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E-Books at Pepperdine Libraries


Many of Pepperdine's ebook vendors support full text PDF downloads. This means you can download the chapter or book to your computer or device for offline viewing.

In order to download ebooks from some vendors such as EBSCO, you will need to install the free software Adobe Digital Editions as well obtain as a free Adobe ID.

Search Pepperdine's eBook Collections

Finding E-Books in the Library Catalog

Pepperdine Libraries provide access to thousands of electronic books (e-books), spanning all subject areas. This guide covers Pepperdine's major e-book providers and you can search for ebooks using the Library Catalog or on the providers' own websites. For in-depth instructions on using ProQuest ebooks, JSTOR ebooks, or EBSCO ebooks, please click the desired tab on the side of this page.

Follow these steps to search for ebooks:

  1. Begin by building an advanced search in the Libraries catalog.
  2. Use the "Search Tools" area within the Advanced Searchto limit your search terms to books held by Pepperdine University Libraries that are in the eBook format, as shown below:



3. When you have found a relevant ebook, click the ebook's title within the search results. You can either access the ebook by clicking "View eBook", or by clicking a link under the "Check Availability" heading on the ebook's catalog record:





4. Once you have arrived at the ebook's website, you can read the book online or download the title. This process varies a bit from vendor to vendor.

ACLS Humanities Example: 

ProQuest Ebook Central example: