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Judge Merrick being sworn in, 1972

Pepperdine Libraries Acquires Personal Archive of Judge John J. Merrick

Pepperdine Libraries is pleased to announce the addition of the personal archive of Judge John J. Merrick. Judge Merrick’s son, Brian Merrick, donated the items to make them available for researchers interested in his father’s life and to preserve his legacy for generations to come.

Cover page of LA Sentinel from 1968

Libraries Add New Digital Content to Scholarly Resources Portfolio

Each year the Pepperdine Libraries carefully review our portfolio of databases and digital resources. This year, with an increased reliance on digital content for teaching and learning, we are pleased to report that we have made some exciting new additions.

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Summer 2021 Staff Reading Picks

Looking for something interesting to read this summer? After reviewing thoughtful recommendations from our librarians and team members, we've added new titles to OverDrive. Our collection of ebooks is available to students, faculty, and staff, and the Libby app gives you easy access from anywhere in the world.

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"Silent Spring" 60 Years Later

Erin McAllister, Research and Instruction Librarian and the subject specialist for Natural Science, wrote this blog post after reading “Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson.

Book display at Payson featuring books on women's history

Women's History Month Book Recommendations

In celebration of Women's History Month, we reached out to women leaders at Pepperdine and asked them for their recommendations of books by female authors.

Four issues of The Negro History Bulletin from 1939-40.

New Acquisitions Celebrate Black Heritage

We're pleased to announce new objects added to our Boone Special Collections and Archives that celebrate Black heritage. The addition of these objects, combined with other recent acquisitions, demonstrates our commitment to growing the collection with more focus on communities of color and underrepresented voices.

Book covers for Their Eyes Were Watching God, Beloved, and I Want to Do More Than Survive

Black History Month Faculty Recommendations

Elizabeth Parang, Research and Instruction Librarian, recently reached out to faculty member to get their book recommendations for Black History Month.

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Book Delivery Now Available for Students!

Need a book? You can now request print books, and we'll mail them to you! Contact your library liaison or Sally Bryant to arrange delivery.

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Virtual Bookshelf Enables Serendipitous Discovery

An exciting feature of the new Worldcat platform is a virtual browser that displays all of the libraries’ holdings arranged in shelf order.

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How To Access Ebooks

Learn how to access our new ebooks search box and locate over a half-million of Pepperdine's licensed ebooks.