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POLS/SUST 387: Politics of the Ocean

Pacific Historic Newspapers Online

Both the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections have a great many historic newspapers, dating from the 19th century through present. Many are in microfilm, and most have not been indexed, meaning that if you're searching for a specific event, your only option may be to go to the microfilms and begin reading papers dating from the period you're interested in. However, some have been digitized, and in these cases are searchable and readable online.

Online Individual Titles (Licensed for UHM Use Only)

Open-Access Honolulu Newspapers

The more frequently used current newspapers and news sources in Honolulu are listed here (see also Honolulu Star-Advertiser database above).

Honolulu Civil Beat
Online only. Started in May 2010. Focuses on Hawaiʻi politics, economy, education, social issues and other "civic affairs." Publishes up to six original articles per day.
Current access: The Civil Beat site allows users to access articles. If your use is frequent, the site will require creation of an account and at some point a subscription for continuing access. The library has not been able to establish a subscription to this site.
Historical access: Civil Beatʻs Archive lists old articles by date. The site also has a search box.

Hawaii Reporter
Online only. Started in 2002. Focuses on Hawaiʻi politics, government, education, business, from a relatively conservative perspective. From the Hawaii Reporter's website: "Though Hawaii Reporter publishes all points of view, the publication features many local and national columnists and contributors, the vast majority who are free market oriented."
Current access: Hawaii Reporter website.
Historical access: Hawaii Reporter archive.

Honolulu Weekly
Started in 1991; publication discontinued in 2013. Focused on a broad spectrum of life in Honolulu, including politics, government, business, education, Hawaiian issues, entertainment. Relatively liberal perspective. Available online in full-text searchable format.

For information about other Hawaiʻi newspapers, current and historical, see the Newpapers in Hawaiʻi guide.


News Aggregators

News Aggregators

Websites that gather news from a variety of other sources. They generally feature the major news stories of the Pacific, so are a good place to start for most basic news research.