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2015 Hawaiʻi and Pacific Displays: April/May - Mauna Kea

Missed one of our Hawaiʻi and Pacific displays? Check here to see what was displayed and how you can find more information.

Finding articles @ UHWO

As a reminder, these databases are restricted for use by UHWO students, faculty, and staff. Try doing a search for "Mauna Kea AND thirty meter telescope" or "Mauna Kea AND telescope*". If you want more recent results, limit the date range.

Finding books and e-books @ UHWO

Use OneSearch or Voyager to find books or other items in the UHWO Library and throughout the UH System. See example subject headings below:


Books from the display:

Internet Resources

Because the thirty-meter telescope on Mauna Kea is such a controversial issue, you will be able to find a lot of information on the internet, however; be sure to evaluate your resource before citing it by looking at:

  • Authorship: Is the author identified? What are the author’s credentials? For example, does the site include the author's position and institutional affiliation? Is the organization the author represent an educational institution (sites ending with .edu) or government agency (sites ending with .gov).
  • Accuracy: Can the data be verified from other sources? Does the author have an obvious bias?
  • Audience: Is the site intended for scholars or professionals, for lay people, or for students?
  • Currency: Does the Web site include the date it was created and/or updated? Are the links current?
  • Coverage: Does the site state its intended scope? Is it designed to cover an entire subject, or to give detailed information on one aspect
  • Relative Value: How does it compare to other sources of similar information? Are there other more accurate or complete sources - possibly in print format? Does it have a lot of ads and/or pop-up?