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Pepperdine Digital Commons reaches the half-million downloads milestone

Pepperdine University Libraries is pleased to announce that Pepperdine Digital Commons has passed 500,000 total downloads! New Year’s resolution: 1 million downloads by 2015. Pepperdine Digital Commons is the university’s centralized platform for Pepperdine journals, faculty websites, conference proceedings, exemplary student research, and other e-scholarship. It is our mission to make Pepperdine’s scholarly output accessible, […]

Two New Film and Television Collections Ready for Use

This past fall, Special Collections and University Archives Intern, Beth McDonald, processed and created finding aids for two of our newest acquisitions the Michael D. “Micky” Moore Papers and the Chuck Waters Papers. Moore and Waters made their careers in the entertainment industry in very different ways. Moore was an actor and director while Waters […]

Christmas Illumination from the Saint John’s Bible on Display in Payson

The new Saint John’s Bible display in the Payson Library lobby is currently featuring an illumination of a nativity scene, from the first page of the book of Luke. The nativity scene shows a manger surrounded by animals in front, Mary and Joseph to the right, and the shepherds and townspeople on the left. A […]

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 […]

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 […]

Special Collections Intern Processes Two Collections

Kendal Copeland, a junior at Pepperdine, interned in Special Collections and University Archives during the fall semester. Kendal was responsible for enhancing the finding aid of the Pepperdine University Athletics Records and the Pepperdine College Freedom Forum Records. She described both collections in greater detail, adding folder level description to Archivists’ Toolkit and updating the […]

T.E. Lawrence Exhibit Opens in Payson Library

This blog post was written by Victoria Collie, Special Collections and University Archives Intern. An exhibit highlighting the Metcalf Collection of Books on T.E. Lawrence is now open on the main level of Payson Library. Housed in the Special Collections and University Archives, this is the first time the books have been on display. The […]

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 […]

Alan Reed Papers Available for Use!

The blog post was written by Special Collections and University Archives Intern, Beth McDonald. Pepperdine Special Collections and University Archives is pleased to announce the addition of a new collection to the archives: The Alan Reed Papers. The collection is available both in the University Archives and online through Pepperdine Digital Collections. Alan Reed was […]

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 […]