If searching for the legends of a particular place, use the following subject headings and the name of the country/territory within the Voyager Subject tab.
If looking for specific deities, try with keyword searching (playing with various spellings)
There are a few deities you can search for by subject search (see list below), but these appear to be limited to Polynesia/Hawaiʻi. However, most deities are mentioned within more general texts, so keyword searching is best in this case.
Outlined below is an overview process meant to get you started on your search. Often the best search strategy for finding Hawaiʻi and Pacific related material follows these six steps, in this order:
1) Look through the various reference sources compiled about this topic;
2) Search Voyager (books and media);
3) Search the Hawaii-Pacific Journal Index (HPJI) (journal and magazine articles);
4) Search OneSearch (books, media, journal and magazine articles);
5) Search online news sources;
6) Search Google Scholar (articles)/Google books (books).
Voyager - books and media catalogued and held at UH
1. Keyword searching
2. Subject Searching
Hawaii-Pacific Journal Index (HPJI) (for articles about Hawai'i and the Pacific)
Google Scholar (searching for articles in scholarly journals)
Google Books (searching full text within a book)