Main Subject Heading
When doing a keyword or subject browse search, the main subject headings will be useful in retrieving relevant results. Books about a language have subject headings that are constucted as follows:
Sub-headings can be added to a search as keywords for a more specific search, or following the main subject heading in a subject browse search. Start with your main subject heading, and then any of the following:
Finding Pacific language material held at the UHM collection is a two-step process:
1. Find the unique 3-letter code in one of three ways:
2. Input the 3-letter code into the search box below:
A new page will open listing all the publications that are written in or include examples of that language.
If you want to search a different language, enter the new 3-letter code into this same search box above. (The search box at the top of the pop-up database will not have the same search functions).
This search function was made possible by a 3-year NEH grant "Making Pacific language Materials Discoverable"
Use OneSearch to search for books, articles, and electronic resources about Pacific languages.
We recommend using the terms (subject headings) suggested in the box to the left. If there is no establish subject heading for your language, do multiple keyword searches for each variation of the language name.
This resource is created by the Arc Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, and is a visual representation of the data held in Open Language Archives Community (OLAC). UHM language data is held in OLAC, so this map is also a different way to find UHM language material.
Zoom in on the country/territory you are interested in. The closer you zoom in, the more distinct languages appear.
Well documented languages are marked in yellow, moderately documented languages in grey, and languages with very little documentation in black. These distinctions may help you decide which language to research.
Clicking on the marker and then the "more information" will result in a list of resources written in or about that language.