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A-Z Databases

Find the best library databases for your research.

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The following databases are newly acquired or being evaluated for a future subscription.
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Academic Video Online is the most comprehensive video subscription available, delivering almost 70,000 titles spanning subject areas including anthropology, business, counseling, film, health, history, music, and more. More than 14,000 titles are exclusive to Alexander Street.
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Convening first in New York and later in Philadelphia from March 1789 to March 1791, these earliest iterations of the Senate and the House of Representatives worked with a new president to establish a government subject to the vision of a constitution less than a year in existence. Containing all of the contents of the celebrated twenty-two-volume letterpress edition from Johns Hopkins University Press, this digital edition is fully searchable and interoperable with other titles in Rotunda’s American Founding Era Collection.
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Full-text access to The Economist magazine, covering 1997 to present and related web content.
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Access leading digital magazines on your mobile device with Flipster, the digital magazine newsstand from EBSCO.
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Includes full-text of the Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper from 1934 to 2005.
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Medici.tv is described as "the leading educational video resource in classical music, opera, and dance". The site broadcasts more than 100 live events each year, from venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Bolshoi Theater, Opéra national de Paris, NCPA, Glyndebourne Festival, Lucerne Festival, Verbier Festival, Salzburg Festival, International Tchaikovsky Competition, International Chopin Piano Competition, Plácido Domingo's Operalia Competition, and more.
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The National Theatre Collection brings the stage to life through access to streaming video of world-class productions and unique archival material offering insight into theatre and performance studies. Through a collaboration with the U.K.'s National Theatre, this collection offers a range of digital performance resources never previously seen outside of the National Theatre’s archive.
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One of the most comprehensive collections of recorded Jazz music available online. As of November 2020, Naxos Jazz features over 20,449 albums and 32,000 artists. Please click "log out" at the top of the screen when you are finished listening to end your session.
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The New Play Exchange, a National New Play Network project, is the world’s largest digital library of scripts by living writers. Designed and built with the needs of the entire new play sector in mind, the New Play Exchange® serves writers, producers, directors, artistic directors, literary managers, dramaturgs, publishers, agents, actors, professors, and students. National New Play Network (NNPN) is an alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays.
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Borrow and read free ebooks from the Libraries using your phone, tablet, or computer. This database is only available to current Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff.
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Qwest TV is a video-on-demand (SVOD) platform dedicated to jazz and related music.
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Refinitiv Workspace is a library database that provides financial news, financials, global pricing data and analytics, analyst research reports, and more, including investment reports from prominent banks such as Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley. These reports provide in-depth analysis and forecasts for publicly-traded companies.

Refinitiv Workspace will replace ThomsonONE in 2021. This database is available to Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff only for non-commercial, academic research, and access requires prior registration. For registration instructions, please visit this guide.
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For access, click Brand Catalyst at the top of the Simmons interface. Simmons Brand Catalyst is a strategy and predictive segmentation tool built on the Simmons Insights platform. It identifies the unique characteristics that differentiates over 8,000 brands. This resource can help marketers define brand identity, differentiate against competitors, create unique personas, and drive effective media, creative, and partnership strategies. Create segments (using Simmons’ Smart Search technology) and compare and contrast up to three brand users or other personas, and dive deep into what defines and motivates these consumers
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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. Pepperdine's subscription includes access to the expert tools and the Global Consumer Survey .
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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).
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**Access requires logging in with a WSJ.com account. Register using your Pepperdine email address here.** Get unlimited access to WSJ.com, WSJ mobile apps, curated newsletters and podcasts.
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**Register using your Pepperdine email address** Building on its heritage as the preeminent source of global business and financial news, the Journal includes coverage of U.S. & world news, politics, arts, culture, lifestyle, sports and health. It holds 38 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism.
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