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Start Here: Beginning Your Research  

Last Updated: Sep 9, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS UpdatesEmail Alerts

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Looking for a Book but can't find anything on the shelf?

The Library Subscribes to THOUSANDS of Electronic Books or E-Books.

Search our e-book collections for useful books on your topic.

  • 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.
  • eBook Collection (EBSCO) formerly netLibrary
    A collection of ebooks from EBSCOhost.

Other Useful Guides

Here are some additional guides to help with research on a specific topic. In these guides you will find links to books, encyclopedias and article databases.


How to Use an InfoGuide

InfoGuides help explain the research process and

direct you to the right resources.

Not Sure About Your Subject

Here are some online resources to help get you started.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Getting Started

These online sources are good places to start your research.


Getting Help

Getting help is easy!


From this single starting place, you can:

  • Search our knowledge base of frequently asked questions
  • Submit a question to a librarian
  • Chat with a Librarian
  • Text-a-Librarian

Individual Consultations

  • Pepperdine librarians provide individual consultations in information-seeking skills and the use of library resources.  Individual consultations may cover strategy and selection of library resources from both print and electronic sources.
  • To arrange for individual consultations, please contact one of our Library Subject Liaisons at either Payson Library or one of our Graduate Campus Libraries.

The services above are intended for Pepperdine students, alumni, staff and faculty.


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