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Pacific Linguistics: Basic Research Tools

A guide to basic Pacific-related linguistics research.

Online Linguistics Resources

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Basic Reference Books

Click on the highlighted titles below to see where you can find copies of these books 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 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. Two very good starting points for general information:

Image Collections

These image collections cover a wide array of topics and time periods, and may be of use when researching background on specific countries. Note: The George Grace Linguistic Research and Slides of Melanesia site (which is the source for above photo, see link below) also contains