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Pepperdine University Libraries joins Center for Research Libraries

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Pepperdine University Libraries is now a member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). This membership significantly widens the scope of research materials available to the Pepperdine community (students, faculty, and staff).

More than 200 libraries in the U.S., Canada, India, Germany, and Hong Kong are members of CRL, a non-profit international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries.

Pepperdine’s membership provides free access to CRL’s collections via interlibrary loan. Members of the Pepperdine community may request unlimited items from the collection; loan periods are six months and borrowers have unlimited renewals unless the item has been recalled by CRL.

The Center for Research Libraries provides access to vast collections and electronic resources. Pepperdine researchers have access to:

Approximately five million items, including the largest circulating collection of newspapers in North America, 38,000 foreign journals and 800,000 foreign dissertations. Major microfilm and paper collections from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Europe, South Asia, Southeast Asia; and more.

No-cost document delivery of articles from the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology‘s extensive collection of serials.

The LLMC-Digital database of over 51 million pages and 100,000 volumes of at-risk primary legal and government publications.

Demand purchases: CRL acquires materials at no charge on request for researchers at CRL libraries in three areas: foreign dissertations, newspapers, and archival materials.

Individualized consultations on research materials available through CRL’s User Services Liaison.

Contact a subject liaison, search the CRL Catalog, or visit our CRL InfoGuide for more information.
ILL is available through our catalog.

Apply for the Library Research Award to Win Up to $500

Library Research Award PosterThe Pepperdine University Libraries are pleased to announce the first annual Library Research Award for students! This award of up to $500 will be given in several categories for the best scholarly or creative student projects that utilize library resources, collections, and services, in order to recognize the importance of effective library research in academics. The deadline to apply is March 31st, 2014.

Students are eligible to apply if they have used ANY print or online library resources, services, or tools in an academic project. A variety of project formats will be accepted, including research papers, films, musical compositions, lesson plans, short stories and others. In addition to submitting their project, students are asked to submit a reflective essay describing the role of the library in their research process and a bibliography.

If you are a full-time Pepperdine student at Seaver, GSEP, GSBM, or SPP and you have used library resources effectively in one of your projects, YOU are eligible to apply! The submission guidelines can be found here: http://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/libraryresearchaward.

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Nykanen at (310) 506-4434 or at melissa.nykanen@pepperdine.edu.

Celebrate Open Access Week with Pepperdine Digital Commons

Today is the first day of Open Access Week, an annual event promoting open access as a new norm in global scholarship and research (Oct. 21 – Oct. 27). And what is open access? Open access (OA) scholarship is digital, online, free of charge, and free of many copyright and licensing restrictions. It is, simply put, the fuel for a new age of digital, global scholarship. Here at Pepperdine, these efforts are centralized through Pepperdine Digital Commons, our open access repository and home to many of our open access journals, such as Global Tides, Leaven, Pepperdine Policy Review, Pepperdine Law Review, and more. By centralizing and promoting the university’s scholarship on the open web, we harness the advantages of open access, which, for authors, include the more immediate discovery of and access to their work, higher citation counts, and a richer, more immediate contribution to the scholarly value chain in their discipline. Here’s more information about how you might contribute content to Pepperdine Digital Commons.