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Newspapers have a long history in Hawai'i. The first newspaper published in Hawai'i was "Ka Lama Hawai'i" in 1834. Since then, there have been hundreds of newspapers published with thousands of articles spanning two centuries. Accessing the information landscape of Hawai'i's newspapers has changed drastically over the past few years. We now have databases that provide full-text access to contemporary and historic newspapers in Hawaiian and English, as well as databases that index newspaper articles.
1. Start looking in the print and online indexes for articles
2. Once you find an article you want, look for it in the full-text newspaper databases available online or on microfilm
WCC no longer has a microfilm collection. To view articles from the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin you will need to go to the Hawaii State Library or UH Mānoaʻs Hamilton library.
Print Indexes to Hawai'i's Newspapers
Online Indexes & Useful Websites
Hoʻolaupaʻi: Hawaiian Nūpepa Collection
A database of Hawaiian Language Newspapers printed from 1834-1948. One of the biggest strengths of this database is access to the full newspaper page. One of the limitations is only a small number of newspaper pages are full-text searchable.
US West Newsstream
Local coverage includes The Garden Island (Lihue),
25-Nov-1992 through 07-Aug-1997; Hawaii Business (Honolulu), 01-Jan-2016 through the present; Honolulu Advertiser, 01-Jan-1999 through 06-Jun-2010; Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 07-Jun-2010 through the present; and Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 18-Mar-1996 through 06-Jun-2010.
Windward Community College Library • 45-720 Keaʻahala Rd. • Kāneʻohe, HI 96744
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