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InfoGuides | Pepperdine Libraries

NFO: Welcome to Pepperdine

New Faculty Orientation

Resources for Your Research:

Pepperdine Digital Commons

Pepperdine Libraries’ Digital Commons hosts research works from the Pepperdine community. Digital Commons can increase the readership of your articles and provide metrics. Most importantly, you can take advantage of green open access to upload the full-text of your accepted manuscripts after the embargo periods of journal publishers.

There is a detailed guide on how to add articles to Digital Commons. For more information contact Linh Gavin Do.

Adding materials to the collection: 

How to request the library purchase books for our collection:

  • Email your liaison and let them know if the item you want is for your research, class reserves, or an item for our collection so we know home copies to purchase. (unless told otherwise we will place items you ask us to purchase on Hold for you.)  
  • For Electronic resources 
    • let us know your preferred purchase model, 1, 3, or unlimited access. 
    • It is almost impossible for libraries to acquire eTextbooks. If you’re interested in finding electronic alternatives we can help with enough lead time.   

A note on adding databases

  • Contact your liaison and let them now how you and your students will use the databases.
  • We will see if an existing databases provides similar resources 
  • We try to arraign a trial 
  • The databases collection is reviewed annually 

Resources for Instructions

For course reserves contact Sally Bryant and let her know the: 

  1. Name of your course
  2. Course number 
  3. Sources you want on placed on reserve

For educational streaming content contact Sally Bryant:

  • our streaming licensing expires so confirm we have content before the semester begins. 

Tailored library instruction for your students

To invite a librarian to visit your class and help get your students on the right track, with a session customized to the needs of your course:

  • Contact your liaison to schedule an information literacy instruction (i.e. searching, evaluating, and citing sources). Find your liaison by searching the directory by Subject Specialist
  • Information that helps your liaison plan lessons:
    • the syllabus
    • research assignments
    • class special instructions (ex: my students need to use primary sources or they struggle with citations....) 
    • if applicable, the topics students have selected to research
    • the citation style you require 
    • how long the presentation should last or any alternative instruction models (ex: one-on-one consultation in lieu of a class visit).
  • Special Collections and University ArchivesKelsey Knox

Rare books, archives, and other historic documents that support research in multiple disciplines. 

The Genesis Lab is Pepperdine's makerspace and home for emerging technologies. An array of high-tech and low-tech resources are available, inviting creative minds to utilize technology in this innovative space.

Let us know if you want a joint session with two or more of these departments. 

Service we provide to support your students:

Students can meet with librarians via-walk ins or by appointment.

  • There is a librarian in the library 7 days a week 
  • Mon-Th there is librarian available from 8am-8pm 

We can help students

  • Get started by creating a research plan.
  • Survey available information before a student commits to at topic. 
  • assisting with citations.
  • Finding information. 
  • ...etc. 
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Sally Bryant
Payson Library
(310) 506-4262

Payson Library Liaisons: 

  • Cory Aitchison- Fine Arts, Government Documents, Music
  • Sally Bryant- Film Studies, International Studies and Languages, and Screenwriting
  • Jaimie Beth Colvin- Fine Arts, Humanities, Public Policy, Social Sciences, Sociology, Theatre, Women's Studies
  • Erin McAllister- Natural Science
  • Elizabeth Parang- African-American Studies, American Studies, Art, Education, Fine Arts, Humanities, Literature, Psychology, Social Sciences
  • Melinda Raine- Communication, Political Science, Social Sciences
  • Marc Vinyard- Business, Economics, History, Humanities, Marketing, Social Sciences
  • Jeremy Whitt- Philosophy, Religion
  • Grace (Gan) Ye- Computer Science

Librarian Profiles 

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