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Shakespeare’s Plays Direct to Your Desktop

Pepperdine has licensed streaming video of the 37 BBC Shakespeare plays through Ambrose Digital Video. The plays are chaptered by acts. Ambrose Digital Video is a streaming video service that allows students and faculty to watch content online. Ambrose Video 2.0 is 100% closed captioned and streams are viewable directly through browser to all mobile Read More




Eight journals join Project Muse

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online: ** From the Ab Imperio:  Ab Imperio Ab Imperio Quarterly is an international humanities and social sciences peer-reviewed journal dedicated to studies in new imperial history and the interdisciplinary and comparative study of nationalism and nationalities in the post-Soviet space. The journal has Read More




Project Muse continues to grow, adding five new titles

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online: ** From the Penn State University Press:  Interdisciplinary Literary Studies The hallmark of research today is “interdisciplinary,” and Interdisciplinary Literary Studies exemplifies the diversity, complexity, and rewards of integrating literary study with other methodologies. Drawing upon a broad base of critical theories and Read More




Project Muse welcomes more new titles

The following journals, previously announced as joining Project MUSE, are now online: ** From the The Johns Hopkins University Press:  German Studies Review German Studies Review (GSR) is the scholarly journal of the German Studies Association (GSA), the world’s largest academic association devoted to the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study of the German-speaking countries. Recent issues Read More




Library Hack – Help for your New Year’s Resolution to Read More

In writing to a university community which undoubtedly reads a lot in the normal course of business, a New Year’s resolution to “read more”  is less about a quantity of material consumed and more about the mental list we all have of the books or articles we would like to read. WorldCat Lists is a Read More




Three titles join Project Muse

The following three titles are now online in Project Muse: From the The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Hispanófila, a journal that accepts essays on any literary, linguistic, or cultural topic dealing with the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds, appears three times a year.  Articles may be Read More




PsycTESTS database now available

PsycTESTS ™ serves as a repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures, as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests.  A wide variety of test types are included in the database, including achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and so Read More




New in Project Muse

Two titles have recently joined Project Muse: Anales Galdosianos, in collaboration with the International Association of Galdós Scholars, is published once a year, and contains articles, reviews and documents, in Spanish or English, on the life and works of Benito Pérez Galdós and other 19th-century authors, as well as the intellectual and cultural history of Read More




New York Times fiction bestsellers available at Payson Library

You can find New York Times bestselling fiction titles in Payson Library in a special display near the DVDs.  Each week as new titles appear on the top ten list of bestselling hardcover fiction, a copy of each book is automatically shipped to Payson Library and will be available within a few days. For example, Read More




Happy Holidays From Special Collections!

The rare book collection at Pepperdine includes books representing all topics and eras, including books about Christmas and winter. A highlight of this collection is a beautiful first edition of Cricket on the Hearth, by Charles Dickens. Dickens wrote Cricket on the Hearth just before the holiday in 1845. Unlike many others of Dickens’ books, Read More