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When researching Pepperdine, the Boone Special Collections and Archives is the place to start. Contact the Archivist, Kelsey Knox (Kelsey.Knox@pepperdine.edu or 1-310-506-4323), explain your topic and set up an appointment.
You may also find helpful information in the student newspaper, The Graphic.
Older issues of The Graphicmay be found in Special Collections or on microfilm (a microfilm reader is located in ACE)
Search the library catalog for Pepperdine University history to find both archival materials and books, including Crest of a Golden Wave: Pepperdine University 1937-1987 (available as an ebook) , The Malibu Miracle: a memoi , by William Banowsky, fourth president of Pepperdine (LD4561.P428 B36 2010), and Quest for Distinction, by W. David Baird, sixth president of Pepperdine (LD4561.P428 B35 2016).
Whether you are researching a topic that's new to you or just need a few quick facts, reliable information can be found in reference books.
Quick reference answers from more over 2 million entries in more than 242 dictionaries and reference titles on subjects such as language, science, medicine, humanities, social science and business, plus the Oxford Essential Quotations and selected titles from the Oxford Companion series.
Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for 40 national (U.S.) & international newspapers, including The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), etc. The database also contains selected full text for more than 330 regional (U.S.) newspapers
Full text television & radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, and others
The Chronicle of Higher Education is a newspaper and website that presents news and information for college and university faculty and students.
This database features a box you can check to limit your search to scholarly/peer-reviewed articles. You can Choose Databases to add additional EBSCOhost databases, such as Education Full-Text, ERIC, Music Index, or SPORTDiscus, and simultaneouly search them.
Provides full text coverage to nearly 9,100 journals, including over 7,900 peer-reviewed titles in the social sciences, humanities, general science, multi-cultural studies, education and more. Full-text coverage dates back to 1985 and is updated daily.
Researching Current and Controversial Issues
When you see something of interest, note the terminology that is used in the discussion.Try to isolate key concept words or key phrases to use when searching the online catalog and electronic databases.
A complete one-stop source for information on social issues. Users have access to viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, interactive maps, videos, streaming audio, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.
From immigration to stem cells to texting-while-driving, Opposing Viewpoints in Context delivers 13,000+ pro/con views, 1,000+ court case overviews, and thousands more topic overviews, biographies and profiles.
Provides access to the most current and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, insight into all sides of the issues, bibliographies and more, published weekly. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist.
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Multidisciplinary Scholarly Databases
These databases contain scholarly journals and ebooks in a wide variety of subjects.
Project MUSE offers full-text current and archival articles from 600+ scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more. Updated continually.