The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections are "closed stack" collections. In order to use materials in these collections, you first need to find them in the library's online catalog (see search instructions below) and then request them using our online paging system. How you request the materials varies slightly depending on whether you are searching in OneSearch or Voyager -- if you are unfamilair with requesting materials, see the instructions below; for more on the difference between OneSearch and Voyager, see the Basic Research Checklist below.
Use these subject headings to narrow your search in Voyager, via a "Subject Browse" in Basic search mode. For a more general list of useful Pacific-related subject headings, click here:
Maori (New Zealand People) in literature
Maori (New Zealand People) in film
Maori (New Zealand people) Ethnic Identity
New Zealand literature Maori authors
New Zealand literature 20th century
English literature Maori authors
For works about a specific author, use "Subject Browse" by author's last name:
You can also search more broadly for works from (and about) the Pacific region:
Islands of the Pacific in literature
Oceania in literature
Pacific Island literature History and criticism
Mouse over link for database description. See also the Pacific Collection's "Selected Databases" page for other heavily used sources of Hawaii/Pacific information.
Generally speaking, all Hawaiʻi- and Pacific-related library research begins with two major steps: 1) Check the Library's holdings for major works (book-length works, including dissertations and theses; "grey literature" (things like academic papers that may not have been published); and films); 2) check databases and other resources for published journal articles. These searches will usually require you to use a mix of "controlled vocabulary" (more on this below) and keyword searches -- it's a good idea to think about key words and topics before you start searching.
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).
*Note: The Hawaii-Pacific Journal Index is also searched as part of the standard OneSearch package -- below instructions are useful if you want to search the database separately.
4. Google Books