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PLNU Institutional Repository

Visit the repository: This digital collection includes archival content as well as honors projects, theses, and doctoral projects authored by Point Loma's undergraduate and graduate scholars. It also serves as a gateway to the Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library.

In Support of Diversity

Ryan Library is committed to laboring alongside the university in its work to support and sustain diversity. Our new Diversity Research Guide highlights over 50 books acquired through the PLNU Excellence in Diversity Award. All books are part of the collection at Ryan Library and are available for borrowing. 

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Sexual Misconduct Resource Guide

Sexual Misconduct research guide

This work in progress, courtesy of the Faculty Council and compiled by Librarian Robin Lang and Professor Rebecca Laird, this guide describes a variety of resources, most of them accessible on the open web.  Some do require logging in with a PLNU Network ID and Password.