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Alumni Services: E-Resources

E-Resources/Databases Available to Alumni

Additional E-Resources/Databases

Open Access Articles

  • Try using Unpaywall, an open database of 24,188,597 free scholarly articles. The Unpaywall browser extension harvests content directly from over 50,000 journals and open-access repositories from all over the world. It also uses open data from PubMed Central, the DOAJ, Crossref (particularly their license info), and DataCite.
  • The Open Access Button is another free tool that allows you to find free, legal articles with just a click, and it will email an author to get a copy if one isn't available. It's available as a Chrome and Firefox browser plugin, as well as a website.
  • Additional information on open access is available at our Open Access InfoGuide!

E-Resources at Public Libraries

Los Angeles Public Library databases are also available to alumni with an LAPL library card.

Many public libraries offer a variety of databases free of charge for library card holders. Users must apply for library cards in person. Some databases are accessible over the web and some are accessible in libraries.

Some public libraries may impose residential restrictions on the issuance of a library card.

Search Libweb to locate libraries on the web.

  • Los Angeles County
  • Orange County
  • Ventura County
  • Northern California

Pepperdine Libraries Digital Initiatives

In 2010, Pepperdine Libraries launched Pepperdine Digital Collections, a project designed to facilitate the discovery of and access to a wide variety of digital materials drawn from Pepperdine's unique archival holdings.

Our most recent initiative is Pepperdine Digital Commons, which offers an e-publication and digital archiving platform for the scholarly output of Pepperdine's vibrant academic community, including journals, faculty webpages, conference proceedings, exemplary student research, and more.

Click here to learn more about Pepperdine Digital Commons.

Pepperdine Digital Collections

Pepperdine Digital Commons