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Hawaiian Culture - Books & eBooks

  • Use our library's online search tool to find books at Kapiʻolani CC and other UH System Campuses.
  • See below for a selection of Kapiʻolani CC books located in the Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection (1st floor toward the back right).

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Ulukau: The Hawaiian Electronic Library

Use to find eBooks on Hawaiian culture, history, and language.


Hawaiian Legends Index

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

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Print edition also available in the Hawaiian Reference section

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Hawaiian Mythology Research Guide

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Use these databases to find journal articles:

Pacific Science 
Research on the biological and physical sciences of the Pacific basin.

The Hawaiian Journal of History 
Devoted to orginal articles  on the history of Hawaiʻi, Polynesia, and the Pacific area. 

Intellectual works and unique collections of the UHM academic community.

Digital institutional repository for the University of Hawaiʻi community and researchers around the world.

Hawaiʻi & Pacific Journal Index
Index to magazines and journals published in or about Hawaiʻi & the Pacific (citations only).

Thrum's Hawaiian Annual (1875-1923)
Statistics on business, population, government, weather, geography; Articles on a wide variety of topics. 

Papakilo Database
Online documents of culturally significant places, events, history of Hawaiʻi

State of Hawaiʻi Data Book
Annual report of statistics in Hawaiʻi, including data on land use, geography, agriculture, fishing, etc.

Over 2,000 full-text scholarly journals in science, technology, and medicine, as well as social sciences, arts, and humanities. [More ScienceDirect Help]

PubMed Central
Fulltext access to over 2.6 million articles.

EBSCO Databases
Try Academic Search Premier, Agricola, and GreenFILE. [More EBSCO Help]

Scientific research, global news, and commentary. [More Science Help]

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

Find Newspaper Articles