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Hawaiian & Polynesian Warfare: Research Tools

A guide to research methods, originally created for Hawaiian Pacific Studies 495A (UH-West Oahu)

Online Image Collections

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Print Resources

Click on the highlighted titles below to see where you can find copies of these books and journals in the Library. Check Locations! Items in the Voyager catalog marked UH Mānoa: Hamilton Pacific Reference or UH Mānoa: Hamilton Hawaiian Reference can be pulled directly off the reference shelves in the Hawaiian & Pacific reading room. For items marked UH Mānoa Hawaiian Collection or UH Mānoa Pacific Collection, request retrieval through the "Get This Item" link in Voyager. (Click here for instructions on how to request books using "Get This Item.") for information on how to search for library materials, click on the Research Strategies tab above.

Basic Reference Books

For Hawaiian and Pacific research, all of the same tools exist as for any other kind of research. There are region- and subject-specific dictionaries, encyclopedias, bibliographies, histories, newspapers, academic journals and etc. Below are a few examples, though many more exist. (For more information on finding additional sources, click the "Research Strategies" tab above.)

Selected Journals

Below is a selected list of major Pacific-related journals. Unless otherwise noted, all are included in the Hawaii-Pacific Journal Index. Articles on Pacific topics often appear in journals that aren't specifically about the Pacific -- for information on finding articles in non-Pacific journals, click on the "Research Strategies" tab above.

Online Journals

'The Dreamer' by Katherine Higgins (drawing)

To search for articles within the below journals, use the Hawaii/Pacific Journal Index. Titles marked by a double asterisk (**) are housed in subscription only databases, and are limited to access by UH-Mānoa affiliates. Mouse over titles for more information.