Library Databases for Personal Use

Take a Deep Dive into the Databases!

You use the library’s databases for academic research, but do you know how much they have to offer for your personal and leisure time?

From the Research page choose your campus to begin exploring through the Databases - A-Z list!

On this page:


Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
Includes astronomy, keiki crafts, outdoor recreation.

Home Improvement Reference Center
Tackle those DIY projects.

Small Engine Repair Reference Center
Lawn mower or motorcycle not working? Detailed repair manuals for all kinds of small engines.

Computer Source
Flummoxed by Zoom? Trying new things on your laptop? Read about them in popular computer magazines.

Legal Information Reference Center
Finally getting around to writing that will? Get the correct forms and procedures for this and other legal matters.

Magazines and News

Academic Search Complete
Full-text PDF issues of popular magazines like Entertainment Weekly, People, Popular Mechanics, Sports Illustrated, and more!

Access World News
Read today’s paper, including Hawaiʻi Tribune Herald, West Hawaiʻi Today, and Honolulu Star Advertiser. Select A-Z Source List, then search for Hawaiʻi or Honolulu. Also, selected articles from news magazines, like Newsweek and Education Week.

Web News
Don’t fall for fake news and misinformation! Instead, check reputable newsfeeds and blogs, searchable by subject and keywords.

Books, Poetry, Short Stories

Ebook Public Library Collection
Fiction and nonfiction titles for adults and keiki.

Poetry and Short Story Reference Center
Read a poem a day!


Alt-Health Watch
Read current articles about alternative and complimentary health practices, including lomilomi massage, Hoʻoponopono, and other Hawaiʻi based therapies.

Consumer Health Complete
Easy to use, with accessible publications in a variety of languages. Includes evidence based reports, encyclopedias and reference books, diagrams, and videos.

Helping the Keiki?

Some of the EBSCO databases designed for young learners:

Book Collection NonFiction for Primary, Middle, and High School students.

Primary Search, Middle Search Plus, and MAS Complete for articles from kids’ magazines.

Science Reference Center for worksheets, lesson plans, juvenile reference books.

This list compiled by Librarian Kathleen Stacey.