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2015 Hawaiʻi and Pacific Displays: February/March - Pacific Mythology

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


Image from Hawaiian Photo Album.

In many Pacific cultures, mythology is more than just a collection of stories and legends but it encompasses a way of life, genealogy, history, and more.

For additional resources, check out the Hawaiʻi and Pacific Mythology LibGuide, see the Librarian at the Reference Desk, or use the chat reference!

Reference books

These books are located in the Hawaiʻi-Pacific Reference section and can only be used in the Library.

Find books and e-books


Use OneSearch or Voyager to find items in the UHWO Library or other libraries within the UH System. Try doing a subject search for Mythology, <island group name or specific island name> or <island group name or specific island name> Mythology. See the examples below:

The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections at Hamilton Library (UHM) has a number of resources about Pacific mythology, however; many of their items are "Library Use Only". This requires you to physically go to Hamilton Library and look at the item there. For more information on these collections, please click here.

Items from the display:

Find articles

Find scholarly articles and other resources using databases that the UHWO Library subscribes to. The database list below is not definitive and you may find resources in other databases that are not listed. For a complete list, please click here.

Note: These databases are restricted to UHWO students, faculty, and staff.

Open access resources

These resources do not require a subscription or login to access and are available to the public.