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Selected Local Research Collections
Directory of Historical Records Repositories in Hawai'i
This list includes information about each repository, such as address, hours, contact information, and a description of the types of records available.
eVols at UHM
"eVols is an open-access, digital institutional repository for the University of Hawaiʻi community and researchers around the world. The repository is a database with a set of services to capture, store, index, preserve and redistribute information in digital format. "
Hawaiian Historical Society
The Historical Society has a strong collection of early voyages and Hawaiian-language books. This collection also includes many unique manuscripts, as well as broadsides and pamphlets published in Hawaiʻi. It also contains one of the largest collections of Hawaiian language newspapers still available in physical form.
Hawaiian Legends Index
This revision of the 1989 edition includes over 1,000 new entries from twenty-six Hawaiian legend anthologies.
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge. You can quickly and easily locate dissertations and theses relevant to your discipline, and view the complete text in PDF format.
ScholarSpace at UHM
"ScholarSpace is an open-access, digital institutional repository for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa community. ScholarSpace stores the intellectual works and unique collections of the UH at Mānoa academic community and also provides a permanent web location for those accessing these resources."
Ulukau: The Hawaiian Electronic Library
Hawaiian-English dictionaries, Hawaiian language newspapers, Legacy Journal of Hawaiian Language Sources, Hawaiian genealogy indexes, Mahele data, place names, photos & more.
Interviewing an Expert
Contacting the Expert
- Call or email. Politely inform the person that you're a college student doing research for a presentation, project or paper, and that you hope they might have a few minutes to talk with you about your topic. Have your calendar on hand as you set up your appointment. Now is a good time to ask if they'll mind if you bring a recording device along.
Before the Interview
- Prepare a few questions. You might start with their name (including spelling) and position title. Have a few focused, open-ended questions.
Conducting the Interview
- Strive to have a conversation. People like to talk about what they know, but don't appreciate getting drilled.
After the Interview
- Thank your interviewee, and ask if you may contact them again if you have any further questions.
- Write down what you learned and flesh out your notes as soon as you can.
- Send a thank you card or email.
Find UH Dissertations & Theses
Use the Library Catalog Advanced Search tab to find dissertations and theses in the UH System libraries.
1. Enter the search term THES? and select the Dissertation Note search option.
2. On the second line, enter a subject or major.
For example, to find dissertations or theses on geography:
a. Enter [thes?] and choose [Dissertation Note]
b. Enter [geography] on the second line.
You can be more specific by entering an author's name or other keywords on the third line, or by scrolling down the page to enter a range of publication years.
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