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Pacific Studies: Home


Search across a range of Library resources, including

Key Databases

Listed below are 3 key databases for Pacific Studies.

For a complete list of relevant databases see Databases for Pacific Studies

Pacific News

Pacific Islands Report

Pacific Headlines from Radio New Zealand

East-West Wire News, commentary and analysis from the East-West Center in Honolulu

Welcome to the Pacific Studies Guide

Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Bula vinaka, Welcome.

This is a brief guide to some of the sources the Library has to help with your assignments and research.

If you'd rather to talk to a person than follow these links, just contact me! I'm here to help.

Looking forward to seeing you, Caroline

Macmillan Brown Library

You will find most of the Pacific resources in the Macmillan Brown Library.

The Macmillan Brown Library is the University of Canterbury's research collection of New Zealand and Pacific Islands materials.

It is located in Te Ao Mārama: the Māori and Pacific Studies Building, on the northeast side of the campus, on Arts Road.


The most effective way to search online journals is through MultiSearch but if you'd like to browse some recent copies of a few of our Pacific journals, here are some links:

The Journal of the Polynesian Society

The Contemporary Pacific 

The Journal of Pacific History

Journal of Pacific Studies 

The Hawaiian Journal of History

We also have many paper-only journals in the Macmillan Brown Library. Try these keyword searches to get an idea of what we hold:

Oceania Periodicals

Pacific Periodicals

Subject Guide

Caroline Syddall
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