About Pepperdine University Libraries
Services for Alumni
Pepperdine alumni are welcome to visit the Pepperdine University Libraries and may register for borrowing privileges at University Libraries circulation desks by presenting an alumni card with a picture ID card. Alumni may access select library databases and resource guides, search the online library catalog, and utilize our new Alumni Ask an Expert service in the library or at home through the Pepperdine University Libraries website. Pepperdine alumni may search all of the library databases when they visit any of the Pepperdine Libraries after showing presenting a valid alumni card and a picture ID. Unfortunately, at this time, group study rooms are not available to alumni.
The University Libraries actively purchases books authored by alumni. All interested alumni authors who want the Libraries to purchase a copy of their book are encouraged to contact Lynne Jacobsen, Associate University Librarian for Information Resources, Collections and Scholarly Communication.
Pepperdine alumni may search select library databases from off-campus. Simply click on the Databases link below and you will be directed to the JSTOR and Factiva databases. If you need assistance with database searching, click on the Ask an Expert link below.
To obtain your username or password, please call the Alumni Services Office at (310) 506-6190. Crest Associates, please call (310) 506-4745.
Pepperdine alumni may search most of the library databases when they visit any of the Pepperdine Libraries after showing a Reference Librarian a valid alumni card and a picture ID.
Library Borrowing Privileges for Alumni
Pepperdine alumni may borrow up to five books at any one time for a two week period. Books are renewable for an additional two weeks. For full information about obtaining a library card and library borrowing policies, click here.
The InfoGuides gather lists of resources (limited to library use only as well as websites with links) on a wide range of topics.
The Government Information Center provides links to a number of government websites that provide various types of data ranging from government reports to statistics in different formats.
Databases Available to Alumni with a Los Angeles Public Library Card
Other Useful Resources:
If you have a citation or list of citations and would like a copy of the full article you may wish to consider the document delivery services which make specific articles available for a fee. In addition, most public libraries provide an interlibrary loan service to request journals that they don't own.
Professional organizations are good sources of information. Most associations will give some free information on their website, but will also maintain a member's only section.
Interlibrary Loan allows library patrons to borrow materials not available in their local library from other libraries in the United States.
Most public libraries provide an interlibrary loan service. Pepperdine University can only provide interlibrary loan service to current students, faculty and staff.
For extensive research projects, it may be worthwhile to contact a professional researcher.
- Association of Independent Information Professionals includes a membership directory
- Dun & Bradstreet Credit reports on privately-held companies are available for a fee
- Europages Directory of European companies
- Forbes Lists Contains Forbes lists such as the Forbes 500
- Fortune Company Lists Links to Fortune lists such as the Fortune 500
- Hoover's High quality information on companies and industries. Brief reports are free but more extensive reports are available for a fee.
- Kompass International Comprehensive, well organized database of international companies that is free.
- Process Industries Supplier Directory Online supplier directory for process industries includes news, links, forums and event calendar. Buyers can browse and search suppliers arranged categorically across 8500 products. Suppliers can list and monitor their impressions online. While the primary focus of the site is the buyer's guide, the industry section provides a comprehensive process industries portal.
- SEC Edgar Database Locate 10-K reports for publicly-traded companies free of charge
- Thomas Register Searchable database of manufacturing companies. Registration is required, but free.
- WorldPages.Com Searchable national yellow pages. Also provides links to international telephone books.
- Dialog Provides access to full-text articles, company, industry and market research. Different pricing schedules are available, but it is possible to pay for individual articles or reports by credit card.
- Forrester Research Specializes in Internet and E-Commerce issues
- Freedonia Market Research
- Frost & Sullivan
Many public libraries offer a variety of databases, free of charge for library card holders. Users must apply for library cards in-person. Some databases are accessible over the web and some are accessible in libraries.
Some public libraries may impose residential restrictions on the issuance of a library card.
Search Libweb to locate libraries on the web.
- County of Los Angeles Public Library
- Norwalk Regional Library provides an extensive business collection. Individuals may request information through their local County of Los Angeles Public Library.
- Los Angeles Public Library many of its databases are searchable over the web.
- MCLS (Metropolitan Cooperative Library System) an association of libraries in the greater Los Angeles area. Local libraries can refer challenging reference questions to MCLS subject specialists who work with the extensive collection of the downtown Los Angeles Public Library. Refer questions to your local library rather than MCLS directly.
- Pasadena Public Library provides fee-based database searches of DIALOG, DOW JONES, and LEXIS/NEXIS.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact:
Pepperdine Libraries' Reference Desks:
Payson Library (Malibu): (310) 506-4238
Drescher Campus Library (Malibu): (310) 506-8568
Encino Graduate Campus Library: (818) 501-1615
Irvine Graduate Campus Library: (949) 223-2520
West Los Angeles Graduate Campus Library: (310) 568-5670