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General - Books & eBooks

Use Hawai`i Voyager to find books and DVDs at KCC and other UH System Campuses. 
Need help finding books at KCC other UH Libraries?

Also browse this Hawaiian Place Names Resource Guide for more book recommendations.


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.   

Search for:


appear somewhere in Subject

Print edition also available in the Hawaiian Reference section

Need help? Click here.

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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