Before you Google, begin your research with the library's subscription databases. These databases will help you locate full text journal, magazine, and newspaper articles.
Directions for How to find Honolulu Newspaper Articles from 1929-Present
The Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin are available through the library in two formats, online and in microfilm.
Full-text articles from the Star-Bulletin are available online from March 18, 1996-present. Full-text articles from the Advertiser are available online from November 30, 2002-present in the Library's Honolulu Newspapers database. Any articles written prior to these dates can only be access through the library's microfilm collection.
To find articles in the microfilm there are two indices. The Hawaii Newspaper Index, an online index, has the index for articles from 1989 to the present. The Index to the Honolulu Advertiser and Honolulu Star-Bulletin books are available in the library's Hawaii Pacific Reference Collection and index articles from 1929-1994.
The current newspaper, Honolulu Star-Advertiser, is only available online beginning from 2010 in the Honolulu Newspapers database.
|Its purpose is to inform or entertain
|Its aim is to report on scholarly research
|Articles typically short in length
|Longer articles with in-depth analysis
|Written by a reporter,
journalist, or staff writer
|Written by a scholarly expert or specialist (credentials provided)
|Articles are reviewed
by editorial staff
|Articles are peer-reviewed &
critically evaluated by scholars
|Little or no references are included as support
|Sources are always cited in a formal bibliography
|Slick & attractive in appearance with advertisements & glossy photos
|Very structured format: abstract, methodology, literature review, results, conclusion. No frills.
|Examples: People, National Geographic, Reader's Digest
|Examples: Young Children, New England Journal of Medicine, Harvard Business Review