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Celebrate Open Access Week with Pepperdine Digital Commons

Today is the first day of Open Access Week, an annual event promoting open access as a new norm in global scholarship and research (Oct. 21 – Oct. 27). And what is open access? Open access (OA) scholarship is digital, online, free of charge, and free of many copyright and licensing restrictions. It is, simply 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

Special Collections Welcomes Three Interns

Special Collections is pleased to host three interns during the fall 2013 semester! Beth McDonald is a graduate student in the Library and Information Science program at UCLA. During the internship, she will process two of our newest acquisitions the Alan Reed Papers and the Michael D. “Micky” Moore Papers. Reed and Moore were both 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

Classical guitar concert series comes to Payson’s Surfboard Room

“Welcome to our boardroom,” remarked Mark Roosa, Pepperdine University’s Dean of Libraries, in reference to the thirty-odd surfboards that lined the walls of the chapel-like space in Payson Library that would serve as recital hall for the evening. Dean Roosa was introducing renowned classical guitarist Christopher Parkening, whose students would be performing for this, the Read More

Today is Constitution Day. Take the Quiz!

Today is Constitution Day, the 226th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution. It’s a day dedicated to the education and celebration of one of our nation’s principal founding documents. So, how much do you know about the U.S. Constitution? For example, did the Senate initially want the Constitution to refer to the U.S. 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

New Electronic Resource: Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800

Pepperdine University Libraries now provides access to Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800. Quick Facts about Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800: Contains virtually every book, pamphlet and broadside published in America during the 17th and 18th centuries More than 36,000 items from the renowned bibliography by Charles Evans and Roger Bristol’s Supplement Read More