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DOE-Hawaiian Studies Kupuna Program: 4. Journal and Magazine Articles

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    • Enclose phrases in quotation marks: "indigenous scholarship"
    • Use * (or sometimes ! or ?) to truncate words: hawaii* searches for hawaii, hawaiian, hawaiians
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    • If it's still not found online, check our library to see if we have a paper subscription to the journal. Search Hawaii Voyager, and use the "Journal Title Begins With" search option.
    • If all of that fails, and if you have time, ask us to get a copy of it for you from another library.

    Indexes to Articles in Magazines and Journals

    Indexes to Articles in Journals

    Journals

    Journals are written at the academic or technical level, and are considered scholarly, in-depth, specialized. Examples of journals:

    Magazines

    Magazines provide general information, and are considered "popular", non-scholarly, and secondary. Examples of magazines: