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Pepperdine University Libraries Joins RAPID Article Delivery

Pepperdine University Libraries now participates in the journal article delivery service RapidILL for the borrowing and lending of journal articles.  RapidILL considerably reduces the time it takes to obtain journal articles through interlibrary loan. Pepperdine participates in RapidILL as a member of SCELC (Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium), as well as a member of two additional […]

Pepperdine during World War II: Remembering “On the Beam”

In September of 1944, as Allied efforts in World War II neared crescendo, George Pepperdine College (GPC) reported 350 students in service to the nation. Total enrollment at the time was only 418. Many students, such as basketball star June Tuggle, put their education on hold to serve in the armed forces. As a labor […]

Rare, Intimate Korean War Photos Published Online for the First Time

On Sunday, June 4th, 1950, Hanson A. Williams, school photographer and editor of the yearbook, graduated from George Pepperdine College in Los Angeles, California. Three weeks later, in the early hours of June 25th half a world away, North Korean soldiers with Russian tanks crossed the 38th parallel into South Korea, launching what would become […]

Pepperdine Seniors : Take Our Library Survey for a Chance to Win $500 Plane Tickets

Pepperdine Seniors: “Come Sail Away:” Take Our Library Survey for a Chance to Win $500 Plane Tickets About the Information Literacy Skills Test The library is conducting research on the information literacy skills of undergraduate students at colleges and universities in North America. Our purpose is to understand what skills students gain during their educational experience. […]

Winners of 2015 Library Research Award are Announced

Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Library Research Award. They are as follows: Best Undergraduate Student Project: Alyssa Galik Project Title: Water Poverty in California’s Rural Disadvantaged Communities Best Graduate Student Project: Philip Abbott Project Title: Bringing Order to 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 Honorable Mention: Taylor Clausen Project Title: Policy […]

Microfilm use simplified with ScanPro 3000 machine acquired by Payson Library

Have you wanted to incorporate more primary sources in your research but were discouraged when you learned they were only available in microfilm? Hesitate no longer, Payson Library has acquired a ScanPro 3000 microform machine in order to improve the experience of using both microfilm and microfiche, including ultrafiche. The ScanPro 3000 microfilm scanner features […]

Apply NOW for the Library Research Award to Win up to $500!

There is still time to apply for the second annual Library Research Award! The deadline is April 6th at midnight. This award of up to $500 will be given in several categories for the best scholarly or creative student projects that utilize library resources, collections, and services, in order to recognize the importance of effective […]

Pepperdine University Libraries joins Center for Research Libraries

Pepperdine University Libraries is now a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). This membership significantly widens the scope of research materials available to the Pepperdine community (students, faculty, and staff). More than 200 libraries in the U.S., Canada, India, Germany, and Hong Kong are members of CRL, a non-profit international consortium of university, college, […]

Images of the Korean War Exhibit Reception a Success

On February 21st the Pepperdine University Libraries celebrated the opening of the exhibition Images of the Korean War: One Soldiers Perspective. The exhibition includes photographs that were taken by Hanson Williams Jr., a 1950 graduate of Pepperdine, who received a photography scholarship to attend the university. Six months after his graduation, he was drafted by […]

Pepperdine Libraries’ Digital Commons Celebrates 1 Million Downloads

In February, Pepperdine Libraries’ Digital Commons—Pepperdine University’s online scholarship repository and publishing platform—achieved 1 million downloads. The lucky millionth article was written by James White for the journal Leaven and titled Helping Teens Develop Authentic Relationships—appropriate given that the milestone was achieved on Valentine’s Day weekend. Pepperdine Digital Commons is the university’s centralized platform for […]