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Aloha mai kākou! This is a resource guide created for PACS 108: Pacific Worlds, Introduction to Pacific Islands Studies taught by Dr. Line-Noue Kruse. If you have course-specific questions, please contact your instructor. Keep in mind that this is not a comprehensive list of resources but meant to be a starting point in your research. If you have questions about research, please feel free to contact me via email below!
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Free, digital textbooks about Oceania from the Center for Pacific Island Studies at UHM
Below is a list of library databases that you'll find access to Hawaiʻi-Pacific journal articles, books, and more. These resources are limited to UHWO students, faculty, and staff. Use your UH username and password to login.
This database delivers 68,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. AVON videos have been curated for an educational experience, and depth of content and breadth of content-types (such as documentaries, films, demonstrations, etc.).
This database provides faculty and students with a complete image resource in a wide array of subjects with the breadth and depth to add context beyond the confines of your discipline. This URL provides access to the public collection, but not the paid content in Artstor
Streaming ethnographic films, documentaries, feature films, and fieldwork regarding human culture, behavior and society, with a strong emphasis on indigenous issues and perspectives and a focus on Oceania, Australia, New Zealand.
To access HathiTrust as a University of Hawaii student, faculty or staff member, click on the yellow Log In button to the right of the screen and search partner institution for University of Hawaii. You can then log in with your UH username and password if you have not yet logged in today before continuing to HathiTrust as a UH member.
HathiTrust makes the digitized collections of some of the nation’s great research libraries available for all.
HathiTrust was initially conceived as a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the University of California system, and the University of Virginia to establish a repository for those universities to archive and share their digitized collections. Page images of works in the public domain in HathiTrust are open to all researchers - whoever and wherever they may be.