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Resources for Banned Books Week

September 25, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Cartoon of Mark Twain complaining about censorship of Huck Finn

Source: “Editing the Classics: Censoring ‘Huck Finn’.” Issues & Controversies, Infobase Learning, Accessed 25 Sept. 2018.

Happy Banned Books Week!  If you’re looking for resources related to book banning/censorship, the library’s current events databases are a great place to start.  Here’s a sampling of what you can find!

Editing the Classics: Should classic works of literature be edited to make them less offensive? [New Window]

Screenshot of Issues & Controversies topic page

Book Banning topic page [New Window]

Screenshot of Opposing Viewpoints in Context topic page

Banning Books: An Overview [New Window]

Screenshot of Points of View Reference Center topic

Can’t get enough?  See our list of databases related to current events [New Window].  If you need assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at or (808) 455-0379.  We are always happy to help!

New Resource: Academic Video Online (AVON)

July 10, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Looking for something new to watch this summer?  The library has you covered.  Check out our latest streaming video collection, Academic Video Online (AVON) [New Window].

With more than 64,000 video titles covering a wide range of subjects, you are sure to find something that piques your interest.

AVON screenshot

Want to check out our other video collections?   Click on the Find Videos button (circled in red in the picture below) on the library’s website [New Window]:

Library website

This will take you to our full list of streaming video collections.  Click on the title of the collection to access the videos.

Streaming video collections

If you have questions about AVON or our other streaming video collections, please contact the Reference Desk at or (808) 455-0379.  Happy viewing!

New Resource: HathiTrust Digital Library

May 7, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

We are happy to announce the addition of a valuable new database: HathiTrust Digital Library [New Window].  HathiTrust provides access to a vast digital archive of collections from major research libraries.

For the most complete access to HathiTrust Digital Library, click on the yellow LOG IN button near the top right corner of the page and select University of Hawaii as your partner institution. You may be prompted to enter your UH username and password.

Screenshot of HathiTrust login sequence

Please note that even if you log in, you won’t have access to the full text of every record.  Volumes marked Limited (search-only) are not accessible online, while those marked Full View (generally, non-copyrighted items) may be viewed online and/or downloaded.

Screenshot of HathiTrust full view volume indication

You may filter your results to display only Full View items by selecting the Full View tab:

Screenshot of HathiTrust Full View filter

We hope you enjoy searching for hidden gems in HathiTrust Digital Library!

Changes Coming to JoVE Science Education

April 26, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

We hope you’ve enjoyed using JoVE Science Education videos [New Window] during the first year of our subscription. You’ll notice a few content changes for our second year, beginning around May 5, 2018:

Basic Biology Series  [New Window]
Adding: Essentials of Lab Safety
Continuing: General Laboratory Techniques
Continuing: Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Continuing: Essentials of Biology I: Yeast, Drosophila and C. Elegans
Discontinuing: Essentials of Biology II: Mouse, Zebrafish and Chick

Advanced Biology Series  [New Window]
Continuing: Essentials of Genetics
Continuing: Essentials of Cell Biology
Discontinuing: Essentials of Neuroscience
Discontinuing: Essentials of Developmental Biology

Chemistry Series  [New Window]
Adding: Essentials of General Chemistry
Adding: Essentials of Organic Chemistry
Adding: Essentials of Organic Chemistry II

Environmental Sciences Series  [New Window]
Discontinuing all

These changes were made based on our analysis of usage trends over the past year.

We know it can be difficult to tell which videos we have access to, and which we don’t (especially during this transition period). To access our subscription content, click on the Science Education box in the top right corner of the JoVE website. Any series marked with a green dot contains some subscription content.

Screenshot showing Science Education box selected and two series circled

Videos that we have full access to are marked as such:

Screenshot showing full access to video

You may also come across videos that are freely accessible:

Screenshot showing free access video

You will not be able to view more than 20 seconds of videos that are neither subscribed to, nor freely accessible:

Screenshot showing inaccessible video

If you have any questions about JoVE Science Education, please contact Wayde Oshiro (

November 1, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro

New Resource – Statista

Statista is your new portal to:

  • 1 million statistics from over 18,000 sources;
  • 3,000 reports and dossiers on industries, companies, and countries;
  • Revenue forecasts for over 400 industries.

Charts, graphs, and infographics are exportable in PNG, PPT, or XLS formats, and can be embedded in websites with auto-generated HTML codes.  Dossiers and reports are available as PDFs.

Some examples:

Take a short video tour of Statista.

Find more statistics at Statista

September 14, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro

ABI-INFORM Complete for Business Research

ABI-INFORM Complete is the key online resource for business research today.  Find important business journals, newspapers, trade publications, and market reports in full-text.  The recent addition of ABI-INFORM to the library’s collection of online research databases bridges a long-standing gap in our subject coverage.

  • Business
  • Economic conditions
  • Corporate strategies
  • Management theory
  • Management techniques
  • Business trends
  • Competitive landscape and product information
  • Accounting
  • Finance

Contact a librarian to show you what this resource offers, to schedule a in-class session for your students, or to discuss your resource needs.

  • Our subject liaison for Business is Junie Hayashi,

ABI-INFORM provides

Key ongoing full-text journals including:

  • Journal of Business Ethics
  • Journal of Economic Literature
  • Journal of International Business Studies
  • Organization Science
  • Journal of Economic Perspectives
  • American Economic Review
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • MIT Sloan Management Review
  • China Quarterly
  • Review of Accounting Studies

Key ongoing full-text periodicals including:

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Christian Science Monitor
  • The Economist
  • Fast Company
  • Financial Times
  • Maclean’s
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • Women’s Wear Daily (WWD)

Key ongoing full-text analyses including market and industry reports from:

  • Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Hoovers/Dunn and Bradstreet
  • Business Monitor International
  • Oxford Analytica
  • Oxford Economic Forecasting
  • Emerging Markets Direct
  • Experian
  • Euromonitor
  • Acquisdata

Contact Wayde Oshiro,, with questions concerning resource acquisitions by the Library.

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