Hawai‘i-related Sources


OneSearch – includes “Hawaii” or a Hawaii-specific term as a keyword. OneSearch includes many articles, books, and other resources.

UH Manoa Library Hawaiian Special Collection — retrospective and current materials pertaining to Hawai‘i.

Ulukau — contains full-text books in Hawaiian and English and a Hawaii-English dictionary.

Hathi Trust — large collection of digital works, including books, articles, and images, on all subjects. Include “Hawaii” or a Hawaii-specific term as a keyword.

Hawaii State Public Library book collection — other resources are also available through the HSPL main page.

Newspapers on O‘ahu and Statewide

Honolulu Star Advertiser — Hawai‘i’s largest circulation newspaper that in June 2010 combined the two largest daily newspapers in Hawai‘i. The earlier newspapers, the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star Bulletin, must be accessed separately.

Honolulu Civil Beat— devoted to politics and local news. The first couple of articles are free, but a subscription is required for full access.

Pacific Business News — news site focusing on business in Hawai‘i.

Chronicling America (Library of Congress) – includes newspapers from Hawai‘i.

Honolulu Weekly (Archives) — now defunct weekly O‘ahu newspaper focused on arts, entertainment, and politics. Contains issues from 1991 – 2013.

Hawaii Star — independent online news service established in 1994.

The Pacific Islands Report — news affecting Pacific communities living in Hawai‘i. Use the “Archives” search to look for material from 1997 to present.

Newspapers focused on Neighbor Islands

Hawaii Tribune-Herald— the daily newspaper for Hawai‘i Island.

West Hawaii Today —news from Kona, Hawai‘i Island

The Garden Isle News — the daily newspaper for Kauai.

Molokai Dispatch — the daily newspaper for Molokai.

Lahaina News  — news from Lahaina, Maui.

Maui News — the daily newspaper for Maui.


Bob Krauss Research Index  — citations to articles from English-language newspapers from Hawai‘i. Not comprehensive, but extensive and covers well back into the 1800s.

Hawaii Newspaper Index — index to the Honolulu Advertiser, Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and Honolulu Star-Advertiser from 1989 to the present.

Hawai‘i Pacific Journal Index  — includes nearly 140 journals published in or about Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Coverage dates back to the 1890s.

Hawaiian Legends Index — subject access including include places, human characteristics, animals, geographical features to 77 publications of Hawaiian legends in English.

Films and Images

‘Ulu‘ulu — moving image archive of Hawai‘i.

Library of Congress — collections with film.

Community Resources

Bishop Museum

Hawai‘i Public Radio (HPR)— includes archives of audio articles.

Hawaii State Public Library — books, magazines, and other resources.

Hawaiian Mission Houses Museum

Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)

Government Sites

State of Hawai‘i Databook  — statistics on the social, economic, and political organization of our state.

Hawaii State Archives

Hawaii State Capitol

DBEDT — Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism.

DLNR — Hawaii State Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

City and County of Honolulu

NOAA — Federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

To search for government resources, try adding “site:gov” to your Google search.

University of Hawai‘i

UH Archives

College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) — focuses on plants and environment.

UH Institutional Research Office (IRO) — institutional data on the University of Hawai‘i

Ka Leo — the UH at Mānoa student newspaper. Selected past issues are available  via ScholarSpace

ScholarSpace — provides digital content created by the University of Hawai‘i community.

Research Guides from Hamilton Library


Hawaiian Language

Hawaiian Music

Local Research

Many others are listed in the Research Guides under “Hawaii”

General Databases that include Hawai‘i

Academic Search Complete

American History & Life  — covers the history and culture of the U.S. including some articles on Hawai‘i.

Google Scholar 

Hathi Trust — large collection of digital works, including books, articles, and images.


Project Muse

Web of Science — focuses on natural sciences.

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