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HWST 275 - Wahi Pana: Mythology of the Hawaiian Landscape: Additional Resources

Information resources for HWST 275 and beyond.

Selected Local Research Collections

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.

Additional Tips

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. 

Depicts sample search

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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