University Libraries

University Libraries



Hawaii Loa Campus
Cooke Academic Center
45-045 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 236-3505




Downtown Campus
LB Building
1060 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 544-1133

Library Database Trials

Database Trial Guidelines:

Database trials allow the HPU community to access subscription databases to critically review their content, functionality and overall use.
Trials are arranged by the Library at the initiative of librarians or by requests from the HPU community.  Faculty, staff and students should coordinate with the appropriate librarian subject specialist in requesting database trials.  A complete listing of librarians and their subjects is available here.
•        Trials not arranged by the Library will not be posted on the Library Database Trials’ page and will not be considered for acquisition.
•        Although faculty, staff and student input is welcome and encouraged, the final responsibility for database selection rests with the Libraries’ Director.
Please contact Jerome A. Nicolas, Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development, if you have questions, comments or suggestions for improvement.

Criterion Collection

The Criterion Collection from Alexander Street Press is an online collection that addresses these needs by delivering 315 of Criterion’s most influential films on one optimized learning interface. Content within The Criterion Collection covers the history of cinema throughout the 20th century, from early silent films like Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush (1925) to releases from contemporary filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Guillermo del Toro.  The collection also includes seminal documentary films such as Alain Resnais’s Night and Fog (1955), Jean Rouch’s Chronicle of a Summer (1961), and Albert and David Maysles’s Grey Gardens (1975). It also features works in popular subgenres of film including French New Wave, Italian Neorealism, and New German Cinema.

Access the collection, on campus, here:

For off campus access, contact Jerome A. Nicolas, Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development, for the username & password.

Take the survey:

Trial ends March 13, 2015

World Book

Academic World Book is a comprehensive reference tool that includes encyclopedia, multimedia, e-book, and primary source databases, fully integrated in a single search.

For access, contact Jerome A. Nicolas, Head of Acquisitions & Collection Development, for the URL, username & password.

Take the survey:

Trial ends February 28, 2015

February 17 JN