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The University of Hawai‘i at Manoa has two libraries: Sinclair Library and Hamilton Library.
Sinclair Library contains the general undergraduate collection, the main holdings of music and architecture materials, the University archives, course reserve materials, and a large collection of US and foreign college catalogs. It also has the University’s films, film-strips, slides, records, tapes and videotapes which students and faculty may use.
Hamilton Library contains the main graduate book, periodical and microform collections. Separate collections with staff specialists include: Asia Collections; Hawaiian, Pacific and Rare Books; Government Documents, Maps, and Microforms; and Science-Technology (includes medicine). Custom-made bibliographies on almost any topic can be produced at cost through the libraries’ computer search service. The Interlibrary Loan unit will help faculty and graduate students obtain research material not available on campus. Additionally, many academic databases are available through the UH’s website, so that students can search almost any topic while on-line (see the website at http://micro189.lib3.hawaii.edu/ezproxy/). Certain databases can prove quite useful for graduate students in SLS, such as the Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts, PsychIndex, Citation Indexes (CIS), ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center), and so on. Guidance in the use of these databases and other library resources is provided in the introductory course, SLS 600, and by individual appointment with reference librarians.
Hard copy materials placed on reserve for SLS classes are still occasionally shelved in the SLS-Linguistics Reading Room by the course instructor.
Study Carrels. On a very limited and competitive basis, graduate students can apply for the use of an enclosed study carrel, on either a shared or a single basis. See the Library circulation or reference desk for information and procedures.