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Multidisciplinary Databases

These are great databases to start with, they cover a variety of article types (from popular to newspaper to scholarly) and give you cross disiplinary results.

  • 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.
  • JSTOR
    Access to an extensive archive of journals in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, ecology, economics, history, language and literature, mathematics, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, political science, sociology, and religion. Pepperdine subscribes to the Arts & Science I, II, III.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides full-text coverage of approximately 15,000 national and regional newspapers, broadcast transcripts, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations and SEC filings such as 10-K's and 10-Q's. It provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.
  • Mango Languages  Icon
    Mango is an online learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages, plus Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and Latin
  • Project MUSE
    Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
  • Sage Research Methods
    SAGE Research Methods is a research tool that connects you to over 100,000 pages of SAGE research methods books, journals, and reference material with advanced search features. Here, researchers, faculty, and students can explore methods concepts to design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct research, and write up findings.
  • Taylor & Francis Social Science & Humanities Library
    Access to over 900 online journals from Routledge, Taylor & Francis, and Psychology Press. Featured disciplines include Behavioral Science; Education; Business, Management & Economics; Media, Cultural & Communication Studies; Politics, International Relations & Area Studies; Sociology & Related Disciplines; and Sport, Leisure & Tourism.
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American Studies

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  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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 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 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  
      
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    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Biography in Context  
      
    Provides biographical information on more than 528,000 people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. The database also provides full-text articles from over 350 magazines and newspapers and includes more than 27,000 images plus links to Web sites tied to the lives and works of the subjects.
  • Digital National Security Archive  Icon
    Provides a collection of primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. The resource now includes 31 subscribed collections consisting of over 43,000 meticulously indexed documents. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post-World War II through the 21st century.
  • Dissertations & Theses
    Access to nearly 3 million searchable citations, the most comprehensive collection of doctoral dissertations and master's theses in the world. Dissertations from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts and Master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Full text for most dissertations since 1997 with 1.2 million full text dissertations available for download in PDF format. Approximately 70,000 new dissertations and theses are added each year. Coverage from 1743 to the present.
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800  Icon
    Commonly called referred to as the Evans Collection, this resource is comprised of a vast range of publications, including advertisements, almanacs, bibles, broadsides, catalogs, charters and by-laws, contracts, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, maps, narratives, novels, operas, pamphlets, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, tracts, travelogues, treaties and more. The imprints in Series I are expertly indexed and may be browsed by genre, subjects, author, history of printing, place of publication and language.
  • Early American Newspapers, Series 1  Icon
    Access to more than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia printed between 1690 and 1876. Search Newspapers by eras in American History. Based on Clarence S. Brigham's "History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820" and other authoritative bibliographies.
  • Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment  Icon
    Documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534-1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women. The project brings coherence to a wide range of published and unpublished accounts, including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.
  • Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy (2d ed. 2002)
    Access to essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.
  • Encyclopedia of American Religions (7th ed. 2003)
    Contains general essays that historically trace the major religious families and traditions, as well as directory listings that include contact and descriptive information on individual churches, religious bodies, and spiritual groups.
  • Encyclopedia of American Studies
    Access to a wide range of disciplines related to the history and cultures of the United States, from pre-colonial days to the present. It features articles covering areas such as history, literature, art, photography, film, architecture, urban studies, ethnicity, race, gender, economics, politics, wars, consumer culture, and global America; includes over 660 online, searchable articles and bibliographies.
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
    An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles.
  • European Views of the Americas, 1493 to 1750  Icon
    Bibliographic database indexes European works that relate to the Americas. Created from "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750", the database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
  • Film Literature Index
    Annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law (3d ed., 2011)
    Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (2d ed. 2000)
    Access to essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns. Also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans, and Amish. Each essay lists organizations and research centers; name, address, and contact information for periodicals, radio, and television stations; and a further readings section.
  • Gender Watch
    Access to over 300 titles (over 250 in full text) that focus on women and women's issues, including academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, booklets, and reports. Some archival material as far back as 1974.
  • Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA)
    The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA) deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to contemporary American art. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art (DOA) and adding hundreds of new entries not previously covered in the DOA, GEAA is a comprehensive and current reference resource for information on this important area for students, researchers, and the general public.
  • Los Angeles Times  Icon
    Indexing and full-text access to the Los Angeles Times including extensive coverage of national, international and local news. Covers 1985 to current date.
  • Los Angeles Times (Historic)  Icon
    Every issue from 1881-1990 includes the complete paper -cover-to-cover- with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.
  • Making of America (Cornell University Library)  Icon
    The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. Additional journals and books are available at the Unive
  • MLA International Bibliography  
      
    the research tool for literature because it most accurately reflects the state of literary studies in the United States and internationally. MLA includes listings of scholarly journal articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations, published from 1926 to the present. Abstracts are oftentimes not included, so you need to depend on subject headings to determine what the material is covering. Those subject headings are the key to organizing your search strategy.
  • Naxos Music Library Jazz
    Access to a comprehensive collection of jazz on the Naxos and Fantasy Jazz labels, features close to 92,200 tracks of jazz from over 8,600 albums with over 32,000 jazz rtists represented.
  • New York Public Library (NYPL) Digital Gallery
    NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
  • New York Times (Historic)  Icon
    Includes not only news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements, but also historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements. Every issue from 1851-2010 includes the complete paper -cover-to-cover- with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.
  • North American Immigrant Letters/Diaries  Icon
    Access to personal narratives such as letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories, including several thousand indexed and searchable pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews. Collection starts around 1840 and extend to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980. Includes more recent waves of immigrants from Latin America and Asia. Provides perspectives both on North America and on the immigrants' countries of origin.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries  Icon
    Spanning more than 300 years, the collection contains the personal experiences of some 1,325 women from colonial times to 1950. Includes approximately 150,000 pages of letters and diaries includes 6,000 pages of unpublished manuscripts, 300 biographies and 1,500 bibliographies. Including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings and represents all age groups and life stages, a wide range of ethnicities, and many geographic regions.
  • Oxford African American Studies Center  Icon
    Contains over 10,000 articles by top scholars and hundreds of primary source documents, images, maps, and charts and tables.
  • ProQuest Congressional (Formerly LexisNexis Congressional)  Icon
    Provides access to legislative and regulatory information from the United States government, including hearing transcripts, committee reports, bills, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, the U.S. Code, and public law. The Hot Bills & Hot Topics feature locates information on the leading legislative and political issues of the day.
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective  Icon
    Provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture and seminal developments across nearly a century.
  • Richmond Daily Dispatch  Icon
    Access t full-text searching of all issues of the American Civil War-era newspaper, the Richmond Daily Dispatch from November 1860 through December 1865.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    Access to statistics published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. (Beginning in 2013, offered by ProQuest)
  • Wright American Fiction 1851-1875  Icon
    Access to an online collection attempts to include every novel published in the United States from 1851 to 1875. It includes works by well known writers such as Louisa May Alcott, Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, and Harriet Beecher Stowe, along with a great many forgotten authors, whose works may have been very popular in their own time.
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Art and Art History

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  • 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 one million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research.
  • Getty Publications Virtual Library
    The Virtual Library includes titles published by the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute.The publications span the Getty’s publishing history, and include collection catalogues that highlight masterpieces from Getty collections, translations of texts on the visual arts, essential works of art historical research, exhibition catalogues, journals, and publications that serve as key resources in the conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.
  • Grove Art Online now part of Oxford Art Online  
      
    Provides access to foremost scholarly art encyclopedia covering all aspects of Western and non-Western visual art. It includes the full text of The Dictionary of Art, edited by Jane Turner (1996, 34 volumes) – the landmark reference work containing more than 45,000 articles (more than 21,000 biographies and 500,000 bibliographical citations) contributed by 6,700 scholars from 120 countries.
  • Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA)
    The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA) deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to contemporary American art. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art (DOA) and adding hundreds of new entries not previously covered in the DOA, GEAA is a comprehensive and current reference resource for information on this important area for students, researchers, and the general public.
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts
    Contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures including hundreds of entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials, concise definitions on art forms and styles, and in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics.
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture
    Covers all aspects of Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Africa to Central, South, and East Asia and includes entries on artists, rulers, writers, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, calligraphy, textiles, and more.
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques  
      
    Historical and current uses of materials and techniques in a wide range of areas from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art.
  • JSTOR
    Access to an extensive archive of journals in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, and religion.
  • New York Public Library (NYPL) Digital Gallery
    NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
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Biology


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  • Science (AAAS)
    Published for scientists, engineers and others interested in science; contains articles, original research reports, news sections, editorials, and letters. Special issues devoted to science-related topics such as biotechnology.
  • JAMA : Journal of the American Medical Association
    JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year.
  • Nature
    An international weekly journal of science, Nature publishes the peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation to all readers who have an interest in science.
  • JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments
    Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed online journal publishing visualized (video-based) biological research studies. This publication aims to solve some of the most difficult problems in the contemporary life science research: low transparency and reproducibility of biological experiments, time-consuming learning of experimental techniques. Video-based visualization of biological techniques and procedures provide an effective solution to the problem described. PEPPERDINE SUBSCRIBES TO GENERAL AND NEUROSCIENCE SECTIONS.
  • PubMed
    PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
  • ScienceDirect
    Provides indexing and abstracting for over 2,500 scientific, technical and medical journals as well as access to 503 full-text Elsevier journals, and titles subscribed to by Pepperdine University Libraries, through the SCELC consortium, plus 45 titles in the Psychology backfile.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    Access to comprehensive, bibliographic and full text coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines, including over 530 full text titles. More than 1,200,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 20,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources that offers coverage of over 20,500 scientific, technical, medical and social science titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus includes full text links directly from the results lists, abstracts for 80% of the records, 100% coverage of Medline titles, daily updates, and alerts for you to keep abreast of your research topic.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It indexes over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. Pepperdine has direct access to selected journal articles and online books.
  • RefWorks
    A Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. Users can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. As a web-based product, RefWorks is available to users across various platforms including Windows, Mac, and Unix. Pepperdine users also have access to Write-N-Cite
  • Medline
    Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry and the pre-clinical sciences and includes bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. The file contains over 22 million citations dating back to the mid-1950's. Most records are from English-language sources or have English abstracts. More than 4,600 international clinical and research journals are indexed and abstracted.
  • National Academies Press
    Access to books in the physical and social sciences (also accessible by subject) published since 1980. Includes full-text searching capabilities. Introduces the National Academies Press, created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.
  • Health Source : Nursing/Academic Edition  
      
    Provides access to over 500 scholarly full-text journals, including 436 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for 829 journals. Full-text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish) and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Biodiversity Heritage Library  Icon
    The Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL) is an online library providing free and open access to the legacy literature of taxonomy and biodiversity. BHL was created by a consortium of natural history and botanical libraries that digitize and make accessible the legacy literature of biodiversity held in their collections and to make that literature available for open access and responsible use as a part of a global “biodiversity commons.”
  • bioRxiv
    a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals.
  • eLife
    eLife is a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal for the biomedical and life sciences. It is supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Max Planck Society, and Wellcome Trust.
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2d. ed.
    A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community. (17 volumes)
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Business

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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Business Plans Handbook series
    Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.
  • Business Source Premier
    Access to the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,200 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier includes full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Updated daily
  • Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities
    Helps authors locate journals that might publish his/her article by providing information about journal submission guidelines, acceptance rates, review process and other pertinent information about journals in areas of business, computer science/business information systems, education, and psychology.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Access to content from CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. CMMC offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 620 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 820 titles.
  • Dissertations & Theses
    Access to nearly 3 million searchable citations, the most comprehensive collection of doctoral dissertations and master's theses in the world. Dissertations from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts and Master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Full text for most dissertations since 1997 with 1.2 million full text dissertations available for download in PDF format. Approximately 70,000 new dissertations and theses are added each year. Coverage from 1743 to the present.
  • EconLit
    EconLit, the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature. The database contains more than 1.1 million records from 1886-present. EconLit covers virtually every area related to economics. Uses the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) classification system and controlled vocabulary of keywords.
  • eMarketer
    Includes daily research articles, analyst reports, and a database of e-business and online marketing statistics, aggregated and analyzed from over 4,000 sources. Topics include market research and trend analysis on Internet, e-business, online marketing, media and emerging technologies.
  • Emerald Mangement Xtra
    Provides access to over 75,000 searchable articles from over 120 Emerald journals. It contains over 25,000 management articles from its archives back to 1989. Subjects covered include management, HRM, marketing, and librarianship.
  • eStatement Studies by Robert Morris Associates (RMA)
    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.
  • Factiva
    Provides access to the Dow Jones and Reuters news wires, The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and over 8,000 other sources with the ability to cross search Web sites, publications, newswires, company reports and pictures in a single search.
  • IBIS World
    Access to research reports containing key statistics, industry conditions, market characteristics, industry performance, external market drivers, key success factors, and 5-year revenue forecasts for each US industry. Charts and graphs download into Excel, and detailed written analysis provides explanations and insights. Our subscription also includes Global Market Research Reports that analyze 75 of the largest industries on a world-wide scale.
  • International Financial Statistics
    Presents economic statistics for 269 countries from the International Monetary Fund. Economic and financial data including interest rates, gross domestic product, exchange rates, international transactions, government accounts, international liquidity and international banking are available from 1948 to the present.
  • JSTOR
    Access to an extensive archive of journals in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, ecology, economics, history, language and literature, mathematics, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, political science, sociology, and religion. Pepperdine subscribes to the Arts & Science I, II, III.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides full-text coverage of approximately 15,000 national and regional newspapers, broadcast transcripts, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations and SEC filings such as 10-K's and 10-Q's. It provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.
  • Mergent Online
    Mergent Online provides business and financial information for over 23,000 U.S. and international companies. 30 years of historical stock prices are available. SEC filings (real-time and archived to 1993) are included for the 10,000+ NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchange companies. Financials for 15 years are "as reported" and can be downloaded to spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel. Select private company reports are available.
  • Mintel Reports
    Provides market research report insights for market share, consumer profiles, forecasting, driving forces, and distribution methods on very specific consumer markets in the US. Users have access to approx. 800+ unique reports with 220 new reports created each year. Common data sources include: Simmons Consumer Research Information Resources, Inc., (IRI) Nielsen/NPD, Trade Associations and Mintel's unique consumer research. THIS DATABASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO CURRENT PEPPERDINE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF
  • NBER Working Papers
    NBER Working Paper series - research findings from the National Bureau of Economic Research, a private non-profit engaged in quantitative analysis of the American economy; nearly 700 working papers are issued each year.
  • OxResearch
    Access to analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance. Evaluates issues and events within a coherent political, social, and economic framework. Contains objective, multi-disciplinary articles compiled by an extensive international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities around the world, as well as think-tanks and institutes of international standing.
  • Passport (formerly Global Market Information Database)
    From Euromonitor International, Passport GMID provides business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries and offers detailed analysis of consumer and industrial markets around the world across 781 cities, 210 countries, and 27 industries with historic data from 1997 and forecasts through 2020. THIS DATABASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO CURRENT PEPPERDINE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF.
  • PrivCo
    PrivCo.com is a well-known source for business and financial research on non-publicly traded corporations, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture-backed and international unlisted companies
  • PsycINFO
    The American Psychological Association’s (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3.4 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.
  • PsycTests  
      
    PsycTESTS is an electronic database providing descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching. Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes a wide variety of test types: achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and more. These include previously unpublished measures, tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located, and information about published tests available from commercial publishers. [NOTE: To search only PsycTESTS, uncheck the box marked APA Books]
  • Reference USA
    An online directory of 12 million+ businesses in the United States and Canada. Users can search by company name, ticker symbol, executive name, geographic location, sales range, type of business and number of employees.
  • RefWorks
    A Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. Users can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. As a web-based product, RefWorks is available to users across various platforms including Windows, Mac, and Unix. Pepperdine users also have access to Write-N-Cite
  • Regional Business News
    This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • S and P Net Advantage (Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage)
    Provides access to research products including Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Mutual Fund Reports, Bond Reports, Corporation Records, The Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives, and The Outlook, among others. Includes financials as Excel Analytics for both U.S. and global companies.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources that offers coverage of over 20,500 scientific, technical, medical and social science titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus includes full text links directly from the results lists, abstracts for 80% of the records, 100% coverage of Medline titles, daily updates, and alerts for you to keep abreast of your research topic.
  • The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online
    Lookup concepts and terms related to economics. It's updated quarterly and the entries are written by experts, including many Nobel laureates.
  • ThomsonOne Research
    ThomsonOne Research provides investment reports from prominent banks such as Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. These reports provide in-depth analysis and forecasts for publicly-traded companies. ** THIS DATABASE CAN ONLY BE SEARCHED WITH INTERNET EXPLORER 9.** THIS DATABASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO CURRENT PEPPERDINE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF
  • Value Line Research Center
    Access to: The Value Line Research Center Investment Survey, full-page Ratings and Reports on 1,700 stocks, plus a weekly Summary and Index with key financial data and the Selection and Opinion newsletter; The Value Line Research Center Investment Survey - Expanded Edition; The Value Line Research Center Mutual Fund Survey; The Value Line Research Center Daily Options Survey; The Value Line Research Center Special Situations Service; and The Value Line Research Center Convertibles Survey.
  • Wall Street Journal (Factiva)
    The Wall Street Journal is an international daily newspaper, published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation. The Journal primarily covers American economic and international business topics, and financial news and issues.
  • Wharton Research Data Services
    Provides instant access to important databases in the fields of finance, accounting, banking, economics, management, marketing and public policy. Currently Pepperdine subscribes to COMPUSTAT, CRSP, and KLD. Access is limited to Pepperdine faculty, staff, and doctoral students. Users must apply for account access and be approved by the Pepperdine WRDS representative the first time they log in.
  • World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
    The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products, the OKR collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves the World Bank's intellectual output in digital form. Launched in April 2012, the OKR contains over 14,000 research works, including books published since 2000.
  • World dataBank
    The World Bank provides indicators for the following categories: economic policy and debt, education, environment, financial sector, health, infrastructure, labor and social protection, poverty, private sector and trade, and public sector. Time series data is available back to 1960 for some countries.
  • Zephyr *NEW*
    Zephyr contains business and financial data. Zephyr works on Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Subscription covers 1 user during a single period.
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Chemistry

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  • 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.
  • SciFinder Scholar (web)
    SciFinder Scholar provides online access to several databases, including Chemical Abstracts, Registry, CASREACT, CHEMLIST, CHEMCAT, and MEDLINE.
    Users must register to use SciFinder Scholar see Scifinder InfoGuide
  • Scopus
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources that offers coverage of over 20,500 scientific, technical, medical and social science titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus includes full text links directly from the results lists, abstracts for 80% of the records, 100% coverage of Medline titles, daily updates, and alerts for you to keep abreast of your research topic.
  • ScienceDirect
    Provides indexing and abstracting for over 2,500 scientific, technical and medical journals as well as access to 503 full-text Elsevier journals, and titles subscribed to by Pepperdine University Libraries, through the SCELC consortium, plus 45 titles in the Psychology backfile.
  • JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments
    Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed online journal publishing visualized (video-based) biological research studies. This publication aims to solve some of the most difficult problems in the contemporary life science research: low transparency and reproducibility of biological experiments, time-consuming learning of experimental techniques. Video-based visualization of biological techniques and procedures provide an effective solution to the problem described. PEPPERDINE SUBSCRIBES TO GENERAL AND NEUROSCIENCE SECTIONS.
  • Science (AAAS)
    Published for scientists, engineers and others interested in science; contains articles, original research reports, news sections, editorials, and letters. Special issues devoted to science-related topics such as biotechnology.
  • PubMed
    PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
  • RefWorks
    A Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. Users can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. As a web-based product, RefWorks is available to users across various platforms including Windows, Mac, and Unix. Pepperdine users also have access to Write-N-Cite
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Communication

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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.
  • 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.
  • Business Source Premier
    Access to the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,200 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier includes full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Updated daily
  • CIOS (Communication Institute for Online Scholarship)
    Provides access to a communication resource library, scholarly conference information, the ComAbstracts database of 55,000 article and book abstracts and bibliographic records from the professional literature of the communication field, the ComVista guide to programs of study in communication-related departments in North American higher education, and electronic services for several important communication societies.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Access to content from CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. CMMC offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 620 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 820 titles.
  • Communication Abstracts
    Access to article abstracts, books, bibliographic records, and other sources of relevance to researchers, scholars, and students interested in fields related to human communication studies (mass communication, human interaction, rhetoric, health communication, communication and new media, journalism, communication history, etc.). ComAbstracts is expanded and updated throughout the year.
  • EBSCOhost databases
    EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full-text databases and popular databases from leading information providers. The comprehensive databases range from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.
  • eMarketer
    Includes daily research articles, analyst reports, and a database of e-business and online marketing statistics, aggregated and analyzed from over 4,000 sources. Topics include market research and trend analysis on Internet, e-business, online marketing, media and emerging technologies.
  • Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
    A comprehensive overview of contemporary communication theory. Entries address topics related not only to paradigms, traditions, and schools, but also metatheory, methodology, inquiry, and applications and contexts.
  • International Encyclopedia of Communication Online
    Provides authoritative and up-to-date scholarship, spanning the breadth of communication studies, including coverage of theories, media and communication phenomena, research methods, problems, concepts, and geographical areas. Topics range from extended explorations of major topics to short definitions of key terms and include subjects, people, periods, places, and key topics.
  • Medicine and Madison Avenue  Icon
    Over 600 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States.
  • Mintel Reports
    Provides market research report insights for market share, consumer profiles, forecasting, driving forces, and distribution methods on very specific consumer markets in the US. Users have access to approx. 800+ unique reports with 220 new reports created each year. Common data sources include: Simmons Consumer Research Information Resources, Inc., (IRI) Nielsen/NPD, Trade Associations and Mintel's unique consumer research. THIS DATABASE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO CURRENT PEPPERDINE STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  
      
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    A complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Users have access to viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, interactive maps, videos, streaming audio, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
  • PsycINFO
    The American Psychological Association’s (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3.4 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.
  • Sage Journals Online
    Provides access to the full text of 560+ individual SAGE journals, including issues dating back to 1999. SAGE publishes journals in Business, Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine and includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies.
  • SRDS Media Solutions
    Access to accurate, up-to-date media information including detailed ad rates, dates and contact data plus demographic information; catalogs more than 100,000 U.S. and international media properties. ***The Local Market Audience Analyst module will only work with the Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 browsers.***
  • Taylor & Francis Social Science & Humanities Library
    Access to over 900 online journals from Routledge, Taylor & Francis, and Psychology Press. Featured disciplines include Behavioral Science; Education; Business, Management & Economics; Media, Cultural & Communication Studies; Politics, International Relations & Area Studies; Sociology & Related Disciplines; and Sport, Leisure & Tourism.
  • TV and Radio Transcripts
    Access to the transcripts from TV and Radio news shows including; CNN, FOX New Network, National Public Radio (NPR), ABC, CBS, CNBC and more.
  • TV by the Numbers (Nielsen Ratings)
    TV by the Number is a useful database for locating Nielsen ratings and audience estimates for both network television and cable shows.
  • World Press Encyclopedia: a survey of press systems worldwide
    Access to a comprehensive survey of press and electronic media which covers nearly 200 countries. Entries include an overview of the background, economic framework and general characteristics of each country's press plus the number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, news agencies, electronic news media, education and training in journalism.
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Computer Science

Computer Science

  • National Academies Press: Computer and Information Technology
    The National Academies help change the way people think about computers, information technology, and public policy. They also advance specific recommendations for action. Additional impact includes expanding public policy awareness and enhancing insight into information technology.
  • ScienceDirect
    Provides indexing and abstracting for over 2,500 scientific, technical and medical journals as well as access to 503 full-text Elsevier journals, and titles subscribed to by Pepperdine University Libraries, through the SCELC consortium, plus 45 titles in the Psychology backfile.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources that offers coverage of over 20,500 scientific, technical, medical and social science titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus includes full text links directly from the results lists, abstracts for 80% of the records, 100% coverage of Medline titles, daily updates, and alerts for you to keep abreast of your research topic.
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Education

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  • Academic Search Complete
    An EBSCO database that provides full text coverage for nearly 9000 journals, including over 7,700 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.
  • 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.
  • Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities
    Helps authors locate journals that might publish his/her article by providing information about journal submission guidelines, acceptance rates, review process and other pertinent information about journals in areas of business, computer science/business information systems, education, and psychology.
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies
    Produced by NISC, is today’s source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed. More than 342,000 records are included with over 10,000 new records added each year.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    Provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Digest of Education Statistics
    A compilation of statistical information covering the broad field of American education from prekindergarten through graduate school. The Digest includes a selection of data from many sources, both government and private, and draws especially on the results of surveys and activities carried out by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
  • Dissertations & Theses
    Access to nearly 3 million searchable citations, the most comprehensive collection of doctoral dissertations and master's theses in the world. Dissertations from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts and Master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Full text for most dissertations since 1997 with 1.2 million full text dissertations available for download in PDF format. Approximately 70,000 new dissertations and theses are added each year. Coverage from 1743 to the present.
  • ECAR (Educause Center for Applied Research)
    Provides access to timely research about the application and use of information technology in higher education. To access the ECAR publications you will need an EDUCAUSE profile (username and password). If you do not already have an EDUCAUSE profile you can create one by selecting the login key at the top of ECAR web site.
  • Education Full Text  
      
    Provides full text of articles from over 350 journals as far back as 1996, in addition to indexing of more than 770 periodicals dating back to 1983. Content includes in-depth coverage of special education and more than 100,000 controlled and cross-referenced names of educational tests. Subject coverage includes adult education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more.
  • ERIC  
      
    Provides access to education literature and resources. The database provides access to information from journals included in the Current Index of Journals in Education and Resources in Education Index. The database contains more than 1.3 million records and links to more than 337,000 full-text documents dating back to 1966.
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition
    Designed specifically for high school libraries, this database contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines plus more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, 107,000 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print  
      
    Provides access provides to a comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. Covers the areas of psychology, education, business, and leadership.
  • Primary Search
    An EBSCOhost database that contains full text for more than nearly 70 popular, elementary school magazines. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for over 80 magazines. Examples of publications covered in Primary Search includes: Boys' Life, Cobblestone, Cricket, Highlights for Children, Hopscotch, Jack and Jill, Ladybug, Ranger Rick, Science World, Spider and SuperScience.
  • Projections of Education Statistics
    Projections for key education statistics including statistics on enrollment, graduates, teachers, and expenditures in elementary and secondary schools, and enrollment, earned degrees conferred, and current-fund expenditures of degree-granting institutions.
  • PsycARTICLES
    From the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 178,000 articles from 103 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), and from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
  • PsycINFO
    Access to nearly 2.3 million citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books, dissertations and technical reports. Journal coverage, which spans from 1887 to present, includes international material selected from more than 2,100 periodicals in over 25 languages. Includes information about the psychological aspects of related disciplines such as medicine, psychiatry, nursing, sociology, education, pharmacology, physiology, linguistics, anthropology, business and law.
  • PsycTests  
      
    PsycTESTS is an electronic database providing descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching. Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes a wide variety of test types: achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and more. These include previously unpublished measures, tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located, and information about published tests available from commercial publishers. [NOTE: To search only PsycTESTS, uncheck the box marked APA Books]
  • Refworks database  
      
    the RefWorks database will help you organize your citations and create Reference lists in APA Style plus ca. 1400 other citation styles. Log into the database by following the path Electronic Databases/R/Refworks
    Citations can be imported from the databases or entered manually.
  • Sage Journals Online
    Provides access to the full text of 560+ individual SAGE journals, including issues dating back to 1999. SAGE publishes journals in Business, Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine and includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies.
  • Scholarships, Fellowships and Loans 30th Edition
    Provides more than 7,400 sources of education-related financial aid and awards at all levels of study. Includes a section on federal financial aid and a state-by-state listing of agencies.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources that offers coverage of over 20,500 scientific, technical, medical and social science titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus includes full text links directly from the results lists, abstracts for 80% of the records, 100% coverage of Medline titles, daily updates, and alerts for you to keep abreast of your research topic.
  • Taylor & Francis Social Science & Humanities Library
    Access to over 900 online journals from Routledge, Taylor & Francis, and Psychology Press. Featured disciplines include Behavioral Science; Education; Business, Management & Economics; Media, Cultural & Communication Studies; Politics, International Relations & Area Studies; Sociology & Related Disciplines; and Sport, Leisure & Tourism.
  • Teacher Reference Center
    Provides indexing and abstracts for over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals to assist professional educators.
  • World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
    The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products, the OKR collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves the World Bank's intellectual output in digital form. Launched in April 2012, the OKR contains over 14,000 research works, including books published since 2000.
  • World Education Encyclopedia (2d ed. 2001)
    Access to a country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries.
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Film Studies & Screenwriting

Click here for InfoGuides on Film Studies.

  • 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.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete
    Access to content from CommSearch and Mass Media Articles Index along with numerous other journals in communication, mass media, and other closely-related fields of study. CMMC offers cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 620 journals, and selected coverage of nearly 200 more, for a combined coverage of more than 820 titles.
  • Deadline Hollywood
    Deadline Hollywood is an authoritative source for breaking news in the entertainment industry.
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
    An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles.
  • Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text  
      
    Access to the definitive online tool for film and television research. Subject coverage includes film & television theory, preservation & restoration, screenwriting, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews. The database provides cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts for more than 380 publications (and selected coverage of 300), as well as full text for more than 120 journals, and 100 books.
  • Film Literature Index
    Annually indexes 150 film and television periodicals from 30 countries cover-to-cover and 200 other periodicals selectively for articles on film and television. The periodicals range from the scholarly to the popular. More than 2,000 subject headings provide detailed analysis of the articles.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Access to encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Titles can be searched alone, by subject, or all titles can be searched together.
  • Ivan Goff Collection of Television Scripts  Icon
    The finding aid for the Ivan Goff collection of television scripts is now available on the Online Archive of California! The Online Archive of California (OAC) is part of the California Digital Library and is a great tool for starting a research project. The OAC allows access to finding aids (detailed descriptions of collections of primary resource materials) from over 200 institutions in California, including museums, libraries, historical societies, the University of California system’s libraries and archives, and others.
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective  Icon
    Provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture and seminal developments across nearly a century.
  • Schirmer Encyclopedia of Film
    Provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to film and film studies, covering such aspects as production, national traditions, studios, genres, critical theory and film history.
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Health and Medicine


  • PubMed
    PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
  • Medline
    Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry and the pre-clinical sciences and includes bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. The file contains over 22 million citations dating back to the mid-1950's. Most records are from English-language sources or have English abstracts. More than 4,600 international clinical and research journals are indexed and abstracted.
  • JAMA : Journal of the American Medical Association
    JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year.
  • Health Source : Nursing/Academic Edition  
      
    Provides access to over 500 scholarly full-text journals, including 436 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for 829 journals. Full-text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish) and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
  • 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.
  • AHFS Consumer Medication Information **NEW**  
      
    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.
  • ScienceDirect
    Provides indexing and abstracting for over 2,500 scientific, technical and medical journals as well as access to 503 full-text Elsevier journals, and titles subscribed to by Pepperdine University Libraries, through the SCELC consortium, plus 45 titles in the Psychology backfile.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources that offers coverage of over 20,500 scientific, technical, medical and social science titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus includes full text links directly from the results lists, abstracts for 80% of the records, 100% coverage of Medline titles, daily updates, and alerts for you to keep abreast of your research topic.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    Access to comprehensive, bibliographic and full text coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines, including over 530 full text titles. More than 1,200,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 20,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.
  • Sage Journals Online
    Provides access to the full text of 560+ individual SAGE journals, including issues dating back to 1999. SAGE publishes journals in Business, Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine and includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It indexes over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. Pepperdine has direct access to selected journal articles and online books.
  • Science (AAAS)
    Published for scientists, engineers and others interested in science; contains articles, original research reports, news sections, editorials, and letters. Special issues devoted to science-related topics such as biotechnology.
  • PsychiatryOnline
    Portal featuring DSM-V-TR, the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world and The American Journal of Psychiatry plus a collection of psychiatric references and journals from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., self-assessment tools, and clinical & research news. All journals, with the exception of Psychiatric News, available in this database are peer reviewed.
  • Medicine and Madison Avenue  Icon
    Over 600 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States.
  • World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
    The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products, the OKR collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves the World Bank's intellectual output in digital form. Launched in April 2012, the OKR contains over 14,000 research works, including books published since 2000.
  • Therapedia A-Z: Encyclopedia of Mental Health
    A free online mental health encyclopedia and companion to the DSM-5.
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History

For InfoGuides related to US History look under American History.

  • 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 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 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  
      
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    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.
  • 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.
  • Biography in Context  
      
    Provides biographical information on more than 528,000 people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. The database also provides full-text articles from over 350 magazines and newspapers and includes more than 27,000 images plus links to Web sites tied to the lives and works of the subjects.
  • British Periodicals  Icon
    Provides page images and searchable full text for approximately 500 British periodicals published from the 17th through the early 20th centuries (1681-1920). Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences and the fine arts: music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. The collection includes over 5 million pages.
  • Chicago Manual of Style Online
    Provides recommendations on editorial style and publishing practices for the digital age. CMOS includes the full contents of the 16th and 15th editions
  • Digital National Security Archive  Icon
    Provides a collection of primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. The resource now includes 31 subscribed collections consisting of over 43,000 meticulously indexed documents. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post-World War II through the 21st century.
  • Dissertations & Theses
    Access to nearly 3 million searchable citations, the most comprehensive collection of doctoral dissertations and master's theses in the world. Dissertations from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts and Master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Full text for most dissertations since 1997 with 1.2 million full text dissertations available for download in PDF format. Approximately 70,000 new dissertations and theses are added each year. Coverage from 1743 to the present.
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800  Icon
    Commonly called referred to as the Evans Collection, this resource is comprised of a vast range of publications, including advertisements, almanacs, bibles, broadsides, catalogs, charters and by-laws, contracts, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, maps, narratives, novels, operas, pamphlets, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, tracts, travelogues, treaties and more. The imprints in Series I are expertly indexed and may be browsed by genre, subjects, author, history of printing, place of publication and language.
  • Early Encounters in North America: Peoples, Cultures, and the Environment  Icon
    Documents the relationships among peoples in North America from 1534-1850. The collection focuses on personal accounts and provides unique perspectives from all of the protagonists, including traders, slaves, missionaries, explorers, soldiers, native peoples, and officials, both men and women. The project brings coherence to a wide range of published and unpublished accounts, including narratives, diaries, journals, and letters.
  • Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy (2d ed. 2002)
    Access to essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.
  • Encyclopedia of American Studies
    Access to a wide range of disciplines related to the history and cultures of the United States, from pre-colonial days to the present. It features articles covering areas such as history, literature, art, photography, film, architecture, urban studies, ethnicity, race, gender, economics, politics, wars, consumer culture, and global America; includes over 660 online, searchable articles and bibliographies.
  • European Views of the Americas, 1493 to 1750  Icon
    Bibliographic database indexes European works that relate to the Americas. Created from "European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750", the database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750.
  • Gale News Vault (Historical UK newspapers)  Icon
    Search the Illustrated London Times together with The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985.
  • Historical Abstracts
    Searchable reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada), and includes over 800,000 annotated bibliographic citations to articles and book reviews provides indexing of more than 2,600 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.. Also included are the citations to abstracts of dissertations completed worldwide of particular interest for historical research.
  • In the First Person  Icon
    Access to personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories. Allows keyword searches across letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within Alexander Street Press databases and more than one million pages of editorially selected materials spanning 400 years.
  • JSTOR
    Access to an extensive archive of journals in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, ecology, economics, history, language and literature, mathematics, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, political science, sociology, and religion. Pepperdine subscribes to the Arts & Science I, II, III.
  • Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection  Icon
    Access to scarce and unique Latin American pamphlets published during the 19th and the early 20th centuries are owned by Harvard's Widener Library. These pamphlets are valuable primary resources for students and researchers working on Latin American history. They document the emergence of the Latin American colonies as independent states.
  • Los Angeles Times (Historic)  Icon
    Every issue from 1881-1990 includes the complete paper -cover-to-cover- with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.
  • Making of America (Cornell University Library)  Icon
    The Cornell University Library Making of America Collection is a digital library of primary sources in American social history from the antebellum period through reconstruction. The collection is particularly strong in the subject areas of education, psychology, American history, sociology, religion, and science and technology. This site provides access to 267 monograph volumes and over 100,000 journal articles with 19th century imprints. Additional journals and books are available at the Unive
  • MLA International Bibliography  
      
    An index of journal articles, books, and dissertations, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.5 million citations from more than 5,000 journals and series and 1,200 book publishers. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.
  • New York Public Library (NYPL) Digital Gallery
    NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
  • New York Times (Historic)  Icon
    Includes not only news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements, but also historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements. Every issue from 1851-2010 includes the complete paper -cover-to-cover- with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.
  • Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition  Icon
    Nineteenth-century serials edition is a collection of six full-text British 19th century newspapers and journals: Monthly repository of theology and general literature (1806-1837), Unitarian chronicle (1832-1833), Northern star (1838-1852), Leader (1850-1860), English woman's journal (1858-1864), Tomahawk (1867-1870), and Publisher's circular (1880-1890). The titles were chosen for their emphasis upon social issues, political reform, and women's rights issues.
  • North American Immigrant Letters/Diaries  Icon
    Access to personal narratives such as letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories, including several thousand indexed and searchable pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews. Collection starts around 1840 and extend to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980. Includes more recent waves of immigrants from Latin America and Asia. Provides perspectives both on North America and on the immigrants' countries of origin.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries  Icon
    Spanning more than 300 years, the collection contains the personal experiences of some 1,325 women from colonial times to 1950. Includes approximately 150,000 pages of letters and diaries includes 6,000 pages of unpublished manuscripts, 300 biographies and 1,500 bibliographies. Including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings and represents all age groups and life stages, a wide range of ethnicities, and many geographic regions.
  • Oxford African American Studies Center  Icon
    Contains over 10,000 articles by top scholars and hundreds of primary source documents, images, maps, and charts and tables.
  • Oxford African American Studies Center  Icon
    Contains over 10,000 articles by top scholars and hundreds of primary source documents, images, maps, and charts and tables.
  • ProQuest Congressional (Formerly LexisNexis Congressional)  Icon
    Provides access to legislative and regulatory information from the United States government, including hearing transcripts, committee reports, bills, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, the U.S. Code, and public law. The Hot Bills & Hot Topics feature locates information on the leading legislative and political issues of the day.
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective  Icon
    Provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture and seminal developments across nearly a century.
  • The Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA)  Icon
    The Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA) is a digital archive that focuses on Western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. TIMEA offers electronic texts such as travel guides, museum catalogs, and travel narratives, photographic and hand-drawn images of Egypt, historical maps, and interactive GIS (Geographic Information Systems) maps of Egypt and Cyprus.
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International Studies

  • 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.
  • Cambridge Companions Online
    Provides full text access to essays taken from the Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics (265 titles), the Cambridge Companions Philosophy, Religion and Culture (171 titles) and the Cambridge Companions to Music (59 titles).
  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
    Access to materials related to international affairs from 1991 onward including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs related to theory, policy, diplomacy, politics and law in the international arena.
  • Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection  Icon
    Access to scarce and unique Latin American pamphlets published during the 19th and the early 20th centuries are owned by Harvard's Widener Library. These pamphlets are valuable primary resources for students and researchers working on Latin American history. They document the emergence of the Latin American colonies as independent states.
  • Mango Languages  Icon
    Mango is an online learning system teaching practical conversation skills for a variety of popular languages, plus Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and Latin
  • Newspaper Source  
      
    Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 40 national (U.S.) & international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selected full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, Daily News (New York), San Jose Mercury News, etc.
  • Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace
    Access to a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events, organizations, and theories. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field and contains a bibliography for further reading. The Encyclopedia also includes a peace chronology, key documents and appendices.
  • OxResearch
    Access to analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance. Evaluates issues and events within a coherent political, social, and economic framework. Contains objective, multi-disciplinary articles compiled by an extensive international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities around the world, as well as think-tanks and institutes of international standing.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources that offers coverage of over 20,500 scientific, technical, medical and social science titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus includes full text links directly from the results lists, abstracts for 80% of the records, 100% coverage of Medline titles, daily updates, and alerts for you to keep abreast of your research topic.
  • Taylor & Francis Social Science & Humanities Library
    Access to over 900 online journals from Routledge, Taylor & Francis, and Psychology Press. Featured disciplines include Behavioral Science; Education; Business, Management & Economics; Media, Cultural & Communication Studies; Politics, International Relations & Area Studies; Sociology & Related Disciplines; and Sport, Leisure & Tourism.
  • The Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA)  Icon
    The Travelers in the Middle East Archive (TIMEA) is a digital archive that focuses on Western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. TIMEA offers electronic texts such as travel guides, museum catalogs, and travel narratives, photographic and hand-drawn images of Egypt, historical maps, and interactive GIS (Geographic Information Systems) maps of Egypt and Cyprus.
  • United Nations Documents
  • United Nations Treaty Collection  Icon
    Full-text as well as status of treaties filed with the U.N. Secretary-General.
  • World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
    The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products, the OKR collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves the World Bank's intellectual output in digital form. Launched in April 2012, the OKR contains over 14,000 research works, including books published since 2000.
  • World dataBank
    The World Bank provides indicators for the following categories: economic policy and debt, education, environment, financial sector, health, infrastructure, labor and social protection, poverty, private sector and trade, and public sector. Time series data is available back to 1960 for some countries.
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (13th ed. 2012)
    Presents information on 197 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.
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Legal

Legal Research

  • CCH Online
    CCH Online is an electronic library of approximately 150 titles published by CCH and Aspen publishers. It includes primary materials, such as cases, statutes and regulations, as well as secondary materials, such as practice guides, newsletters and other treatises. CCH Online covers a wide array of legal topics including, but not limited to, antitrust and trade regulation, banking, construction law, corporations, energy, finance, government contracts, insurance, intellectual property, products liability, securities, transportation law and trial practice. NOTE: CCH Online works best in Internet Explorer. You may experience problems using CCH Online in other browsers.
  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
    Access to materials related to international affairs from 1991 onward including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs related to theory, policy, diplomacy, politics and law in the international arena.
  • EISIL  Icon
    A website for locating the highest quality primary materials, authoritative web sites and helpful research guides to international law on the Internet, developed and maintained by the American Society for International Law.
  • Encyclopedia of Human Rights
    This is the online edition for the five-volume Encyclopedia of Human Rights, edited by David Forsythe. The encyclopedia offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms.
  • Foreign Law Guide
    The Foreign Law Guide provides an analysis of the legal systems of approximately 200 countries. Each country's analysis identifies publications for legal materials of that country, including publications with English translations; provides links to relevant Internet resources; and identifies by legal topic (i.e. family law, intellectual property, etc.) the relevant statutes for that country. In addition, the Foreign Law Guide contains links to a wide range of conventions and treaties.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law (3d ed., 2011)
    Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.
  • HeinOnline
    Online research product with more than 90 million pages of legal history available in an online, fully-searchable, image-based format.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals & Books Full Text (H.W. Wilson):
    Resource for attorneys, educators, business people, law librarians, students, paralegals and others involved with the law, providing complete coverage of the most important English language legal information, with international coverage of scholarly articles, symposia, jurisdictional surveys, court decisions, legislation, books, book reviews and more. Full text is available for over 470 periodicals, many of them peer-reviewed, as far back as 1981.
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981 (H.W. Wilson)
    Includes: Annual surveys of the laws of a jurisdiction. Annual surveys of the federal courts, yearbooks, annual institutes. Annual reviews of the work in a given field or on a given topic. Indexing from 38 printed cumulations for a total of 540,000 records, including book reviews and case citations. Contents notes: for special issues and symposia, individual articles and authors are identified.
  • Legal Information Institute
    The website is one of the most expansive legal reference collections in the world, with links to almost every legal topic, constitutions and codes, court opinions, law by source or jurisdiction.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides full-text coverage of approximately 15,000 national and regional newspapers, broadcast transcripts, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations and SEC filings such as 10-K's and 10-Q's. It provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.
  • Loislaw Treatise Library
    An online library of more than a hundred legal treatises on a wide variety of topics, including bankruptcy, business law construction law, drunk driving, elder law, employment law, estate planning, evidence, family law, internet law, personal injury law, product liability and real estate law. After accessing this database, click on “All Treatise Library” to enter the database.
  • Making of Modern Law (MOML)
    Access to treatises on early American and British law published from 1800 to 1926. It is an invaluable resource for researching legal history and the foundations of the law.
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law
    A comprehensive online resource containing over 1600 peer-reviewed articles on every aspect of public international law.
  • Old Bailey  Icon
    Proceedings of London's Central Criminal Court from 1674 to 1913.
  • Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History
    A legal encyclopedia that includes historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems.
  • Parry & Grant Encylopaedic Dictionary of International Law
    An encyclopedia of international law that brings together both terminology and pertinent descriptive information
  • ProQuest Congressional (Formerly LexisNexis Congressional)  Icon
    Provides access to legislative and regulatory information from the United States government, including hearing transcripts, committee reports, bills, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, the U.S. Code, and public law. The Hot Bills & Hot Topics feature locates information on the leading legislative and political issues of the day.
  • ProQuest Legislative Insight
    Selected compiled U.S. Congressional legislative histories, with links to the full-text of most of the identified documents.
  • SSRN (Social Science Research Network)
    Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. SSRN is particularly strong in the fields of economics, finance, accounting, management, law, etc.

Literature

Click here for InfoGuides on Literature.

  • Literature Resource Center
    Provides up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 145,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Pepperdine's subscription includes the Scribner Writers Series and Twayne's World, U.S., and English Authors Series.
  • MLA International Bibliography  
      
    An index of journal articles, books, and dissertations, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.5 million citations from more than 5,000 journals and series and 1,200 book publishers. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.
  • Literature Online (LION)  
      
    Access to more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 382 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources, including the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL) that contains over 900,000 records of literary criticism from 1920 to current.
  • Wellesley Index to Victorian Periodicals, 1824 - 1900
    The Wellesley Index is an index to the authorship of articles, and a bibliography of articles written by each contributor, and using each pseudonym. Citations of evidence are provided to support attributions of authorship, along with brief biographical and vocational details. Forty-five important monthly and quarterly titles are indexed, covering the period from the beginning of the Westminster Review in 1824 to the end of the century. The Edinburgh Review is indexed from its first issue in 1802.
  • 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)
  • JSTOR
    Access to an extensive archive of journals in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, ecology, economics, history, language and literature, mathematics, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, political science, sociology, and religion. Pepperdine subscribes to the Arts & Science I, II, III.
  • Project MUSE
    Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.
  • Cambridge Companions Online
    Provides full text access to essays taken from the Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics (265 titles), the Cambridge Companions Philosophy, Religion and Culture (171 titles) and the Cambridge Companions to Music (59 titles).
  • American Periodicals Series Online  
      
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    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.
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800  Icon
    Commonly called referred to as the Evans Collection, this resource is comprised of a vast range of publications, including advertisements, almanacs, bibles, broadsides, catalogs, charters and by-laws, contracts, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, maps, narratives, novels, operas, pamphlets, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, tracts, travelogues, treaties and more. The imprints in Series I are expertly indexed and may be browsed by genre, subjects, author, history of printing, place of publication and language.
  • British Periodicals
    British Periodicals offers facsimile page images and searchable full text for approximately 500 British periodicals published from the 17th through the early 20th centuries (1681-1920). Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences and the fine arts: music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. The collection includes over 5 million pages.
  • Early English Books Online  
      
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    Access to page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. Primary sources such as prayer books, pamphlets, proclamations, almanacs. Includes first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the turmoil of the English Civil War. Featured authors: Malory, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, Galileo; musical exercises by Henry Purcell.
  • Oxford English Dictionary  
      
    The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium: the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over more than 600,000 words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 3 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.
  • Shakespeare Survey  Icon
    Access to a yearbook of Shakespeare studies, production and criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies, and of the year's major British performances.
  • Victorian Women Writers Project  Icon
    "Primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. VWWP contains scores of authors, both prolific and rare."
  • Women Writers On-Line
    Access to pre-Victorian women's writing in English. The database is a collection of primary source, rare works encoded in SGML providing search capabilities. It includes Renaissance Women Online, which contains topic essays and contextual pieces as well.
  • Biography in Context  
      
    Provides biographical information on more than 528,000 people throughout history, around the world, and across all disciplines and subject areas. The database also provides full-text articles from over 350 magazines and newspapers and includes more than 27,000 images plus links to Web sites tied to the lives and works of the subjects.
  • Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period  Icon
    Access to over sixty volumes of lyric poetry by Scottish women, written between 1789 and 1832. The database includes the works of approximately 50 women poets, each with bio-bibliographical sketches or essays, including what is known about their lives, and a bibliography of their primary works and of criticism and reviews. Voices represent women from every social, economic, political, and religious stratum.
  • MLA Directory of Periodicals
    The MLA Directory of Periodicals offers detailed information on over 7,000 journals, with 4,400 currently indexed in the International Bibliography. The detailed entries include editorial contact information, as well as frequency, circulation, subscription prices and submission guidelines.
  • LitFinder
    Covering world literature and authors throughout history, LitFinder contains a wealth of literary works including over 150,000 full-text poems and 800,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. For those seeking a deeper view into literature, LitFinder also includes secondary materials like biographies, images, and more! From Shakespeare's sonnets to poems by Donald Hall or short stories from Edgar Allan Poe to works by Annie Proulx, LitFinder has you covered.
  • In the First Person  Icon
    Access to personal narratives, including letters, diaries, memoirs, autobiographies, and oral histories. Allows keyword searches across letters, diaries, oral histories, memoirs, and autobiographies within Alexander Street Press databases and more than one million pages of editorially selected materials spanning 400 years.
  • Book Review Digest Plus
    Provides access to excerpts of reviews from over 5,000 periodicals, over 270,000 full text reviews and over 118,000 new reviews added each year. Covers English-language fiction and nonfiction books for adults and children, excludes textbooks, government publications, and technical books. It covers periodicals published in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain since 1983; and includes only reviews that have appeared within 18 months of the book's publication. Updated daily.
  • New York Public Library (NYPL) Digital Gallery
    NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
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Mathmatics

  • arXiv.org
    The arXiv.org 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.
  • JSTOR
    Access to an extensive archive of journals in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, ecology, economics, history, language and literature, mathematics, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, political science, sociology, and religion. Pepperdine subscribes to the Arts & Science I, II, III.
  • MathSciNet
    Providing access to mathematical literature, reviews and bibliographic data from Mathematical Reviews and Current Mathematical Publications. Over 100,000 new items are added each year. MathSciNet contains over 3 million items and over 1.7 million direct links to original articles; bibliographic data from retrodigitized articles dates back to the early 1800s..
  • ScienceDirect
    Provides indexing and abstracting for over 2,500 scientific, technical and medical journals as well as access to 503 full-text Elsevier journals, and titles subscribed to by Pepperdine University Libraries, through the SCELC consortium, plus 45 titles in the Psychology backfile.
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Music

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  • Cambridge Companions Online
    Includes essays taken from the Cambridge Companions to Music (59 titles)
  • Classical Music Library  Icon
    Access to streaming music consisting of 47,839 albums, equalling over 712,700 classical music recordings. Includes the Music Library Association listing of essential sound recordings, recordings of music written from the earliest times (e.g., Gregorian Chant) to the present, including many contemporary composers. Includes program notes, composer biographies, and images cross-referenced to the recordings plus links to Grove Music Online.
  • Classical Scores Library  Icon
    Access to 400,370 pages of the most important classical scores. The current release includes 24,391 scores. Includes links to recordings in Classical Music Library.
  • Early American Secular Music and Its European Sources, 1589–1839  Icon
    A series of indexes derived from a database of musical information compiled from primary sources covering the 250 years of the initial exploration and settlement of the United States. It consists of over 75,000 entries that are sorted by text, music incipits, with additional indexes of names and theater works.
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
    An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles.
  • Grove Music Online
    Access to more than 50,000 signed articles and 30,000 biographies contributed by over 6,000 scholars from around the world. Includes the full texts of The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd edition (2001), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera (1992), and The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, 2nd edition (2002), as well as numerous subsequent updates and emendations.
  • IMSLP: International Music Score Library Project
    The Petrucci Music Library is a virtual library containing all public domain musical scores, as well as scores from composers who are willing to share their music with the world without charge.
  • International Index to Music Periodicals  
      
    Indexes 445 international music periodicals from over 20 countries, with full text for 128 journals.
  • International Index to Performing Arts  
      
    IIPA is a performing arts journal resource with over half a million indexed articles, plus detailed abstracts and full text from 1864 to the present, covering theatre, dance and film.
  • IPA Source
    Library of International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) transcriptions and literal translations of opera arias and art song texts, containing over 11,000 texts including 1311 opera-aria texts.
  • Mozart - Digital Edition  Icon
    Operated by the Internationale Stiftung Mozarteum in cooperation with the Packard Humanities Institute, the Digital Mozart Edition offers the musical text and the critical commentary of the entire Neue Mozart-Ausgabe.
  • Music Index
    A comprehensive guide to music periodicals and literature featuring digitized content from 1970 to present, Music Index contains cover-to-cover indexing and abstracts of articles about music, musicians and the music industry for more than 480 periodicals. It also provides selective coverage for more than 200 periodicals.
  • Naxos Music Library
    Access to over 1.45 million tracks of music from the Naxos and other independent music labels; includes background information such as complete linear notes.
  • Naxos Music Library Jazz
    Access to a comprehensive collection of jazz on the Naxos and Fantasy Jazz labels, features close to 92,200 tracks of jazz from over 8,600 albums with over 32,000 jazz rtists represented.
  • Naxos Video Library
    Streaming video library of classical music performances, opera, ballet, live concerts and documentaries
  • Open Access Music Journals  
      
    A one stop shop for users to open access journals about music, providing links to full-text sites.
  • Oxford History of Western Music Online
    Offers an account of the evolution of Western classical music by one of the most prominent and provocative musicologists of our time, Richard Taruskin. The full text, which was printed in five thick volumes in print, is now available in an interactive digital format. Taruskin’s text is accompanied by editorially selected links to relevant articles in Grove.
  • Oxford Music Online
    Access to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians (2d. Edition), The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz, The Encyclopedia of Popular Music, The Oxford Dictionary of Music, and The Oxford Companion to Music. Updated quarterly.
  • RILM Abstracts of Music Literature
    Produced by Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale, this comprehensive music bibliography features citations, abstracts and subject indexing. Featuring over 700,000 records, RILM provides broad yet detailed coverage, and facilitates both focused research and browsing for readers of all levels. RILM is the first stop for verified bibliographic information that is fully cited, abstracted, and indexed.
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Natural Science

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  • 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 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.
  • arXiv.org
    The arXiv.org 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.
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2d. ed.
    A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community. (17 volumes)
  • JAMA : Journal of the American Medical Association
    JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year.
  • JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments
    Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed online journal publishing visualized (video-based) biological research studies. This publication aims to solve some of the most difficult problems in the contemporary life science research: low transparency and reproducibility of biological experiments, time-consuming learning of experimental techniques. Video-based visualization of biological techniques and procedures provide an effective solution to the problem described. PEPPERDINE SUBSCRIBES TO GENERAL AND NEUROSCIENCE SECTIONS.
  • Medline
    Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry and the pre-clinical sciences and includes bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. The file contains over 22 million citations dating back to the mid-1950's. Most records are from English-language sources or have English abstracts. More than 4,600 international clinical and research journals are indexed and abstracted.
  • National Academies Press
    Access to books in the physical and social sciences (also accessible by subject) published since 1980. Includes full-text searching capabilities. Introduces the National Academies Press, created by the National Academy of Sciences to publish the reports issued by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council.
  • Nature
    An international weekly journal of science, Nature publishes the peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation to all readers who have an interest in science.
  • Science (AAAS)
    Published for scientists, engineers and others interested in science; contains articles, original research reports, news sections, editorials, and letters. Special issues devoted to science-related topics such as biotechnology.
  • ScienceDirect
    Provides indexing and abstracting for over 2,500 scientific, technical and medical journals as well as access to 503 full-text Elsevier journals, and titles subscribed to by Pepperdine University Libraries, through the SCELC consortium, plus 45 titles in the Psychology backfile.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources that offers coverage of over 20,500 scientific, technical, medical and social science titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus includes full text links directly from the results lists, abstracts for 80% of the records, 100% coverage of Medline titles, daily updates, and alerts for you to keep abreast of your research topic.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    Access to comprehensive, bibliographic and full text coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines, including over 530 full text titles. More than 1,200,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 20,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.
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News

Newspapers and Other News Outlets

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  • Newspaper Source  
      
    Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 40 national (U.S.) & international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selected full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers, including The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, The Miami Herald, Daily News (New York), San Jose Mercury News, etc.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides full-text coverage of approximately 15,000 national and regional newspapers, broadcast transcripts, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations and SEC filings such as 10-K's and 10-Q's. It provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.
  • Wall Street Journal (Factiva)
    The Wall Street Journal is an international daily newspaper, published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation. The Journal primarily covers American economic and international business topics, and financial news and issues.
  • Los Angeles Times  Icon
    Indexing and full-text access to the Los Angeles Times including extensive coverage of national, international and local news. Covers 1985 to current date.
  • Los Angeles Times (Historic)  Icon
    Every issue from 1881-1990 includes the complete paper -cover-to-cover- with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.
  • New York Times (Historic)  Icon
    Includes not only news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements, but also historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements. Every issue from 1851-2010 includes the complete paper -cover-to-cover- with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.
  • College and University News (through LexisNexis)
    Access to College and University newspapers and newswires.
  • Factiva
    Provides access to the Dow Jones and Reuters news wires, The Wall Street Journal, Barrons and over 8,000 other sources with the ability to cross search Web sites, publications, newswires, company reports and pictures in a single search.
  • 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.
  • Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers  
      
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    Access to selected newspaper pages from 1836 to 1922. Use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present.
  • Early American Newspapers, Series 1  Icon
    Access to more than 700 historical American newspapers from 23 states and the District of Columbia printed between 1690 and 1876. Search Newspapers by eras in American History. Based on Clarence S. Brigham's "History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690-1820" and other authoritative bibliographies.
  • Richmond Daily Dispatch  Icon
    Access t full-text searching of all issues of the American Civil War-era newspaper, the Richmond Daily Dispatch from November 1860 through December 1865.
  • Times Digital Archive (1785 - 1985)  Icon
    Search through the complete digital edition of The Times (London), using keyword searching and hit-term highlighting to retrieve full facsimile images of either a specific article or a complete page. The entire newspaper is captured, with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos divided into categories to facilitate searching. The Gale News Vault provides an alternate format for searching.
  • Regional Business News
    This database provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Regional Business News incorporates coverage of more than 80 regional business publications covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.
  • Readers' Guide Retrospective  Icon
    Provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 leading magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™. This important resource offers a wide range of researchers access to information about history, culture and seminal developments across nearly a century.
  • Serials Directory
    Provides access to the most up-to-date and accurate bibliographic information as well as current pricing structures for popular serials. It contains over 250,000 U.S. and international titles, including newspapers with data from over 108,235 publishers worldwide, including e-mail and Internet addresses; and Library of Congress and Dewey Decimal Classifications for every entry.
  • The Illustrated London News  Icon
    The Illustrated London News was the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper. The publication presented a vivid picture of British and world events - including news of war, disasters, royalty, social affairs, the arts and science. Containing over 260,000 full colour pages, fully searchable and browseable, the ILN Historical Archive 1842-2003 provides users with access to the entire run of this unique historical record.
  • Gale News Vault (Historical UK newspapers)  Icon
    Search the Illustrated London Times together with The Times Digital Archive 1785-1985.
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Philosophy

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  • Philosopher's Index
    Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. Covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.
  • Cambridge Companions Online
    Provides full text access to essays taken from the Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics (265 titles), the Cambridge Companions Philosophy, Religion and Culture (171 titles) and the Cambridge Companions to Music (59 titles).
  • Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Access to Stanford University's Encyclopedia of Philosophy, a dynamic reference work written, refereed, and maintained by over 950 professional philosophers.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging philosophical subjects (10 volume set)
  • Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy
    Entries include over 500 biographies of famous and influential philosophers, in-depth analysis of philosophical terms and concepts, a chronology of philosophical events stretching from 10,000 BC to the present day.
  • New Dictionary of the History of Ideas
    Brings fresh intelligence and a global perspective to bear on timeless questions about the individual and society.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
    Collects and digitizes most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453, currently providing access to 4,000 authors and 12,000 works, approximately 105 million words. Information about the authors and works included in the TLG Library is stored in a database, known as the Canon of Greek Authors and Works. To view the texts in Greek, a polytonic Greek font must be installed on your computer.
  • Packard Humanities Institute Greek Inscriptions Database  
      
    The Packhard Humanities Institute Searchable Greek Inscriptions database enables researchers to search approximately 80,000 ancient Greek inscriptions and 32,000 papyri held at Duke University, the University of Michigan and Cornell University.
    The site is organised by period and corpora and you can browse by geographic area or search for words and phrases.
    Unicode 4 is used to display the Greek characters and the keyboard emulates an Ibycus keyboard (used to read the original CD ROM).
  • ProQuest Religion
    Access to religious news and commentary, details on doctrines and philosophies, and reports on religious history and related archeology; includes both formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of specific religions. Citations and abstracts for 225 titles, most in full text.
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Political Science

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  • Academic Search Complete
    Provides full text coverage of over 2,050 journals, including nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed titles in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education and more. Full-text coverage back to 1985.
  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
    Access to materials related to international affairs from 1991 onward including working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs related to theory, policy, diplomacy, politics and law in the international arena.
  • CQ Researcher
    Provides access to the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies and more, published weekly. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. CQ Researcher Online offers access to CQ Researcher reports dating back to 1991. PDF files are available for reports from January 1996.
  • CQ Weekly
    Provides access to the full text of all articles published since 1983. Users may browse through articles in the current issue or search for past articles by words, dates, subjects or other criteria. Detailed floor votes dating back to August 1983 are easily retrieved. The database provides users with access to some CQ Weekly articles prior to when they are available in print.
  • Digital National Security Archive  Icon
    Provides a collection of primary documents central to U.S. foreign and military policy since 1945. The resource now includes 31 subscribed collections consisting of over 43,000 meticulously indexed documents. Each of these collections, compiled by top scholars and experts, exhaustively covers the most critical world events, countries, and U.S. policy decisions from post-World War II through the 21st century.
  • Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy (2d ed. 2002)
    Access to essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (2d ed. 2000)
    Access to essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns. Also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans, and Amish. Each essay lists organizations and research centers; name, address, and contact information for periodicals, radio, and television stations; and a further readings section.
  • Green FILE
    Green FILE draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, recycling and more.
  • ICPSR Direct
    Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research holds the world's largest collection of computer-readable social science data. These data can be used for both research and instructional activities. First time users will be asked to create an ICPSR MyData account.
  • JSTOR
    Access to an extensive archive of journals in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, ecology, economics, history, language and literature, mathematics, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, political science, sociology, and religion. Pepperdine subscribes to the Arts & Science I, II, III.
  • Latin American Pamphlet Digital Collection  Icon
    Access to scarce and unique Latin American pamphlets published during the 19th and the early 20th centuries are owned by Harvard's Widener Library. These pamphlets are valuable primary resources for students and researchers working on Latin American history. They document the emergence of the Latin American colonies as independent states.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Provides full-text coverage of approximately 15,000 national and regional newspapers, broadcast transcripts, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations and SEC filings such as 10-K's and 10-Q's. It provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789.
  • New York Times (Historic)  Icon
    Includes not only news, editorials, letters to the editor, obituaries, and birth and marriage announcements, but also historical photos, stock photos, and advertisements. Every issue from 1851-2010 includes the complete paper -cover-to-cover- with full-page and article images in downloadable PDF.
  • Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace
    Access to a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events, organizations, and theories. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field and contains a bibliography for further reading. The Encyclopedia also includes a peace chronology, key documents and appendices.
  • OxResearch
    Access to analytical articles covering world and regional economic and political developments of major significance. Evaluates issues and events within a coherent political, social, and economic framework. Contains objective, multi-disciplinary articles compiled by an extensive international network of over 1,000 faculty members at Oxford and other leading universities around the world, as well as think-tanks and institutes of international standing.
  • ProCon.org
    "ProCon.org is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity. Our purpose is to provide resources for critical thinking and to educate without bias. We research issues that are controversial and important, and we present them in a balanced, comprehensive, straightforward, transparent, and primarily pro-con format at no charge."
  • ProQuest Congressional (Formerly LexisNexis Congressional)  Icon
    Provides access to legislative and regulatory information from the United States government, including hearing transcripts, committee reports, bills, the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, the Code of Federal Regulations, the U.S. Code, and public law. The Hot Bills & Hot Topics feature locates information on the leading legislative and political issues of the day.
  • RefWorks
    A Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. Users can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. As a web-based product, RefWorks is available to users across various platforms including Windows, Mac, and Unix. Pepperdine users also have access to Write-N-Cite
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    Access to statistics published since 1878, is the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. Sources of data include the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Bureau of Economic Analysis, and many other Federal agencies and private organizations. (Beginning in 2013, offered by ProQuest)
  • United Nations Treaty Collection  Icon
    Full-text as well as status of treaties filed with the U.N. Secretary-General.
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations (13th ed. 2012)
    Presents information on 197 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.
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Psychology

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  • 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 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]
  • Cabell's Directories of Publishing Opportunities
    Helps authors locate journals that might publish his/her article by providing information about journal submission guidelines, acceptance rates, review process and other pertinent information about journals in areas of business, computer science/business information systems, education, and psychology.
  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies
    Produced by NISC, is today’s source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed. More than 342,000 records are included with over 10,000 new records added each year.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    Provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Counseling and Therapy in Video
    These 356 videos range from approximately 20 minutes to over an hour; the average length is just under an hour. The content includes therapy sessions (actual, reenacted, or scripted), experts discussing therapeutic approaches and analyzing examples, and presentations in which noted therapists lecture about issues in the mental health field. The videos are accompanied by written transcripts, which scroll as the video plays and highlight the corresponding text; many include teaching guides. The videos included in this collection can be used freely for educational purposes.
  • Dissertations & Theses
    Access to nearly 3 million searchable citations, the most comprehensive collection of doctoral dissertations and master's theses in the world. Dissertations from 1980 forward include 350-word abstracts and Master's theses from 1988 forward include 150-word abstracts. Full text for most dissertations since 1997 with 1.2 million full text dissertations available for download in PDF format. Approximately 70,000 new dissertations and theses are added each year. Coverage from 1743 to the present.
  • Family and Society Studies Worldwide
    Provides indexing and abstracting of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of family science, human ecology, human development, and social welfare. Journals, books, conference papers, government reports, and popular literature are indexed. FSSW is an anthology of 4 database files providing access to over 1.4 million records. Coverage spans from 1970 to the present.
  • Health Source : Nursing/Academic Edition  
      
    Provides access to over 500 scholarly full-text journals, including 436 peer-reviewed journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Also featured are abstracts and indexing for 829 journals. Full-text information in this database dates as far back as 1975.
  • Health Source: Consumer Edition
    Provides access to nearly 80 full text, consumer health magazines, includes searchable full text for more than 1,000 health-related pamphlets and 130 health reference books, including books published by the People's Medical Society. Contains more than 4,500 Clinical Reference Systems reports (in English and Spanish) and Merriam-Webster's Medical Desk Dictionary.
  • Medline
    Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry and the pre-clinical sciences and includes bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. The file contains over 22 million citations dating back to the mid-1950's. Most records are from English-language sources or have English abstracts. More than 4,600 international clinical and research journals are indexed and abstracted.
  • Mental Measurements Yearbook with Tests in Print  
      
    Provides access provides to a comprehensive guide to over 3,000 contemporary testing instruments. Covers the areas of psychology, education, business, and leadership.
  • PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress)  
      
    Access to an index of worldwide literature on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health consequences of exposure to traumatic events. It is produced by the National Center for PTSD and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • PsycARTICLES
    From the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 178,000 articles from 103 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), and from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
  • PsycCRITIQUES
    PsycCRITIQUES is a searchable database of book reviews in psychology. More than 40,000 reviews are included, dating back to 1956.
  • PsychiatryOnline
    Portal featuring DSM-V-TR, the most widely used psychiatric reference in the world and The American Journal of Psychiatry plus a collection of psychiatric references and journals from American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., self-assessment tools, and clinical & research news. All journals, with the exception of Psychiatric News, available in this database are peer reviewed.
  • Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing (PEP Web)
    Searches the current content of 49 major psychoanalytic journals and contains the full text of the eighteen premier psychoanalytic journals from 1920 to 2009 plus full text of the Standard Edition of the Complete Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud, and 96 classic psychoanalytic books. New in 2013: streaming video
  • PsycINFO
    The American Psychological Association’s (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3.4 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.
  • PsycTests  
      
    PsycTESTS is an electronic database providing descriptive summaries, full text, and relevant citations on the development and assessment of tests and measures that can be used in research and teaching. Updated monthly, PsycTESTS includes a wide variety of test types: achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and more. These include previously unpublished measures, tests developed by psychologists for which no source document has been located, and information about published tests available from commercial publishers. [NOTE: To search only PsycTESTS, uncheck the box marked APA Books]
  • PubMed
    PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.
  • RefWorks
    A Web-based bibliography and database manager that allows users to create their own personal database by importing references from text files or online databases. Users can use these references in writing their papers and automatically format the paper and the bibliography in seconds. As a web-based product, RefWorks is available to users across various platforms including Windows, Mac, and Unix. Pepperdine users also have access to Write-N-Cite
  • Sage Journals Online
    Provides access to the full text of 560+ individual SAGE journals, including issues dating back to 1999. SAGE publishes journals in Business, Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine and includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies.
  • ScienceDirect
    Provides indexing and abstracting for over 2,500 scientific, technical and medical journals as well as access to 503 full-text Elsevier journals, and titles subscribed to by Pepperdine University Libraries, through the SCELC consortium, plus 45 titles in the Psychology backfile.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources that offers coverage of over 20,500 scientific, technical, medical and social science titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus includes full text links directly from the results lists, abstracts for 80% of the records, 100% coverage of Medline titles, daily updates, and alerts for you to keep abreast of your research topic.
  • SpringerLink
    Access to electronic versions of journal published by Springer plus a selection of behavioral science books, including the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Taylor & Francis Social Science & Humanities Library
    Access to over 900 online journals from Routledge, Taylor & Francis, and Psychology Press. Featured disciplines include Behavioral Science; Education; Business, Management & Economics; Media, Cultural & Communication Studies; Politics, International Relations & Area Studies; Sociology & Related Disciplines; and Sport, Leisure & Tourism.
  • Therapedia A-Z: Encyclopedia of Mental Health
    A free online mental health encyclopedia and companion to the DSM-5.
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Religion

For InfoGuides on Religion Click HERE.

  • Accordance Bible Software
    Located in ACE on Macs 209, 210, 211, & 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.
  • 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.
  • Bibleworks  Icon
    Provides 200+ Bible translations in 40 languages, 40+ original language texts and morphology databases, dozens of lexical-grammatical references, plus a wealth of practical reference works. Available at Payson Library only on computer: PAY-KECK-01
  • Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive *NEW*
    Dating back to 1985, the Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive contains the Biblical Archaeology Review (BAR). BAR is an archaeology magazine that acts as a bridge between the academic study of archaeology and a broad general audience eager to understand the world of the Bible better. Covering both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament since its beginning in 1975, BAR is the leading nonsectarian forum for the discussion of Biblical archaeology.
  • Cambridge Companions Online
    Provides full text access to essays taken from the Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics (265 titles), the Cambridge Companions Philosophy, Religion and Culture (171 titles) and the Cambridge Companions to Music (59 titles).
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica (2d ed. 2007)
    Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.
  • Encyclopedia of American Religions (7th ed. 2003)
    Contains general essays that historically trace the major religious families and traditions, as well as directory listings that include contact and descriptive information on individual churches, religious bodies, and spiritual groups.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion (2d ed. 2005)
    Access to cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
  • iTanakh
    iTanakh indexes internet resources that might be of use in the academic study and teaching of the Tanakh or Hebrew Bible. iTanakh conceives the study of the Hebrew Bible rather broadly and in the context of more general ancient near eastern studies.
  • JSTOR
    Access to an extensive archive of journals in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, ecology, economics, history, language and literature, mathematics, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, political science, sociology, and religion. Pepperdine subscribes to the Arts & Science I, II, III.
  • King James Bible (1611)  Icon
    The King James or Authorized Version of the Bible was printed in 1611 and became the standard edition of the Bible for nearly three centuries. Arguably the most influential single document for English literary studies, this fully searchable online version presents the full text (of the "He" version) with all introductory matter, annotation, calendars, genealogies and tables.
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia (2d ed 2003)
    Access to persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities, this book is the first place to turn for answers for questions on topics such as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies. Includes biographies of contemporary religious figures, thousands of photos, maps, and illustrations, and completely updated bibliographical citations. The 15th volume is a cumulative index to the entire encyclopedia.
  • New Testament Abstracts  
      
    Access tocontains more than 50,000 article abstracts, 1,600 review abstracts, 18,000 book abstracts, and 61 software abstracts dealing with the New Testament and its historical milieu. Article coverage dates back to 1985
  • Old Testament Abstracts
    Includes indexing and abstracts for journal articles, monographs, multi-author works, and software related to Old Testament studies. Topics covered include antiquities, archaeology, biblical theology, philology and much more. Includes content from 500+ journals with coverage back to 1978.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  
      
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    A complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Users have access to viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, interactive maps, videos, streaming audio, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
  • Oxford Biblical Studies Online  
      
    Provides a comprehensive resource for the study of the Bible and biblical history. Contains six essential OUP Bible texts, including the latest edition of the New Oxford Annotated Bible, as well as deuterocanonical collections, Concordances, and the Oxford Bible Commentary. Search across multiple versions of the Bible, and compare different texts and commentaries in an innovative side-by-side view.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online: Religion
    Oxford University Press publishes original scholarship in all areas of religion and theology. This collection includes major recent titles and classic works of enduring influence. Topics covered: Biblical Studies, Buddhism, Church History, Early Christian Studies, Hinduism, History of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion, Religion and Literature, Religion and Society, Religion in the Ancient World, Sikhism, Theology, and World Religions.
  • Philosopher's Index
    Provides indexing and abstracts from books and journals of philosophy and related fields. Covers the areas of ethics, aesthetics, social philosophy, political philosophy, epistemology, and metaphysic logic as well as material on the philosophy of law, religion, science, history, education, and language.
  • ProQuest Religion
    Access to religious news and commentary, details on doctrines and philosophies, and reports on religious history and related archeology; includes both formal theological studies and commentary on topics of general interest from the perspectives of specific religions. Citations and abstracts for 225 titles, most in full text.
  • Religious and Theological Abstracts
    Access to pbjective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of religion and theology, including Christian, Jewish, and other world religions. Provides English language abstracts of articles in English, Hebrew, Afrikaans, and major European languages.
  • Restoration Serials Index  Icon
    Access to the serials published by the Christian College Librarians since 1975, Restoration Serials Index is an author/subject index to periodicals and lectureships by members of the church of Christ. Currently, 72 periodicals are covered as well as over 12 lectureships.
  • Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR)
    Comprehensive and in-depth encyclopedia entries related to the Bible and its origins, development, and influence. Entries document the history of the Bible's reception in Judaism and Christianity as evident in exegetical literature, theological and philosophical writings, literature, liturgy, music, the visual arts, dance, and film, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and contemporary movements.
  • Thesaurus Linguae Graecae (TLG)
    Collects and digitizes most literary texts written in Greek from Homer to the fall of Byzantium in AD 1453, currently providing access to 4,000 authors and 12,000 works, approximately 105 million words. Information about the authors and works included in the TLG Library is stored in a database, known as the Canon of Greek Authors and Works. To view the texts in Greek, a polytonic Greek font must be installed on your computer.
  • Packard Humanities Institute Greek Inscriptions Database  
      
    The Packhard Humanities Institute Searchable Greek Inscriptions database enables researchers to search approximately 80,000 ancient Greek inscriptions and 32,000 papyri held at Duke University, the University of Michigan and Cornell University.
    The site is organised by period and corpora and you can browse by geographic area or search for words and phrases.
    Unicode 4 is used to display the Greek characters and the keyboard emulates an Ibycus keyboard (used to read the original CD ROM).
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Science Databases (General)

Click here for Databases related to Biology, Natural Science, Health and Medicine

  • 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 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.
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2d. ed.
    A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community. (17 volumes)
  • JAMA : Journal of the American Medical Association
    JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year.
  • JoVE: Journal of Visualized Experiments
    Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) is a peer reviewed online journal publishing visualized (video-based) biological research studies. This publication aims to solve some of the most difficult problems in the contemporary life science research: low transparency and reproducibility of biological experiments, time-consuming learning of experimental techniques. Video-based visualization of biological techniques and procedures provide an effective solution to the problem described. PEPPERDINE SUBSCRIBES TO GENERAL AND NEUROSCIENCE SECTIONS.
  • Medline
    Covers medicine, nursing, dentistry and the pre-clinical sciences and includes bibliographic citations and author abstracts from more than 4,600 biomedical journals published in the United States and 70 other countries. The file contains over 22 million citations dating back to the mid-1950's. Most records are from English-language sources or have English abstracts. More than 4,600 international clinical and research journals are indexed and abstracted.
  • Nature
    An international weekly journal of science, Nature publishes the peer-reviewed research in all fields of science and technology on the basis of its originality, importance, interdisciplinary interest, timeliness, accessibility, elegance and surprising conclusions. Nature also provides rapid, authoritative, insightful and arresting news and interpretation to all readers who have an interest in science.
  • New York Public Library (NYPL) Digital Gallery
    NYPL Digital Gallery provides free and open access to over 800,000 images digitized from the The New York Public Library's vast collections, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints, photographs and more.
  • Science (AAAS)
    Published for scientists, engineers and others interested in science; contains articles, original research reports, news sections, editorials, and letters. Special issues devoted to science-related topics such as biotechnology.
  • ScienceDirect
    Provides indexing and abstracting for over 2,500 scientific, technical and medical journals as well as access to 503 full-text Elsevier journals, and titles subscribed to by Pepperdine University Libraries, through the SCELC consortium, plus 45 titles in the Psychology backfile.
  • Scopus
    Scopus is an abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources that offers coverage of over 20,500 scientific, technical, medical and social science titles from more than 5,000 international publishers. Scopus includes full text links directly from the results lists, abstracts for 80% of the records, 100% coverage of Medline titles, daily updates, and alerts for you to keep abreast of your research topic.
  • SPORTDiscus with Full Text
    Access to comprehensive, bibliographic and full text coverage of sport, fitness and related disciplines, including over 530 full text titles. More than 1,200,000 records with journal and monograph coverage going back to 1800; over 20,000 dissertations and theses and reference to articles in 60 different languages.
  • SpringerLink
    Access to electronic versions of journal published by Springer plus a selection of behavioral science books, including the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
  • Wiley Online Library
    Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It indexes over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. Pepperdine has direct access to selected journal articles and online books.
  • World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
    The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products, the OKR collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves the World Bank's intellectual output in digital form. Launched in April 2012, the OKR contains over 14,000 research works, including books published since 2000.
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Sociology and Social Work

  • Child Development & Adolescent Studies
    Produced by NISC, is today’s source for references to the current and historical literature related to growth and development of children through the age of 21. Book reviews and abstracts from hundreds of journals and a bibliography of thousands of technical reports, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations covering biomedical and social sciences worldwide are indexed. More than 342,000 records are included with over 10,000 new records added each year.
  • Child Welfare Information Gateway
    Provides access to print and electronic publications, websites, and online databases covering a wide range of topics from prevention to permanency, including child welfare, child abuse and neglect, adoption, search and reunion, and much more. A service of the Children's Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Encyclopedia of Sociology (2d ed. 2001)
    This classic reference has been updated to reflect many changes in society and in the field of sociology in recent years. Articles covering core issues such as race, poverty, violence, economics, pregnancy and abortion have been updated and expanded, and completely new articles have been written on topics such as the Internet, privacy and epidemiology.
  • Family and Society Studies Worldwide
    Provides indexing and abstracting of research, policy, and practice literature in the fields of family science, human ecology, human development, and social welfare. Journals, books, conference papers, government reports, and popular literature are indexed. FSSW is an anthology of 4 database files providing access to over 1.4 million records. Coverage spans from 1970 to the present.
  • JSTOR
    Access to an extensive archive of journals in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, ecology, economics, history, language and literature, mathematics, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, political science, sociology, and religion. Pepperdine subscribes to the Arts & Science I, II, III.
  • Opposing Viewpoints in Context  
      
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    A complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Users have access to viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, interactive maps, videos, streaming audio, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
  • PsycARTICLES
    From the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. It contains more than 178,000 articles from 103 journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA), and from allied organizations. It includes all journal articles, book reviews, letters to the editor, and errata from each journal. Coverage spans 1894 to the present and nearly all APA journals go back to Volume 1, Issue 1.
  • PsycCRITIQUES
    PsycCRITIQUES is a searchable database of book reviews in psychology. More than 40,000 reviews are included, dating back to 1956.
  • PsycINFO
    The American Psychological Association’s (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health. It contains over 3.4 million records and summaries dating as far back as the 1600s. Journal coverage, which spans from the 1800s to the present, includes international material selected from around 2,500 periodicals in dozens of languages.
  • Sociological Abstracts **NEW**
    This database abstracts and indexes the international literature of sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from thousands of serials publications and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, conference papers and working papers.
  • World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
    The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products, the OKR collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves the World Bank's intellectual output in digital form. Launched in April 2012, the OKR contains over 14,000 research works, including books published since 2000.
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Theater Arts

  • Literature Online (LION)  
      
    Access to more than 350,000 works of English and American poetry, drama and prose, 382 full-text literature journals, and other key criticism and reference resources, including the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL) that contains over 900,000 records of literary criticism from 1920 to current.
  • MLA International Bibliography  
      
    An index of journal articles, books, and dissertations, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to the 1920s and contains over 2.5 million citations from more than 5,000 journals and series and 1,200 book publishers. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.
  • Literature Resource Center
    Provides up-to-date biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism and reviews on more than 145,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world. Pepperdine's subscription includes the Scribner Writers Series and Twayne's World, U.S., and English Authors Series.
  • Entertainment Industry Magazine Archive
    An archival research resource containing the essential primary sources for studying the history of the film and entertainment industries, from the era of vaudeville and silent movies through to 2000. The core US and UK trade magazines covering film, music, broadcasting and theater are all included, together with film fan magazines and music press titles.
  • Shakespeare Plays (BBC)
    Access to 37 BBC Shakespeare plays through Ambrose Digital Video. The plays are chaptered by acts and stream video allowing students and faculty to watch content online. Ambrose Video 2.0 is 100% closed captioned and streams are viewable directly through browser to all mobile devices, including iPads and iPods.
  • Shakespeare Survey  Icon
    Access to a yearbook of Shakespeare studies, production and criticism. Each volume is devoted to a theme, or play, or group of plays; each also contains a section of reviews of that year's textual and critical studies, and of the year's major British performances.
  • Cambridge Companions Online
    Provides full text access to essays taken from the Cambridge Companions to Literature and Classics (265 titles), the Cambridge Companions Philosophy, Religion and Culture (171 titles) and the Cambridge Companions to Music (59 titles).
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Women's Studies

  • Gender Watch
    Access to over 300 titles (over 250 in full text) that focus on women and women's issues, including academic and scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, booklets, and reports. Some archival material as far back as 1974.
  • 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
  • Historical Abstracts
    Searchable reference guide to the history of the world from 1450 to the present (excluding the United States and Canada), and includes over 800,000 annotated bibliographic citations to articles and book reviews provides indexing of more than 2,600 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955.. Also included are the citations to abstracts of dissertations completed worldwide of particular interest for historical research.
  • JSTOR
    Access to an extensive archive of journals in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, ecology, economics, history, language and literature, mathematics, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, political science, sociology, and religion. Pepperdine subscribes to the Arts & Science I, II, III.
  • Project MUSE
    Provides online access to the full-text of over 300 scholarly journals.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Access to encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Titles can be searched alone, by subject, or all titles can be searched together.
  • MLA International Bibliography  
      
    An index of journal articles, books, and dissertations, the electronic version of the Bibliography dates back to 1963 and contains over 1.8 million citations from more than 4,400 journals and series and 1,000 book publishers. Coverage is international and subjects include literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory and criticism, dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.
  • World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
    The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products, the OKR collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves the World Bank's intellectual output in digital form. Launched in April 2012, the OKR contains over 14,000 research works, including books published since 2000.
  • Scopus
    Best for upper level Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (and all Social Science) classes. Use limiters (years, document type, Subject Areas) and boolean AND, OR, NOT always put in capital letters. Excellent breadth of WS journals. Tutorials for this very powerful database are well done!
  • Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index
    This index covers journal articles, book reviews, and essays in books about women, sexuality, and gender during the Middle Ages.
  • North American Women's Letters and Diaries  Icon
    Spanning more than 300 years, the collection contains the personal experiences of some 1,325 women from colonial times to 1950. Includes approximately 150,000 pages of letters and diaries includes 6,000 pages of unpublished manuscripts, 300 biographies and 1,500 bibliographies. Including journal articles, pamphlets, newsletters, monographs, and conference proceedings and represents all age groups and life stages, a wide range of ethnicities, and many geographic regions.
  • Oxford African American Studies Center  Icon
    Contains over 10,000 articles by top scholars and hundreds of primary source documents, images, maps, and charts and tables.
  • North American Immigrant Letters/Diaries  Icon
    Access to personal narratives such as letters, diaries, pamphlets, autobiographies, and oral histories, including several thousand indexed and searchable pages of Ellis Island Oral History interviews. Collection starts around 1840 and extend to the present, focusing heavily on the period from 1920 to 1980. Includes more recent waves of immigrants from Latin America and Asia. Provides perspectives both on North America and on the immigrants' countries of origin.
  • 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.

  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800  Icon
    Commonly called referred to as the Evans Collection, this resource is comprised of a vast range of publications, including advertisements, almanacs, bibles, broadsides, catalogs, charters and by-laws, contracts, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, maps, narratives, novels, operas, pamphlets, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, tracts, travelogues, treaties and more. The imprints in Series I are expertly indexed and may be browsed by genre, subjects, author, history of printing, place of publication and language.
  • American Periodicals Series Online  
      
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    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.
  • British Periodicals  Icon
    Provides page images and searchable full text for approximately 500 British periodicals published from the 17th through the early 20th centuries (1681-1920). Topics covered include literature, philosophy, history, science, the social sciences and the fine arts: music, art, drama, archaeology and architecture. The collection includes over 5 million pages.
  • Victorian Women Writers Project  Icon
    "Primarily concerned with the exposure of lesser-known British women writers of the 19th century. The collection represents an array of genres - poetry, novels, children's books, political pamphlets, religious tracts, histories, and more. VWWP contains scores of authors, both prolific and rare."
  • Women Writers On-Line
    Access to pre-Victorian women's writing in English. The database is a collection of primary source, rare works encoded in SGML providing search capabilities. It includes Renaissance Women Online, which contains topic essays and contextual pieces as well.
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Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

  • 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 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.
  • College Blue Book (2014)
    Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.
  • Dictionary of National Biography
    Access to over 59,100 articles on notable people who shaped British history worldwide, from the 4th century BC to the year 2010. In addition to outlining a person's activities, character, and significance, each article also includes dates and places of key events, information on parents and spouses, and places of residence. One in five articles is accompanied by an image of the person who is the subject of the article.
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica (2d ed. 2007)
    Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.
  • Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy (2d ed. 2002)
    Access to essays by subject experts treat concepts and doctrines, policymaking, commerce and science, human rights and arms control, with specific articles on topics ranging from anti-imperialism to environmental diplomacy, from refugee policies to terrorism and countermeasures. Also includes a chronology.
  • Encyclopedia of American Religions (7th ed. 2003)
    Contains general essays that historically trace the major religious families and traditions, as well as directory listings that include contact and descriptive information on individual churches, religious bodies, and spiritual groups.
  • Encyclopedia of American Studies
    Access to a wide range of disciplines related to the history and cultures of the United States, from pre-colonial days to the present. It features articles covering areas such as history, literature, art, photography, film, architecture, urban studies, ethnicity, race, gender, economics, politics, wars, consumer culture, and global America; includes over 660 online, searchable articles and bibliographies.
  • Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
    A comprehensive overview of contemporary communication theory. Entries address topics related not only to paradigms, traditions, and schools, but also metatheory, methodology, inquiry, and applications and contexts.
  • Encyclopedia of Human Rights
    This is the online edition for the five-volume Encyclopedia of Human Rights, edited by David Forsythe. The encyclopedia offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of human rights theory, practice, law, and history includes major figures, organizations and institutions, human rights events and crises, and human rights norms.
  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Contains more than 2,100 entries including approx. 1,000 biographical entries. This 10 volume second edition integrates most of the original 1967 and supplementary 1996 material with hundreds of new articles, addenda to earlier articles, and updated bibliographies; each entry and bibliographical update is dated.
  • Encyclopedia of Philosophy
    Contains more than 2,100 entries including approx. 1,000 biographical entries. This 10 volume second edition integrates most of the original 1967 and supplementary 1996 material with hundreds of new articles, addenda to earlier articles, and updated bibliographies; each entry and bibliographical update is dated.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion (2d ed. 2005)
    Access to cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.
  • Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR)
    Comprehensive and in-depth encyclopedia entries related to the Bible and its origins, development, and influence. Entries document the history of the Bible's reception in Judaism and Christianity as evident in exegetical literature, theological and philosophical writings, literature, liturgy, music, the visual arts, dance, and film, as well as in Islam and other religious traditions and contemporary movements.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of American Law (3d ed., 2011)
    Covers today's leading cases, major statutes, legal terms and concepts, notable persons involved with the law, and important documents. Includes topics such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, capital punishment, domestic violence, gay and lesbian rights, physician-assisted suicide and more.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (2d ed. 2000)
    Access to essays on specific culture groups in the United States, emphasizing religions, holidays, customs, and languages in addition to providing information on historical background and settlement patterns. Also covers ethnoreligious groups such as Jews, Chaldeans, and Amish. Each essay lists organizations and research centers; name, address, and contact information for periodicals, radio, and television stations; and a further readings section.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of Psychology
    Clear and accessible presentation of wide-ranging psychological topics
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Access to encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Titles can be searched alone, by subject, or all titles can be searched together.
  • Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA)
    The Grove Encyclopedia of American Art (GEAA) deals with all aspects of American art and architecture from Native American art to Colonial art to contemporary American art. Drawing upon the expansive scholarship in The Dictionary of Art (DOA) and adding hundreds of new entries not previously covered in the DOA, GEAA is a comprehensive and current reference resource for information on this important area for students, researchers, and the general public.
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts
    Contains over 3,000 entries covering thousands of years of decorative arts production throughout western and non-western cultures including hundreds of entries on the qualities and historical uses of materials, concise definitions on art forms and styles, and in-depth articles discussing the history of armor, jewelry, furniture, textiles, and ceramics.
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture
    Covers all aspects of Islamic art and architecture ranging from the Middle East to Africa to Central, South, and East Asia and includes entries on artists, rulers, writers, ceramics, sculpture, metalwork, painting, calligraphy, textiles, and more.
  • Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques  
      
    Historical and current uses of materials and techniques in a wide range of areas from painting and sculpture to non-traditional media such as digital and video art.
  • Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2d. ed.
    A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community. (17 volumes)
  • New Catholic Encyclopedia (2d ed 2003)
    Access to persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities, this book is the first place to turn for answers for questions on topics such as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies. Includes biographies of contemporary religious figures, thousands of photos, maps, and illustrations, and completely updated bibliographical citations. The 15th volume is a cumulative index to the entire encyclopedia.
  • Online Dictionary of the Social Sciences
    This online social science dictionary has approximately 1000 entries. It is a product of Canada's Athabasca University and ICAAP (theInternational Consortium for the Advancement of Academic Publication, a research and development unit within Athabasca University.)
  • Oxford English Dictionary  
      
    The accepted authority on the evolution of the English language over the last millennium: the meaning, history, and pronunciation of over more than 600,000 words, both present and past. It traces the usage of words through 3 million quotations from a wide range of international English language sources.
  • Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History
    A legal encyclopedia that includes historical and contemporary comparisons of the world legal systems.
  • Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace
    Access to a comprehensive survey of the full range of historical, political, theoretical and philosophical issues relating to peace and conflict. All major figures are covered, as well as major events, organizations, and theories. Each entry is signed by a leading scholar in the field and contains a bibliography for further reading. The Encyclopedia also includes a peace chronology, key documents and appendices.
  • Oxford Language Dictionaries Online
    Oxford Language Dictionaries Online site offers language resources never before available online: fully searchable, completely comprehensive bilingual dictionaries, and unique study materials that provide extra help with learning and using an expanding range of languages. Languages available: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    Quick reference answers from more than 170 dictionaries and reference titles on subjects such as language, science, medicine, humanities, social science and business, plus the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations and titles from the Oxford Companion series.
  • World Education Encyclopedia (2d ed. 2001)
    Access to a country-by-country survey of educational systems provides detailed essays on the histories, legal foundations, and primary and secondary educational systems of 233 countries.
  • World Press Encyclopedia: a survey of press systems worldwide
    Access to a comprehensive survey of press and electronic media which covers nearly 200 countries. Entries include an overview of the background, economic framework and general characteristics of each country's press plus the number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, news agencies, electronic news media, education and training in journalism.
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E-Books

You can also search for E-Books in the Library's Online Catalog and limit your search to E-Books.

  • 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.
  • 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]
  • Early American Imprints, Series I: Evans 1639-1800  Icon
    Commonly called referred to as the Evans Collection, this resource is comprised of a vast range of publications, including advertisements, almanacs, bibles, broadsides, catalogs, charters and by-laws, contracts, cookbooks, elegies, eulogies, laws, maps, narratives, novels, operas, pamphlets, plays, poems, primers, sermons, songs, speeches, textbooks, tracts, travelogues, treaties and more. The imprints in Series I are expertly indexed and may be browsed by genre, subjects, author, history of printing, place of publication and language.
  • Early English Books Online  
      
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    Access to page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. Primary sources such as prayer books, pamphlets, proclamations, almanacs. Includes first book printed in English by William Caxton, through the age of Spenser and Shakespeare and the turmoil of the English Civil War. Featured authors: Malory, Bacon, More, Erasmus, Boyle, Newton, Galileo; musical exercises by Henry Purcell.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCO) formerly netLibrary
    A collection of ebooks from EBSCOhost.
  • EBL (eBook Library)
  • EBL (eBook library) tutorials
    Tutorials on how to borrow, download, annotate, and create an online bookshelf for ebooks using the Ebook Library.
  • ebrary
    The Academic Complete Product provides online access to over 86,000 authoritative titles from world-renowned publishers spanning all academic subject area. The majority of the titles have copyright dates of 2004 or later.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    Access to encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Titles can be searched alone, by subject, or all titles can be searched together.
  • Internet Archive
    Download free books and texts. The Internet Archive Text Archive contains a wide range of fiction, popular books, children's books, historical texts and academic books.
  • SpringerLink
    Access to a selection of behavioral science books, including the Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders (as well as journals)
  • Wiley Online Library
    Wiley Online Library hosts the world's broadest and deepest multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. It indexes over 4 million articles from 1500 journals, almost 10,000 online books, and hundreds of reference works, laboratory protocols and databases. Pepperdine has direct access to selected journal articles and online books.
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