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Teaching Oceania: Open Access Resources

This guide provides access to freely available online resources, and is intended for students and instructors of Pacific Islands Studies and related fields.

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.


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.

Online news sites

These links lead to the online versions of Pacific newspapers and magazines. Some are or were also published in print form.


Journals, Magazines and Newsletters

(Includes academic/peer reviewed journals and "popular press" publications)