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HIST288: Biography and Historiography in the Pacific

Resources and techniques for biographical research of Pacific peoples

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.

Digital Repositories

There are many institutions with digital repositories where you can find a wealth of Pacific research content. These repositories are full-text searchable, so a good strategy is to do multiple searches with different combinations of keywords.