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The moku (districts) of Oʻahu (click to see a map of the ahupuaʻa of each district):





Hawaiʻi Island


Land Divisions: maps & names 
ʻAhupuaʻa and ʻIli names. historic maps

Kīpuka Database
Geographical information system (GIS) that utilizes the latest mapping technologies to provide a window into native Hawaiian land, culture and history.

Moʻolelo: Find stories/legends - Hawaiian Legends Index

Search here to help you locate myths and legends indexed in 77 books.   

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appear somewhere in Subject

Print edition also available in the Hawaiʻi & Pacific Reference section.

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Nā Makani & Nā Ua: Winds & Rains

Nā Mele: Place Names in Song & Chant


Newspaper Articles


Honolulu Star-Advertiser (ProQuest Database)
           Full text access to articles from:
           Honolulu Star-Advertiser (6/7/10 - present)
           Honolulu Advertiser (11/20/02-5/13/10)
           Honolulu Star-Bulletin )11/26/91-6/6/10)

Civil Beat (online newspaper)


Chronicling America: Hawaiʻi English-language Newspapers (1836-1922)

Papakilo Database: Search Hawaiian-language newspapers (1834-1948), Mahele records, and more

Hawaiʻi Newspaper Index


Search these indexes of Honolulu newspapers going back to 1929.  

1989-currentHawaiʻi Newspaper Index Online

1929-1988: Index to the Honolulu Advertiser and
                      Honolulu Star-Bulletin (Print;
                      Located in the Hawaiian
                      Reference Collection)

1929-1967Online access to index

Once you find a citation to an article in the index, you must then go to the newspaper microfilm to find the full-text.  Newspaper Microfilm is available at selected public libraries, including Kaimukī Public Library, and UH-Mānoa Hamilton Library.

1840-1944: Bob Krauss Research Index
                      an index of select English-language
                      newspapers from Hawaiʻi,
                      links to full-text if available online


Journal & Magazine Articles

Citation Help

MLA Citation Guide for books and ebooks (including ebooks from Ulukau).

MLA Citation Guide for articles

MLA Citation Guide for websites.

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