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Expanded Library Resources During COVID-19: All Resources


PolicyMap has enabled trial access through May 31, 2020.

What is PolicyMap?
An online (no software installation needed) U.S. national data and mapping tool and analytics platform with multidisciplinary applications for college students and faculty.

ProQuest Databases

ProQuest has enabled extended access to Academic Video Online & ProQuest Central through June 19. Access is indicated in our online catalog.

Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available to libraries. It delivers ~ 68,000 titles.

ProQuest Central is the largest, multidisciplinary, full-text database available in the market today. This resource provides access to 47 of ProQuest's complete databases.

A few noteworthy collections that may be viewed in Academic Video Online are:

Project MUSE - Books & Journals

Project MUSE is supporting its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on our platform. 

The following publishers (and many more!) have chosen to temporarily make content freely available on Project MUSE. Each publisher designates the specific content and for how long it will be freely available on MUSE. For a full list of publishers, visit "Free Resources on MUSE During COVID-19" at MUSE.

ProQuest Ebooks

ProQuest is working with participating publishers to increase ebook access limits to unlimited access for titles owned by Pepperdine Libraries on the Proquest Ebook Central platform. A list of participating publishers is available at ProQuest's site; any titles purchased by the Libraries and published by these participating publishers will be converted to unlimited access through June 30, 2020.

Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press has offered a number of temporary free resources to students and faculty, including:

  • Suspending the requirement that faculty be an adopter of an OUP book to use digital teaching resources (videos, simulations, activities, flashcards) at the Ancillary Resource Center.
  • Free online textbook access through VitalSource and RedShelf (listed on this guide to the right.)


JSTOR has enabled access to all Multi-Discipline Archive Collections, which are all searchable on the JSTOR platform. Access is also indicated in our online catalog.

Pepperdine Libraries now have temporary expanded access to 12 unowned JSTOR archive collections (Arts & Sciences IV through Arts & Sciences XV). These journals span 60 disciplines and include more than 2,000 journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Coverage to these journals runs from volume 1, issue 1 to JSTOR's moving wall. 

EBSCOhost - Magazine Archives, Article Indexes, Research Databases

As members of the Center for Research Libraries, we now have access to the following databases on EBSCOhost through June 30, 2020

Magazine Archives

  • Atlantic Magazine Archive: 1857-2014
  • BusinessWeek Magazine Archive: 1929-2000
  • Ebony Magazine Archive: 1945-2014
  • Forbes Magazine Archive: 1917-2000
  • Fortune Magazine Archive: 1930-2000
  • LIFE Magazine Archive: 1936-2000
  • The Nation Magazine Archive: 1865-2020
  • People Magazine Archive: 1974-2000

Article Indexes:

  • Frick Art Reference Library Periodicals Index

H.W. Wilson Retrospective Indexes:

  • Applied Science & Technology Source Index Retrospective: 1913-1983
  • Art Index Retrospective: 1929-1984
  • Business Periodicals Index Retrospective: 1913-1982
  • Education Index Retrospective: 1929-1983
  • Humanities Index Retrospective: 1907-1984
  • Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective: 1908-1981
  • Library Literature & Information Science Retrospective: 1905-1983
  • Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1983

Research Databases:

  • African American Historical Serials Collection
  • Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection
  • Atla Historical Monographs Collection (11 Series)

Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press has enabled access to the Cambridge Companions, Cambridge Histories, and Cambridge Elements through May 31.

These can be accessed at the following links:

Title links will also appear in our online catalog.


As members of the Center for Research Libraries, we have access to the following databases from GALE through June 15, 2020.

Archives Unbound (Includes 300+ collections. Interdisciplinary topics including Area Studies, History, Politics, Religion, English Literature, and Local/Regional History. Presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents.)

"The ESSENTIALS" (86M+ pages of primary source content spanning 500+ years)

Historic UK and American News & Periodicals

Public Health Archives