When searching for books, there are a couple good 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 and OR search:
For some literary research it's important to track a particular author whose name may have varied over the course of 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 other catalogs and databases to ensure that you are finding all relevant resources.
There are 2 ways to get books through Pepperdine.
The first is by using our university catalog to search for books by visiting http://library.pepperdine.edu
The second is through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL is used to requests books from other lending libraries that your Pepperdine institution does not currently contain.
If the item you want is not at your home branch library, you can always request the item by clicking on the "Request this Item" button highlighted in yellow on the right side of the screenshot below. Clicking on the "Request this Item" button will take you to a new web screen where you will be allowed to chose your Pepperdine home branch library as the pickup location. Following this step will place a hold on the item for you.