Judaic Studies

Core Resources

Index of References Dealing with Talmudic Literature

Lists bibliographical references for passages in rabbinic literature and related subjects and connects them to the location within rabbinic literature to which they are related.

Index of Articles on Jewish Studies 1985+

Indexes articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of the land of Israel. Covers articles in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages.

ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials 1949+

Citations and many full-text articles from religion and theology journals.

Encyclopaedia Judaica

Articles on all aspects of the Jewish life, including religion, history, politics, culture, the Holocaust, Jewish arts and literature, Jews in America, and more. Composed of complete text of the 16-volume 1972 print edition, eight year books, and two decennial volumes.

Jewish Studies Source 1988+

Index and selected full text to English language Jewish studies journals, monographs, and biographies published in the United States, Canada, England, Israel, and elsewhere. 

Bar Ilan's Judaic library

Full text of the Bible and its major commentaries, the Babylonian Talmud with Rashi's commentary and Tosafot, the Jerusalem Talmud, the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides, Shulchan Aruch with commentaries, Midrashim, hundreds of books of Responsa, and the Talmudic Encyclopedia.

Index to Hebrew Periodicals

Indexes articles in Hebrew language periodicals and a few monographs, as well as articles in other languages dealing with all aspects of Israeli life and culture. Files which make up the database include Eretz Israel Database, Tel-Hai Index to Hebrew Newspapers, and the Bar-Ilan Indexing Project.

Kiryat Sefer. Jewish National and University Library, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 2003+

Lists materials published in Israel and deposited in the Jewish National and University Library, and publications in Judaica, acquired by the library from around the world. For print volumes prior to 2003 see: Near East Periodicals (SYS). Firestone C-11-F Call Number: 04574.523

Sol and Evelyn Henkind Talmud text databank

Includes a databank of Talmud manuscripts, fragments, and early printed editions, an index of references to scholarly and rabbinic literature dealing with specific passages in the entire Talmud and a classified list of Geniza fragments in the Jewish Theological Seminary Library

Ma'agarim: The Database of the Historical Dictionary Project

A dictionary and concordance which includes the entire Hebrew lexicon throughout its history; presenting Hebrew words in their morphological, semantical, and contextual development from first appearance in written texts to the present.  Sources include the Dead Sea Scrolls, Inscriptions, Talmud and Midrash, Geonic Literature, Prayer and Piyyut, Karaite Literature, Sciences, Deeds, Colophons, Amulets, etc.   Updated on a regular basis.

Supplementary Resources

America: History and Life with Full Text

Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

Arab-Israeli Relations, 1917-1970: The Middle East Online

Overview of the political history of the Middle East in the 20th Century, based on primary source documents from the British national archives. Documents the politics, administration, wars and diplomacy of the Palestine Mandate, the Independence of Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Art & Architecture Source

An important resource containing indexing and/or full-text to hundreds of art, archaeology, architecture, design, media and related journals and books in English and Western European languages, as well as art reproductions and images. Incorporates the H.W. Wilson databases--Art Index, Art Abstracts, Art Full Text, Art Index Retrospective—as well as Art & Architecture Complete and Art Source.

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book

Comprehensive bibliography of all books printed in the Hebrew Language between 1473 and 1960. Includes over 120,000 titles and 13,500 authors.

Dissertation Abstracts (ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: Full Text)

Access to citations and abstracts for every title in the Dissertation Abstracts database. Dissertations written from 1997 forward are available full text. The database includes citations to dissertations from 1861 to those accepted last semester. Citations for dissertations and master's theses published from 1980 forward have abstracts. Simple bibliographic citations are available for dissertations dating from 1637.

Early Hebrew Newspapers Project. Jewish National and University Library, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Major titles of the early Hebrew press (19th and early 20th century).The project currently contains: Halevanon (1863-1886), Hamagid (1856-1903), Havazelet (1863-1911),Hazefirah (1862-1931). Produced by Hebrew University, Jewish National and University Library.

EBSCO Academic Search Ultimate

Multi-disciplinary database providing abstract & indexing with select full text for many core scholarly journals as well as popular press periodicals

Entsiklopedyah Talmudit (Bar Ilan's Judaic library)

Contains the world's largest electronic collection of Jewish texts in Hebrew ever recorded, which embody thousands of years of Jewish learning. Includes numerous works from the Responsa Literature - rabbinic case-law rulings which represent the historical-sociological milieu of real-life situations. Includes the Bible, the Talmud and their principal commentaries; works about Jewish law and customs; major the codes of Jewish law, such as Maimonides' Mishneh Torah and the Shulchan Aruch with its principal commentaries; midrashim, Zohar, etc.

Ethnic NewsWatch

Interdisciplinary, bilingual (English and Spanish), full-text database of the newspapers, magazines and journals of the ethnic, minority, and native press.


Full-text of many major national and regional newspapers, including the full-text of the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and the Nikkei Weekly. Some titles are abstracted only. Includes selected full-text and abstracts of many industry and general interest publications. For non-English, choose appropriate language.

Felix Posen Bibliographic Project on Antisemitism

Works published throughout the world about antisemitism -- books, dissertations, master's theses, and articles from periodicals and collections.

Historical Abstracts with Full Text

Indexes books and journal articles on the history of the world (excluding the U.S. and Canada) from 1450 to the present.

Jewish Encyclopedia

Complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between1901-1906


Full text archive of core journals in select disciplines. Journal issues from the most recent 3-5 years are usually NOT available electronically through JSTOR.  Also includes full text of many Princeton University Press books as well as books in Classics from many university presses.

Lexis-Nexis Academic

Comprehensive database of legal materials, including cases, statutes, and regulations of the U.S. government and the various state governments; case law from 1789 to present; current and historical statutes and regulations from 1980 forward. Provides full text of many major global, national, and regional newspapers. 

MLA International Bibliography

Provides citations to articles, books, book chapters, and dissertations on all aspects of modern literature, language, and linguistics.

Online Treasury of Talmudic Manuscripts. Jewish National and University Library, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Includes images of major Talmudic manuscripts from libraries around the world. The manuscripts are entirely in Hebrew and Aramaic.

PAIS: Public Affairs Information Service

Citations to articles, books, reports, and select government documents on U.S. and international public policy issue. Generally considered to be a comprehensive index to policy literature.

Princeton Geniza Project

Transcriptions of documents found in the Geniza Chamber of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo. The archive is primarily based on the Taylor-Schechter Collection held at Cambridge University Library, but also includes documents from other collections.

Project Muse

Full-text articles from more than 100 scholarly journals in history and the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences

ProQuest Research Library

Abstracting, indexing, and select full text of many core scholarly journals, magazines and major newspapers for information on a broad range of subjects.

RILM Abstracts of Music Literature with Full Text

A comprehensive, international bibliography of current and past literature on classical, traditional, and popular music, historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, instruments and voice, and dance written in over 140 languages featuring citations, abstracts, and indexes supplemented with full-text content from over 200 key music periodicals. Coverage includes journal articles, reviews, and other featured content, obituaries, essay collections, conference reports, festschrifts, monographs, and dissertations primarily from the early 20th century to the present, with some pre-1900 titles. Includes writings in the dramatic and visual arts, literature, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, physics, and other fields if related to music.

Twentieth Century Religious Thought Library

Online collection of important works in twentieth-century Christian, Islamic, and Judaic thought.

Wilson OmniFile

Multi-disciplinary database providing select full text articles, abstracts, and indexing. Consists of databases for scholarly sources in agriculture, applied science and technology, art, biology, business, education, general science, humanities, law, library and information science, social sciences, as well as popular appeal titles.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts

Provides citations and abstracts of the international literature in political science, including journal articles, books and book chapters, dissertations, and reviews. It also covers such areas as international relations, law, sociology, economics, and public policy. Provides references to reliable websites.

Subject Librarian(s)

Librarian for Law and Legal Studies/Librarian for Judaic Studies and Hebrew
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