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Introduction and Purpose

Aloha mai kākou!

This guide was created for people doing research with ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi/Hawaiian language sources. It is not a comprehensive guide, but is compiled so researchers may have an understanding of the kinds of materials available broadly, and specifically at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. With this in mind it should be noted that the largest repository of materials in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi is held at the Hawaiian Mission Children's Society in Honolulu.

While more and more efforts have been made to make materials digitally available, at this time the majority of works are still in hard copy. This guide contains links to some items that are available digitally, but usually points to University of Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog records.

Tabs: The division of materials into subjects such as moʻolelo, kānāwai, etc … are not hard organizing divisions. Something may be classified as moʻolelo but could as easily contain many mele or oli, and at the same time be compiled from articles from the nūpepa. These tabs are guides and not meant to limit the interconnectedness of research in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi.