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Database of the Month: Artstor

This month we’re highlighting Artstor, a database of high-quality images and media from some of the world’s top photo archives, museums, libraries, scholars, and artists. All content in Artstor is rights-cleared for education and research — you are free to use it in classroom instruction and handouts, presentations, student assignments, and other noncommercial educational and scholarly activities.

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Anderson Collection Offers Snapshot of Malibu Lakeside Community

The Special Collections team has made significant progress in making historical resources available digitally for researchers, faculty, and students. The most recent archival collection to be made accessible is the Annette and Doris Anderson Family Photographs. This wonderful collection of photographs provides insight into what life was like in the Malibu Lakeside community from the 1930s to the 1960s.

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Database of the Month: eMarketer

This month we’re highlighting eMarketer, a database that brings you the tools you need to navigate communication, marketing, and strategy in the digital world. Providing access to market research reports, articles, and data, eMarketer digs into the digital marketing, media, and commerce worlds to provide insight, analysis, and forecasts to help you stay abreast of emerging trends and technologies across industries.

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Welcome Back to School!

Mark S. Roosa, dean of Pepperdine University Libraries, offered a welcome back message for students returning to school in the fall of 2021.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.