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HWST 207: Mālama Ahupuaʻa: Discovering Resources

This guide was created for the students of HWST 207 in Spring 2017.

Searching Staples

  1. Evaluate each repository / collection for purpose & intent, scope, and type of materials.
  2. Build context and breadth into your searches: hala vs. lau hala vs. lauhala vs. ulana lauhala
  3. Use quotations to search for phrases: "malama aina" vs. malama aina
  4. Use * (or sometimes ! or ?) to truncate searches: hawaii* searches for hawaii, hawaiian, hawaiians
  5. Use filters (e.g. date, type, subject) to narrow search results
  6. Re-order results by date, relevance, or title if needed
  7. Use Email, Print, Cite tools if needed

Searching Exercise

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