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Provided below is a list of commonly used resources that includes books, newspapers, reference materials, databases, journals, and websites. Within this list is a description of how each resource may be useful to you and how to find them on the Pepperdine Libraries website. To view each resource, please see the drop-down menu of the Locate Information tab.
Sources and Where to Find Them: Books
Books provide detailed histories, insights, and analysis of topics and events. However, they may not be up to date with the latest trends and research.
There are two ways to get books through Pepperdine.
Pepperdine Libraries provide access to thousands of e-books, spanning all subject areas. Check out our guide on e-books:http://infoguides.pepperdine.edu/ebooks, which covers Pepperdine's major e-book providers. You can search for e-books using the Library Catalog or on the providers' websites. The guide also includes an e-book search bar to search for e-books in the catalog specifically.
When searching for books, there are a couple of useful strategies to start with:
1. If you already have a relevant book or article in hand, use its bibliography to help find other sources.
2. Use the "More like this" link to find other books within your subject area.
3. Think of synonyms or variations on spelling and try an OR search:
theater OR theatre
teenager OR adolescents
For some literary research, it's essential to track a particular author whose name may have varied throughout his/her lifetime or publication history. In these cases, pay attention to cross-references in the catalog when you do an Author or Subject search for a name. Keep all name variants in mind when you search for other catalogs and databases to ensure that you are finding all relevant resources.
Provides access to the full text of individual SAGE journals, including issues dating back to 1999. SAGE publishes journals in Business, Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine and includes leading international peer-reviewed titles, including high-impact research journals published on behalf of over 245 scholarly and professional societies.
Provides full-text coverage of approximately 15,000 national and regional newspapers, broadcast transcripts, magazines, wire services, federal and state court opinions, federal and state statutes, federal regulations and SEC filings such as 10-K's and 10-Q's. It provides access to company profiles, industry and market research information and trade journals. This product also provides access to the renowned Shepard's Citations® service for all federal and states court cases back to 1789. This database is only available to current Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff. For an overview of how to use Nexis Uni, visit this page.