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Jewish Studies Research Guide

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Email:amy.stempler@csi.cuny.edu
Telephone:718-982-3917

Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Catalogs
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

RAMBI - The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
RAMBI is a selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material listed in Rambi is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of articles - in Hebrew, Yiddish, and European languages- mainly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library, a world center for research on the Jewish people and Eretz Israel.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Ethnic Newswatch Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text newspapers, magazines, and journals of the ethnic and minority press. Covers of a wide spectrum of ethnic viewpoints, including African-American, Jewish, Latino, Native-American, and Asian-American publications.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject. Including such titles as: "Judaism in America," "The Encyclopedia of Judaism," "Encyclopedia Judaica," and "The Holocaust and Its Religious Impact: A Critical Assessment and Annotated Bibliography."


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to complete back runs of scholarly journals across the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. Journal coverage begins with the first issue but does not include the last 3-5 years. Users can search across the entire database or limit their search to journals in specific subject disciplines. Note the selection of Jewish Studies under "Discipline." Click here for a search tutorial


New York Times Historical (Proquest) Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text of the New York Times from 1851 to 2007. Recent issues available thru Lexis-Nexis. Additional holdings.


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text articles from scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences primarily covering the fields of literature, history, cultural studies, political science, religion, and the arts. Note the selection of Jewish Studies under "Discipline."


U.S. Census Bureau Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau covering births, deaths, education, employment, income, housing, and much more.


Women and Social Movements Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of articles, essays, books, bibliographies, and primary source materials documenting the history of women's reform activities in the U.S. from 1600 to 2000.


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

Brooklyn Public Library Catalog Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Catalog for the Brooklyn Public Library to search for books and media.


CATNYP Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Library catalog for New York Public Research Libraries, which includes the Dorot Jewish Division in The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (formerly the Humanities and Social Sciences Library in mid-town Manhattan). The Dorot Jewish Division is one of the great collections of Judaica in the world and the most accessible for both scholarly and personal use, offering commentary on all aspects of Jewish life it also includes Hebrew and Yiddish-language texts on general subjects.


CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+, the university's online catalog, to find books and other resources located in the CSI library and other CUNY libraries. Search tutorial.


Worldcat.org Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search WorldCat, the world-wide online catalog of books and other materials from thousands of participating libraries. Includes over 90,000,000 records.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

American Jewish desk reference : the ultimate one-volume reference to the Jewish experience in America Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

This single volume work produced by the American Jewish Historical Society covers Jewish history and religion in the United States, as well as how it has influenced civilization. Includes bibliographical references and an index.
Location 1st Fl Reference E184.35 .A44 1999


American Jewish Year Book Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

American Jewish Year Book is an annual publication with "information and analysis about the American Jewish community, Jewish demography, Jewish history, and Jewish life worldwide", according to the publisher, the American Jewish Committee.
Location 1st Fl Reference E 184 .J5 A6 2006


Encyclopaedia Judaica Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

This English-language encyclopedia of the Jewish people and Judaism covers Jewish history in all eras, culture, holidays, language, scripture, and religious teachings.
Location 1st Fl Reference DS 102.8 .E496 2007


Encyclopedia of American Jewish history Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

Two volume reference book on American Jewish history. Includes bibliographical references, maps, and an index.
Location 1st Fl Reference E184.35 .E53 2008


Historical atlas of the Jewish people Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

This historical atlas covers the geography of Hebrew Bible and maps of Israel, the Middle East, and Europe. Includes charts, bibliographical references and an index.
Location 1st Fl Reference - DS116 .A54 2003


Jewish American literature : a Norton anthology Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

This anthology on Jewish American literature contains information on Jewish authors, novelists, and literary collections. Includes bibliographical references (p. 1171-1206) and an index.
Location 1st Fl Reference PS508.J4 J45 2001


Jewish women in America : an historical encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

This two volume encyclopedia and biographical dictionary covers the history of Jewish women in the United States. It was sponsored by the American Jewish Historical Society and includes bibliographical references and an index.
Location 1st Fl Reference - DS115.2 .J49 1998


The Encyclopedia of Jewish life before and during the Holocaust Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

This three volume encyclopedia covers the Jewish experience in North Africa and Europe, particularly local history during the Holocaust (1939-1945). Includes bibliographical references (p. [1630]-1649) and an index.
Location 1st Fl Reference DS115.2 .J49 1998


The Holocaust encyclopedia Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

This encyclopedia covers the Jewish Holocaust (1939-1945) -- Encyclopedia and includes bibliographical references (p. [721]-735), maps, and an index.
Location 1st Fl Reference D804.25 .H66 2001


The Oxford dictionary of the Jewish religion Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access

This dictionary on Judaism was published by Oxford University Press and includes bibliographical references.
Location 1st Fl Reference BM50 .O94 1997


Resources freely available on the Internet.

American Jewish Archives Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives is committed to preserving a documentary heritage of the religious, organizational, economic, cultural, personal, social and family life of American Jewry. The American Jewish Archives online catalog contains bibliographic records from our collections of manuscripts, microfilm, video and audio materials, nearprint, genealogy files, and photographs.


Association for Jewish Libraries Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Association fosters access to information, learning, teaching and research relating to Jews, Judaism, the Jewish experience and Israel. Of particular help is their Links to Internet Resources page found in the Resources tab of their homepage.


Center for Jewish History Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Center for Jewish History is the home of five preeminent Jewish institutions dedicated to history, culture, and art. It unites under one roof collections that bring together centuries of Jewish life, including The American Jewish Historical Society, The American Sephardi Federation, The Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.


Jewish Language Research Website Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This website displays information about several Jewish languages and about some of the researchers who have written about them. It is produced and maintained by professors at Hebrew Union College and Bar-Ilan University.


Jewish Virtual Library Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Jewish Virtual Library is the most comprehensive online Jewish encyclopedia in the world, covering everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism. It is a division of the American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise.


New York Public Library Digital Gallery Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Access to over 600,000 images digitized from primary sources and printed rarities in the collections of The New York Public Library, including illuminated manuscripts, historical maps, vintage posters, rare prints and photographs, illustrated books, printed ephemera, and more.


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