It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
ENG 101.07/101.08 English Composition (Lisa Smith): Home
This guide will provide a starting point for students researching topics and seeking background information for English composition.
This database features a box you can check to limit your search to scholarly/peer-reviewed articles. If the article is not full-text, you may obtain a copy through InterLibrary Loan at no charge to you.
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.
Featuring full-text articles (from more than 300 journals), indexing and abstracting of an international array of publications, Art Full Text™ is a comprehensive resource covering fine, decorative and commercial art, as well as photography, folk art, film, architecture and much more.
Full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995
High-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984, including 280 peer-reviewed journals
Indexing and abstracting of over 13,000 art dissertations
Indexing of nearly 200,000 art reproductions
Subject coverage includes special education, multicultural/ethnic education, teaching methods and much more. Provides full text of articles from over 350 journals plus indexing of more than 770 additional periodicals.
The American Psychological Association’s (APA) resource for abstracts of scholarly journal articles, book chapters, books, and dissertations, is the largest resource devoted to peer-reviewed literature in behavioral science and mental health
Access full text for more than 2,200 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. Source Premier includes full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Updated daily
Researching Current & 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, professionally fact-checked, and footnoted to facilitate further research. A feature called Hot Topics provides shorter reports on 20 of the most popular subjects. CQ Researcher's Archive goes back to 1923 and includes reports from its predecessor publication, Editorial Research Reports.
Swank Digital CampusDigital Campus by Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.® allows students the flexibility to legally view course-assigned films outside the classroom. Providing digital access to course-related films allows educators to enhance the learning experience without taking up valuable class time. Swank does not currently support Safari on Macs. Swank recommends using the latest version of Chrome or Firefox. Visit this page for up to date browser requirements.
Movie Analysis and Reviews
Both movie reviews and longer articles analyzing movies can be found in this EBSCOhost database. By utilizing the "Choose databases" feature located after "Searching: Film & Television Literature Index with Full Text", you can search both this database and Academic Search Complete at the same time.
Features more than 15,00 news, business and legal sources
This database is only available to current Pepperdine students, faculty, and staff.
Scholarly Full-Text Sources
These online sources contain scholarly full-text journals. Project Muse contains current articles while JSTOR contains mostly materials over three years old. Use the Advanced Search and limit your search to Articles in order to avoid book reviews.
Access to an extensive archive of journals plus 40,000 e-books in 30 subject disciplines in the Arts and Sciences, including classical studies, history, language and literature, music, the history and study of art and architecture, cultural studies, film, folklore, performing arts, philosophy, and religion.
Provides online access to the full-text of over 300 scholarly journals in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and mathematics covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, and others.