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HIST 284 - History of Hawai'i: Reference Sources

Getting Started

The first steps in research are to get familiar with your topic and discover keywords. To do this, search:

1. Wikipedia
2. Hawai'i History Reference Books 
3. Hawai'i History Pictorial Books


What is Wikipedia?

  • A Free Online Encyclopedia written by everyday people

Why Wikipedia? 

  • Basic Overview of Topic
  • Discover Keywords
  • Follow Links and References

Should I use Wikipedia as a source in my research paper?

  • NEVER! Instead, You need to find credible, scholarly sources

CLICK HERE to start your Wikipedia search

Hawaii History Reference Books

Hawai'i History Pictorial Books

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