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ESEC 620 - Dr. Densmore - cohort 7: Finding Books

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Search the Pepperdine University Libraries Catalog for books, ebooks, DVDs, journals, and more

Search for an item in The Pepperdine Libraries:
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Tips for Finding Books

When searching for books, there are a couple good strategies to start with:

1. If you already have a relevant book or article in hand, use its bibliography to help find other sources;

2. Use the "More like this" link to find other books within your subject area.

3. Think of synonyms or variations on spelling and try and OR search:

  • theater OR theatre
  • teenager OR adolescents

For some literary research it's important to track a particular author whose name may have varied over the course of his/her lifetime or publication history. In these cases, pay attention to cross-references in the catalog when you do an Author or Subject search for a name. Keep all name variants in mind when you search other catalogs and databases to ensure that you are finding all relevant resources.

Books Through Pepperdine

A Few Tips:

When you find the book that you want; text yourself the call number. This way you can save paper and have the number right in you phone!

You can also email yourself the records to review later.

What to do if the book is not on your campus: