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Digital Theatre Plus Trial

Pepperdine Libraries have a trial to Digital Theatre Plus, the “home of unique films of leading British theatre productions for schools, colleges, and universities.” Key features of Digital Theatre Plus include: Full-length films of current leading productions of Shakespeare plays, modern dramas, musicals and adaptations of classic novels Behind-the-scenes insights from theatre makers Accessible study guides to develop understanding Read More

PsycBOOKS Trial

Pepperdine University Libraries have started a trial to PsycBOOKS that lasts until June 30, 2014. This database contains thousands of book chapters in PDF — along with centuries of classic and historical works — published by APA and other distinguished publishers. Content includes: – Approximately 55,000 chapters in PDF from over 3,500 books – Nearly Read More

Library Christmas Collection

  Are you looking for a book or movie to get you in the Christmas spirit? Pepperdine Library has a wonderful collection of Christmas books and DVDs to check-out during the winter break. Browse the Christmas Collection List and enjoy the holiday season! Here are a few highlights of the Christmas Collection: Miracle on 34th Read More

Silent Film Online: Trial until February 2, 2014

Pepperdine University Libraries have access to the Silent Film Online collection through February 2, 2014. Films in this collection represent the foundation of modern cinematic technique and film theory. Carefully curated by Alexander Street’s editors and Video Advisory Board, Silent Film Online covers silent feature films, serials, and shorts from the 1890s to the 1930s. To Read More

New Electronic Resource: Sociological Abstracts

Pepperdine University Libraries now provides access to Sociological Abstracts. The Sociological Abstracts database abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Pulled from nearly 2,000 serial publications are abstracts from a variety of sources including journal articles, conference papers, books, dissertations, and conference papers, plus citations Read More

Online Access to the Chronicle of Higher Education

Pepperdine University Libraries have subscribed to a site wide license to the Chronicle of Higher Education. The Chronicle of Higher Education, published since 1966, is the leading source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. For on-campus use, simply visit For off-campus use, access the Chronicle of Higher Read More

Accordance Bible Software in ACE

Accordance Bible Software has been installed on four MACs in the Academic Center for Excellence (ACE), located on the second floor of Payson Library. Dr. Chris Heard, Associate Professor of Religion, received a grant to fund the purchase of the Accordance Bible Software. For more information on where the software is located in ACE, please Read More

New Trial Available: Ancestry Library Edition

Pepperdine University Libraries has secured a three month trial for Ancestry Library Edition. This electronic resource provides access to family history via documents that record the lineage of individuals from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and more. Popular and recently added collections include: U.S. collections deliver hundreds of millions of names Read More

New Electronic Resource: Oxford Language Dictionaries Online

Pepperdine University Libraries now provides access to Oxford Language Dictionaries Online. The Oxford Language Dictionaries Online site offers fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages. Available languages: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. “The most exciting electronic language Read More

New Electronic Resource: Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive

Pepperdine University Libraries is pleased to announce that the Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive has been added to the electronic resources collection. The Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive is an archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through Read More