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Database Trial: PsychoTherapy.net

Pepperdine University Libraries is now trialing Psychotherapy.net’s Exclusive Collection of Psychotherapy & Counseling Videos. Trial access is available through December 2, 2015.

Psychotherapy.net offers inspiring and informative counseling and therapy videos.  The Psychotherapy.net Exclusive Collection includes 138 titles with a total run time exceeding 224 hours. There are several series in this collection, including “ACT in Action,” “Couples Therapy with the Experts,” “Emotionally Focused Therapy: A Complete Treatment,” “Evidence-Based Treatment Planning Series,” and “Family Therapy with the Experts,” among others.

The collection is searchable by keyword, expert, therapeutic issue, and client population. Users can create clips, view transcripts, and download instructor’s manuals to easily explore, present, and share videos with colleagues, students, or interns.

Notable titles include:

Motivational Interviewing Step by Step (4-video series ) with Cathy Cole, LCSW
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy with Marsha Linehan, PhD
Emotionally Focused Therapy in Action with Sue Johnson, EdD
Resolving Trauma in Psychotherapy with Peter Levine, PhD
ACT in Action (6-video series) with Steven Hayes, PhD
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with Otto Kernberg, MD
Clinical Interviewing: Intake, Assessment & Therapeutic Alliance with John Sommers-Flanagan and Rita Sommers-Flanagan


Database Trial: BizMiner Academic Premium

Pepperdine University Libraries is now trialing BizMiner Academic Premium through November 25.

BizMiner provides highly granular industry market content at the national, state, county, and metro levels. Small business content is covered, as well; BizMiner includes financial statements for over 5,000 industries, profit and loss statements for 4,000 lines of businesses, and market trends for 9,000 business segments.

BizMiner also provides data on composite income statements, composite balance sheets and several ratios.



Database Trial: Adam Matthew Primary Source Collections

Pepperdine University Libraries is now trialing a number of primary source collections from Adam Matthew Digital. Trial access is available through November 20th to these collections:

African American Communities

This collection presents aspects of the African American community through personal diaries and scrapbooks, pamphlets, newspapers and periodicals, correspondence, official records and in-depth oral histories, revealing the prevalent challenges of racism, discrimination and integration, and a unique African American culture and identity.


American History 1493-1945 (Modules I & II)

This collection of documents brings to life American History from the times of the earliest settlers until the end of World War II. It is divided into two modules.
Module I: Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
Module II: Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945.


Empire Online

This collection has been developed to encourage undergraduates, postgraduates, and researchers to explore colonial history, politics, culture and society. Sources include exploration journals, letters, government papers, memoirs, and maps.


Everyday Life and Women in America

The collection offers insights into the conduct of life and domestic management literature from 1800-1920, offering primary source materials on the daily lives of women and men, as well as emphasizing contrasts in regional, urban and rural cultures. Primary sources in this collection include monographs, pamphlets, and periodicals.


Global Commodities

This collection focuses on fifteen commodities and the ways they transformed the world. The commodities covered are: Chocolate, Coffee, Cotton, Fur, Oil, Opium, Porcelain, Silver & Gold, Spices, Sugar, Tea, Timber, Tobacco, Wheat, Wine & Spirits.


Popular Culture in Britain and America, 1950-1975

This collection documents popular culture in Britain and America from 1950 to 1975 and covers issues such as the Civil Rights Movement, youth culture, the Space Race, and the Vietnam War.


Popular Medicine in America, 1800-1900

This collection offers visual primary source material, such as advertisements and popular texts, on the topic of medicine in America from 1800-1900. The primary sources in this collection are materials that were designed for the general public, including writings on preventative medicine and medical educational texts.


Database Trials: SAGE Video, EdITLib Digital Library

Pepperdine University Libraries is now trialing SAGE Video through October 15 and EdITLib Digital Library through October 21:

EdITLib Digital Library is a resource for aggregated, peer-reviewed research on the latest developments and applications in Educational Technologies and E-Learning and includes more than 25+ years and 100,000+ documents of published international journal articles, conference papers, e-books, and multimedia content from tens of thousands of leading authors.


SAGE Video hosts streaming video collections (over 1000 videos across 250 hours) in the social sciences. Searchable, downloadable transcripts are available for each video, and users can also create video clips and video playlists for later viewing.

There are three collections within SAGE Video:

Counseling & Psychotherapy – Subjects include counseling setting/client groups, counseling skills, professional issues, research methods for counseling & psychotherapy, and theory & approaches.

Education – Subjects include classroom discipline & organization, educational administration & leadership, classroom discipline & organization, learning theories

Media, Communication & Cultural Studies – Subjects include communication studies, media studies, popular culture & cultural studies, and research methods for media, communication, and cultural studies.

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Now Streaming Feature Films: Swank Digital Campus

Pepperdine University Libraries now provides campus-wide access to streaming films through Digital Campus by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc. Digital Campus allows students to legally view course-assigned films inside or outside the classroom for the purpose of research, teaching and private study.

Swank Digital Campus streams feature films for curriculum support and is easily accessible to an unlimited number of students. Films can be streamed whether students are on or off campus.  Swank offers a wide selection of streamable titles for faculty and staff seeking to enhance the academic experience with streaming video. All new films feature closed captions and some older films do as well; Swank will add captions upon request.

Click here to access Pepperdine’s licensed Swank films.
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Please contact Sally Bryant or Jeremy Whitt with any questions or film requests.


New Advertising Databases

­­Pepperdine University Libraries now subscribes to two advertising databases, Ad$pender and MRI+ University Internet Reporter.

Ad$pender (4 simultaneous users) provides media expenditure overview, tracking advertising expenditures for millions of brands across 12 media types (including Network TV, Cable TV, Syndication, Spot TV, Magazines, Sunday Magazines, National Newspapers, Newspapers, Network Radio, National Spot Radio, Outdoor, US Internet – Display). Users can sort expenditure information by category, parent company, subsidiary, and brand, and sort top spenders by industry, parent, and brand.

GfK MRI+ University Reporter (10 simultaneous users) provides access to GfK MRI’s Survey of the American Consumer for academic use. The Survey of the American Consumer provides a detailed view of the 226 million adult consumers in the U.S. and includes demographics, lifestyles and attitudes, and usage of almost 6,000 products in 550 categories. University Reporter also allows students to tap into several market segmentation reports, such as Top Markets. Faculty, students, and staff will need to register for an account using their @pepperdine.edu e-mail address, and enter a registration code obtained from a librarian.

Database Trial: Latin American Newspapers

Pepperdine University Libraries is now trialing Latin American Newspapers: Series I & Series II, modules of the World Newspaper Archive (launched by CRL). Trial access is available until May 8.

These resources provide online access to more than 50 newspapers published in Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Venezuela between 1805 and 1922.

Through eyewitness reporting, editorials, legislative information, letters, poetry, advertisements, matrimony notices, and obituaries, these newspapers chronicle the evolution of Latin American culture and daily life over two centuries and provide wide perspectives from diverse Latin American cultures.

Series I contains more than 1.2 million pages of content, including:

  • El Mercurio (1914–22) – An important Spanish-language paper published in Santiago, often considered Chile’s newspaper of record.
  • O Estado de São Paulo (1876–1922) – This title (published as A Provincia de São Paulo until 1889) traces Brazil’s history from an empire to a republic, and stands as one of Brazil’s premiere newspapers.
  • La Prensa (Buenos Aires, Argentina) (1869–1922) – This title, founded in 1869 by Dr. Jose Clemente Paz, was considered among the most significant newspapers in the world by the turn of the century.
  • Mexican Herald (1895–1915) – An English-language title bringing international and local news to the American expatriate community in Mexico.

Series II deepens coverage of countries such as Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, and Mexico, and includes papers from areas not covered in Series I such as Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Belize.

Access Latin American Newspapers: Series I here and Latin American Newspapers: Series II here.


Database Trial: Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare

Pepperdine University Libraries is now trialing the Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare database until April 27. This resource includes full text of 11 major editions of Shakespeare’s works, ranging from Shakespeare’s First Folio to the Cambridge edition of 1863-1866.

Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare also includes text of the First Folio of 1623, as well as the original quarto printings of individual plays. 18th and 19th century editions of Shakespeare’s plays are also featured and allow scholars to trace the development of the modern Shakespeare text. 24 contemporary printings of the Bard of Avon’s plays are also highlighted, as well as selected apocrypha, related works, and over 100 adaptations and sequels from the past three centuries.

Researchers can search by keyword, edition, genre, play/poem title, author, speaker, and publication date. Search options allow users to limit searches to plays and poems with associated text, plays and poems only, songs and lyrics only, stage instructions only, cast lists only, or the entire database.

Click here to access Editions and Adaptations of Shakespeare.


New Electronic Resource: The Bible in English

Pepperdine University Libraries now provides access to The Bible in English.

This database includes 20 different versions of the English Bible (including 12 full Bibles, five New Testament texts, two versions of the Gospels only, and William Tyndale’s translations of the Pentateuch, Jonah, and the New Testament).

English literature scholars will find this resource particularly insightful. The database highlights the Renaissance period, including the most significant texts from Tyndale to the King James Bible.

For biblical, theological, and religious scholars, this resource includes texts from the Protestant, Roman Catholic, and non-conformist traditions.

The Bible in English allows users to search all versions of the Bible or a selection of them, and display different versions of the text simultaneously. Doing so allows students and scholars to research how the Bible has influenced authors as well as how the English language has developed over hundreds of years.

New Music Databases

Pepperdine University Libraries now provide access to Music Index and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, two online resources for music research.

Music Index is a comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature featuring digitized content from 1970 to present, Music Index contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians, and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals. It also provides selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.



Produced by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, RILM Abstracts of Music Literature is a comprehensive music bibliography resource that provides citations, abstracts and subject indexing. Featuring over 700,000 records, RILM offers broad yet detailed coverage, and facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels. RILM is the first stop for verified bibliographic information that is fully cited, abstracted, and indexed.



To search Music Index and RILM Abstracts of Music Literature simultaneously, select both databases in the EBSCOhost “Choose Databases” link, located on the search box: