online).