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Philippine Collection

The Philippine Collection at the University of Hawai'i has research and rare materials in various formats that support the programs of the Center for Philippine Studies. Materials collected focus on the Philippines and Filipinos in the social sciences and humanities, primarily in English (the dominant language of printed mass media, academia and government), Filipino (Tagalog), Ilokano, Spanish, and various other Filipino language materials are acquired selectively.

Where is the Philippine Collection at UHM?
The general materials are integrated into the  Asia (English & other western languages) Collections of Hamilton Library on the 3rd and 4th floors. Hamilton Library's floor plans are available here.

Please use the Hawaii Voyager Online Catalog to identify the resources you need.

Getting Started With Your Research

 Finding Print & AV Materials
Hawaii Voyager Online Catalog
One Search Manoa 
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Traveling to the Philippines

Finding Articles

Searching for Articles in Scholarly Journals at the UHM Library 

Use the Online Databases through the UHM Library 
(Valid UHM username and password are required)

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Click Databases under "Research Support."

Step 3: Here are some databases that you can use for your research.

The premier business and management database providing extensive coverage of North America and the world.

  • Academic Search Complete 
    Provides full text for 3,288 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, and ethnic studies.
  • Alt-PressWatch
Alt-PressWatch is a full text database comprised of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press. Current coverage includes approximately 100 titles going back to 1995. NOTE: Only 2 users allowed at one time. If you cannot login, try again later.

The CIPPA database provides a selective indexing of articles found in over one hundred popular magazines, journals and leading newspapers published from 1988 to the present.

Proquest digital dissertation database. Includes bibliographic citations for the doctoral and masters work of authors from 1,000 graduate schools and universities dating back to 1861. Citations for dissertations from 1980 forward include abstracts, and from 1997 on full-text is available for over 100,000 titles deposited with UMI.

Search over 10,000 full text journals in more than 50 EBSCOhost databases covering all subjects.

Other Helpful Online Search Tools

  • Education About Asia
    Association for Asia Studies (AAS) Education About Asia (EAA) access. Free Registration is required to access approximately 900 articles from all thirty-seven back issues of Education About Asia from 1996–2008! Browse or search Tables of Contents.
  • Google Scholar
    Search the entire open access articles/books and UHM Only databases. Make sure you have set up your preference to the UHM Library. For more inf for the setting
  • US Gov't report/article Search
    Search to retrieve reports, articles, and citations by simultaneously searching across multiple databases of the US Government.

Your Librarian

Elena Clariza

Philippine Studies Librarian

Asia Reference Desk Hours

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.