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 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