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This is an alphabetical list of the Databases that the Pepperdine University Libraries subscribe to.
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  • Academic Search Complete
    Provides full text coverage to nearly 9,100 journals, including over 7,900 peer-reviewed titles in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education and more. Full-text coverage dates back to 1985 and is updated daily.
  • Accessible Archives  Icon
    Accessible Archives provides full text searchable databases of primary source material from 18th and 19th Century publications including historical periodicals and books; eyewitness accounts of historical events, vivid descriptions of daily life, editorial observations, commerce as seen through advertisements, and genealogical records are available in an online environment.

  • Accordance
    Accordance Software is on ACE Macs 209-212. Accordance equips you with original language tools, interactive 3D maps, a dynamic interlinear, drag-and-drop graphical searching, and a host of other tools.
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
    Led by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), the HEB project includes the full text of around 4,000 titles. It includes books that remain vital to both scholars and advanced students and are frequently cited in the literature. Approximately 300 books are added annually to the collection.
  • Acronyms, Initialisms, & Abbreviations Dictionary (47th ed.)
    Provides definitions of a wide variety of acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations and similar contractions, translating them into their full names or meanings. Terms from subject areas such as associations, education, the Internet, medicine and others are included.
  • Ad Flip
    Access to the world's largest archive of classic print and magazine ads. Limited free and open access materials.
  • Ad*Access  Icon
    The Ad*Access Project, funded by the Duke Endowment "Library 2000" Fund, presents images and database information for over 7,000 advertisements printed in U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines between 1911 and 1955. Ad*Access concentrates on five main subject areas: Radio, Television, Transportation, Beauty and Hygiene, and World War II, providing a coherent view of a number of major campaigns and companies through images preserved in one particular advertising collection.
  • AFI Catalog of Feature Films
    Compiled by the American Film Institute, this national filmography documents around 60,000 American feature films and 17,000 short films from 1893-1970. Detailed information on cast, crew, plot summaries, subjects, genres and historical notes are included for each film.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information  
    Patient drug information, available in both English and Spanish. Drug information monographs written in lay language for consumers. AHFS is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists—long recognized as an authority on educating patients about drug use and safety, and a founding member of the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) Conforms to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Keystone Guidelines for the provision of “useful” prescription medicine information to consumers and the FDA's Guidance for Useful Written Consumer Medication Information.
  • Al Manhal **NEW**
    Al Manhal is an Arabic electronic content service provider. The library has access to the eJournal collection "History, Geography, & Biography" through October 2015.
  • Alt Health Watch
    Focuses on perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to healthcare and wellness. Provides full text for articles and often peer-reviewed reports, proceedings, and association and consumer newsletters. Also includes hundreds of pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts. Features indexing and abstracts going back as far as 1984, and full text going back as far as 1990. An EBSCOhost database.
  • America's Historical Newspapers (“Early American Newspapers, Series 1”)  Icon
    Series I offers more than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia printed between 1690 and 1876 and is based on Clarence S. Brigham's "History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820" and other authoritative bibliographies.
  • America: History and Life  
    Provides access to scholarly literature from journals, dissertations and book and media reviews on the history and culture of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Indexing covers 1,800 journals from 1964 to the present and approximately 16,000 entries are added each year. Coverage for some titles back to the 19th and early 20th centuries
  • American Chemical Society Web Editions
    Provides access to peer-reviewed research journals in the chemical and related sciences. Includes access to The ACS Style Guide.
  • American Civil War: Letters and Diaries  Icon
    Includes detailed firsthand descriptions of historical characters, glimpses of daily life in the army and at home, anecdotes about key events and personages. The American Civil War: Letters and Diaries knits together more than 1,000 sources of diaries, letters, and memoirs.
  • American Decades
    Spanning American history in the 20th Century, this source offers access to more than 2000 primary source materials including selected speeches, letters, legal decisions, government documents, lyrics, advertisements, literary scripts, recipes, scrapbooks, cartoons, and many other types of material.
  • American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933 - 1955
    American Doctoral Dissertations, 1933-1955 provides electronic access to the only comprehensive record of dissertations accepted by American universities during that time period, the print index Doctoral Dissertations Accepted by American Universities. Containing twenty-two years of dissertation research and amounting to nearly 100,000 citations, it was created with the generous support of the H. W. Wilson Foundation and the Congregational Library & Archives in Boston.
  • American Fact Finder
    Data access and dissemination system that provides useful facts and information about your community, your economy, and your society. The system will find and retrieve the information you need from some of the Census Bureau's largest data sets.
  • American Memory Project  Icon
    Digitized archival materials from the Library of Congress, including legal and historical materials.
  • American Men and Women of Science 31st ed.
    Provides biographical information for the significant players in the physical, biological, and related sciences. Covers over 140,000 living scientists, providing birthdate; birthplace; field of specialty; education; honorary degrees; current position; professional and career information; awards; memberships; research information; and addresses for each entrant where available.
  • American National Biography
    Access to portraits of more than 18,700 men and women, updated quarterly with new and revised entries, features thousands of illustrations, more than 80,000 hyperlinked cross-references, links to select web sites, and powerful search capabilities. Includes over 900 articles from The Oxford Companion to United States History, providing historical and social context to the biographies.
  • American Periodicals Series Online  
    Provides the full text of articles, advertisements, illustrations, editiorial cartoons, obituaries, letters to the editor, etc., from more than 1,100 American magazines and journals that began publication between 1741 and 1900. Popular, special interest and general magazines; literary and professional journals; children's and women's magazines; and many other historically significant periodicals are included.
  • American Psychological Association e-Books 2010-2014
    APA e-books 2010-2014 consists of electronic access to scholarly and professional book content published by the American Psychological Association during 2010,2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014. The books are available in full-text PDFs by individual chapter. Includes access to the APA Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology [NOTE: To search only the APA Books, uncheck the box marked PsycTESTS]
  • Annals of American History
    Provides access to more than 2,000 primary source documents including images, video and audio clips of U.S. history from 1493 to modern times. Includes historical accounts, speeches, memoirs, poems, editorials and cultural criticism discussing government, foreign relations, business, war, the arts, family life and religion. An editorial note prefaces each article, explaining surrounding circumstances, placing the piece in its historical context and citing the original source of the document.
  • Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL)
    Provides access to 880,000 records, covering monographs, periodical articles, critical editions of literary works, book reviews and collections of essays published anywhere in the world from 1920 onwards. Part of Literature Online (LION)
  • Annual Reviews
    Annual Reviews offer comprehensive collections of critical reviews written by leading scientists. Pepperdine has access to a select number of Annual Reviews, indicated by a blue or green check mark by the title name.
  • Annual statement studies: eStatement studies
    From the Robert Morris Associates (RMA) Annual Statement Studies provides financial ratios for several industries. Industries are organized by NAICS codes and fairly narrow industries such as masonry contractors and jewelry stores are included. These ratios are the composite averages of several small and midsized businesses. You can download the reports into Excel.
  • Archive of Folk Culture  Icon
    The Library of Congress American Folklife Center's Archive of Folk Culture includes over two million photographs, manuscripts, audio recordings, and moving images. It consists of documentation of traditional culture from all around the world including the earliest field recordings made in the 1890s on wax cylinder through recordings made using digital technology. It is America's first national archive of traditional life, and one of the oldest and largest of such repositories in the world.
  • Archives of Traditional Music  Icon
    The Archives of Traditional Music at Indiana University is the largest university-based ethnographic sound archives in the United States. Its holdings cover a wide range of cultural and geographical areas, and include commercial and field recordings of vocal and instrumental music, folktales, interviews, and oral history, as well as videotapes, photographs, and manuscripts.
  • Art Full Text  
    Featuring full-text articles (from more than 300 journals), indexing and abstracting of an international array of publications, Art Full Text™ is a comprehensive resource covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture and much more.
  • ARTstor
    The ARTstor Digital Library provides more than 1.8 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
    The is an archive for electronic preprints of scientific papers in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, computer science, quantitative biology, statistics, and quantitative finance which can be accessed online.
  • ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials  
    Provides access to 632,100 article citations from more than 1,650 journals (518 currently indexed), more than 260,200 essay citations from over 16,700 multi-author works, more than 575,400 book review citations, essays, ministry reports and a growing number of multimedia citations. Full text for more than 442,300 articles & reviews. Includes major theology and religious journals reflecting all major faiths, denominations and language groups. Beginning in 1949 although indexing for some journal titles extends back into the nineteenth century.

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