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Journal Article Databases
History Reference Center (EBSCO)
Offers full text from more than 1,620 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for more than 150 leading history periodicals, nearly 57,000 historical documents, more than 78,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 113,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
A multi-disciplinary database that provides full-text for over 8,500 journals. This is the major database for UH system users that covers multiple subjects. You must have a valid UH student number to access off-campus.
JSTOR is available through the Hawaii State Public Library System. You must have a library card number and PIN to access.
Hawaiian Journal of History
"First published in 1967, this is an annual scholarly journal devoted to original articles on the history of Hawai‘i, Polynesia, and the Pacific area. Each issue includes articles on a variety of subjects; illustrations; book reviews; notes and queries; and a bibliography of Hawaiiana titles of historical interest."
Primary Sources on the Web
Britannica Original Sources
A compilation of more than 420,000 primary source documents, complete books, and authentic images for research in World History, U.S. History, Political Science, Law, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Philosophy, Religion, and Languages.
Using Primary Sources on the Web
From the American Library Association.
UH Center for Oral History
Online transcripts of all the Center's oral history projects, including:
The 1924 Filipino Strike on Kauai
Koloa: An Oral History of a Kauai Community
A large archive of manuscripts, pamphlets, photographs, maps, sound recordings, books, motion pictures organized by theme, subject, and original format.
The Making of America
From Cornell University, this digital archive contains scanned pages of books and journals from the antebellum period through reconstruction.
An essential tool to find background information on research topics. Search > 838 reference books, including encyclopedias, dictionaries, thesauri, and quotations, as well as 200,000+ images. Must use UH login and password to access off-campus.
Featured Film: The Bomb
The Bomb (2016)explores how what started as simple scientific curiosity ultimately resulted in a weapon capable of ending civilization. From PBS 1 hr. 54 min. Available thru Films on Demand. Requires UH user name & password.
Films On Demand - American History
Films on Demand offers online access to 720 films related to American History. Here is a sample of the types of films that are available. Go to the Films on Demand Subject - History page for a full listing of titles.
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