News Sources - UH Hilo

Access for University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Students, Faculty, and Staff

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Access World News / Newsbank

Access World News is a comprehensive newspaper database with over 8000 US and international newspapers available in full text. Over 30 Hawaiʻi newspapers and other news sources are included.

Since newspapers have discontinued publishing their backfiles in microfilm, and access to individual newspaper websites is limited to print subscribers, this database provides much improved access for UH Hilo students, faculty, and staff. Both backfiles and current issues are easily searched and read. In addition, the database includes blogs, broadcast transcripts and newswire services from around the world.

  • Access World News (UH Hilo access)
    Comprehensive newspaper database of more than 8,500 news publications from the US and around the world. Over 31 Hawaiʻi news sources are included, the only access to these backfiles. (Same as NewsBank.)

Below are the Hawaiʻi titles included in Access World News, with coverage dates:

News Source Dates Available
ABC - 6 KITV (Honolulu, HI) 2006 - Current
Associated Press State Wire: Hawaii (HI) 2010 - Current
Associated Press: Honolulu Metro Area (HI) 1998 - Current
Big Island Weekly (Hilo, HI) 2007 - 2014
CBS - 7 KGMB (Honolulu, HI) 2006 - Current
FOX - 3 KHON (Honolulu, HI) 2006 - Current
Garden Island, The (Lihue, HI) 1999 - Current
Hawaii Business 2004 - Current
Hawaii Reporter (Honolulu, HI) 2002 - Current
Hawaii Tribune-Herald (Hilo, HI) 2004 - Current
Honolulu Advertiser, The (HI) 1999 - 2010
Honolulu Examiner (HI) 2008 - 2016
Honolulu Magazine (HI) 2004 - Current
Honolulu Star-Advertiser (HI) 2010 - Current
Honolulu Star-Advertiser: Blogs (HI) 2007 - Current
Honolulu Star-Bulletin (HI) 1996 - 2010
Honolulu Weekly (HI) 2005 - 2013
Ka 'Ohana, The (Windward Community College) (Kane'ohe, HI) 2007 - Current
Ka La: Honolulu Community College (HI) 2009 - Current
Ka Leo O Hawaii: University of Hawaii - Manoa (Honolulu, HI) 2012 - Current
Kalamalama: Hawaiʻi Pacific University (Honolulu, HI) 2002 - Current
Ke Alaka'i (Laie, HI) 2006 - Current
Ke Kalahea: University of Hawaii, Hilo (HI) 2011 - 2013
MidWeek Magazine (Honolulu, HI) 2005 - Current
Molokai Dispatch, The (Kaunakakai, HI) 2002 - Current
NBC - 8 KHNL (Honolulu, HI) 2006 - Current
North Hawaii News (Waimea, HI) 2011 - 2016
Waikiki News, The (Honolulu, HI) 2003 - 2013
Waikiki News, The: Blogs (HI) 2007 - 2010
WBN - 5 KFVE (Honolulu, HI) 2006 - Current
West Hawaii Today (Kailua-Kona, HI) 2004 - Current

Global News

  • Newspaper Source Plus (EBSCO) (UH Hilo access)
    More than 860 full-text newspapers, providing more than 35 million full-text articles. In addition, the database features more than 857,000 television and radio news transcripts.
  • Newswires (EBSCO) (UH Hilo access)
    Content from news wire services and aggregators such as Associated Press and United Press International.
  • Regional Business News (EBSCO) (UH Hilo access)
    Indexes over 100 U.S. and Canadian business publications, many with full text.
  • TOPICsearch (EBSCO) (UH Hilo access)
    Contains full text for more than 90,000 articles from nearly 250 diverse sources including international and regional newspapers; EBSCO's unparalleled collection of periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information. Use the drop-down menus for Current Events or Topics to easily locate relevant articles.
  • Web News (EBSCO) (UH Hilo access)
    Near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content by following the link in the record.

Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, formed by the merger of the Honolulu Advertiser and the Honolulu Star-Bulletin in 2010, is the "newspaper of record" for the state of Hawaiʻi. It is available to UH Hilo students, faculty, and staff in multiple databases. In addition, users inside the Mookini Library can log into the paper's public website as a "subscriber."

The daily print (paper) edition is in the Periodicals area, along with a backfile of 6 months of print issues. Microfilm backfiles, also in the Periodicals area along the back wall of the second floor, cover 2010 through Oct. 2013.

Website access - See Information Desk to log in as a "subscriber."

  • Index by HSPLS - This index covers articles from 1989 to current from the Honolulu Advertiser, Star-Bulletin, and Star-Advertiser. Choose "HI Newspaper" from the tabs at the top of the screen. Records will indicate the newspaper, the article, the date, page number, title, and subject headings. Articles can then be retrieved from a database or microfilm.

Historic Hawaiʻi News

Newspapers on Microfilm

Mookini Library is no longer receiving any newspaper microfilm reels. We do, however, have a backfile of microfilmed newspapers, most of which are shelved in the Reference area at the back of the second floor. Microfilm reader/printers are in this area as well. In a few cases, the microfilm backfile is the only access to old issues of newspapers, as online access may not go back as far. Below are the titles we still have in microfilm, the date ranges, and the location:

Newspaper Title Microfilm Date Range and Location
Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald 1923 - 1939 Hawaiian Coll., 1979-2012 Ref
Honolulu Star-Advertiser 2010 - Oct. 2013 Ref
Honolulu Advertiser 1900-1912, 1929-2010 Ref
Honolulu Star-Bulletin 1912-2010 Ref
West Hawaiʻi Today 1975-2012 Ref
Pacific Business News 1963-1995 3rd floor Periodical Backfiles
New York Times 1851-2002 Ref
Wall Street Journal 1972-2012 Ref

Print Newspapers

Current issues of print (paper) newspapers are on racks in the Periodicals Area, behind Reference at the back of the second floor. Backfiles of print issues may also be found here, although a few titles are kept on the third floor in the Periodicals Room.

Newspaper Title Print Backfiles
Christian Science Monitor 6 months, 3rd floor
Hawaiʻi Herald 1980- 3rd floor
Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald 6 months Ref
Honolulu Star-Advertiser 6 months Ref
Maui News 6 months Ref
New York Times 6 months Ref
Pacific Business News 1995- 3rd floor
USA Today 6 months Ref
Ka Wai Ola OHA 1984- 3rd floor
West Hawaiʻi Today 6 months Ref