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Hawaiian Plants-Web Resources

Begin your search by finding the scientific, Hawaiian, and common name of your plant using one of these websites:

Hawaiian Ethnobotany Online Database

Native Plants Hawai`i

Hawaiian Native Plant Propogation Database

Find Journal Articles

Use these databases to find peer reviewed journal articles:

ScienceDirect: Multi-disciplinary. [More ScienceDirect Help]

EBSCO Databases: Try Academic Search Premier, Agricola, and GreenFILE.

Google Scholar: If fulltext is not available, check the Kapiʻolani CC Journal Collection.

What is a Journal?


Additional Help

Evaluating sources (CRAAP Test)

Reading scholarly journal articles

APA Format and Citation Style

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Erica Dias
Hawaiian Resources Librarian
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