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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.

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.

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Hymns of the Season: Silent Night

In his "Hymns of the Season" blog series, Heritage Center director Jerry Rushford invites us to learn about Christian hymns. Here, he shares the history behind the most popular Christmas carol ever written: "Silent Night."

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Hymns of the Season: O Little Town of Bethlehem

Learn the history behind O Little Town of Bethlehem from Pepperdine's expert of Christian hymns.