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U.S. Major Dailies provides access to the five major U.S. national and regional newspapers: New York Times (1980 - present), Washington Post (1987 - present), Los Angeles Times (1985 - present), Chicago Tribune, (1985 - present), and Wall Street Journal (1984 - present).
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) plus selected full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers
Full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, and others
Whether you are researching a topic that's new to you or just need a few quick facts, reliable information can be found in reference books.
Access leading digital magazines on your mobile device with Flipster, the digital magazine newsstand from EBSCO.
This database features a box you can check to limit your search to scholarly/peer-reviewed articles. You can Choose Databases to add additional EBSCOhost databases, such as Art Full-Text, Education Full-Text, ERIC, Music Index, or SPORTDiscus, and simultaneouly search them.
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.
Researching Current and Controversial Issues
When you see something of interest, note the terminology that is used in the discussion.Try to isolate key concept words or key phrases to use when searching the online catalog and electronic databases.
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.
From immigration to stem cells to texting-while-driving, Opposing Viewpoints in Context delivers 13,000+ pro/con views, 1,000+ court case overviews, and thousands more topic overviews, biographies and profiles.
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.
Search Pepperdine's eBook Collections
Multidisciplinary Scholarly Databases
These databases contain scholarly journals and ebooks in a wide variety of subjects.
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.
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.
In addition, Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text includes Variety movie reviews from 1914 to the present and over 36,300 images from the MPTV Image Archive.
Locate box-office returns and related stats. Statista.com consolidates statistical data on over 80,000 topics from more than 22,500 sources and makes it available on four platforms: German, English, French and Spanish.
When researching Pepperdine, the Boone Special Collections and Archives is the place to start. Contact the Archivist, Kelsey Knox (Kelsey.Knox@pepperdine.edu or 1-310-506-4323), explain your topic and set up an appointment.
You may also find helpful information in the student newspaper, The Graphic.
Older issues of The Graphicmay be found in Special Collections or on microfilm (a microfilm reader is located in ACE)
Search the library catalog for Pepperdine University history to find both archival materials and books, including Crest of a Golden Wave: Pepperdine University 1937-1987 (available as an ebook) , The Malibu Miracle: a memoi , by William Banowsky, fourth president of Pepperdine (LD4561.P428 B36 2010), and Quest for Distinction, by W. David Baird, sixth president of Pepperdine (LD4561.P428 B35 2016).