Use these subject headings to narrow your search in Voyager, via a "Subject Begins With" search in Basic search mode. For a more general list of useful Pacific-related subject headings, click here:
Islands of the Pacific--In literature
Oceania -- in literature
Pacific Island literature--History and criticism
Pacific Island literature (English)
Pacific Islands poetry (English)
Narrow searches further by island group:
Papua New Guinean literature (English)
Solomon Islands poetry (English)
For works about a specific author, use "Subject Begins With" by author's last name:
Holt, John Dominis
OneSearch includes the UH Voyager Catalog plus a huge index of academic journals on most topics. Also includes conference papers, maps, government documents, music scores, DVDs, archives & manuscripts, and more. OneSearch does not find everything that the library has, but it is a useful starting point for looking for a wide variety of material.
Generally speaking, all Hawaiʻi- and Pacific-related library research follows the same steps, in this order: 1) Search Voyager; 2) Search the Hawaii-Pacific Journal Index (HPJI); 3) search databases specific to your topic. The below outlines an overview process meant to get you started; in this context, Google Scholar and Google Books can be powerful supplements to Voyager and HPJI; however, when it comes time to doing a literature search for a Masterʻs Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation, be aware that Google Scholar/Books donʻt capture everything there is -- particularly in the realm of Hawaiʻi and the broader Pacific, where a huge portion of the relevant material has not yet been digitized (and may never be).
TIP: When searching for books BY a specific author, use the "Author (Last Name First)" search in Basic mode; when looking for books ABOUT an author, use the Subject Browse search in Basic mode (use last name first in this search as well).
4. Google Books
Mouse over link for database description. See also the Pacific Collection's "Selected Databases" page for other heavily used sources of Hawaii/Pacific information.
Australasian Literature online
Australasian Literature brings together creative works from throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Starting in the 1930s and spanning up to the present, works of fiction and poetry are cross searchable. Includes interviews.