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Resources for JUDAIC STUDIES


Library Databases


General Databases

Literature and Humanities Databases

  • Gale Literary Databases: provides full-text criticism and interpretation of plays, novels, poetry and short stories, and biographical essays on authors. The database includes the text of three print encyclopedias: Contemporary Authors, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select,and Dictionary of Literary Biography.
  • MLA International Bibliography (1963+).

Social Science and History Databases

  • Social Sciences Databases available at UConn.
  • CQ Electronic Library
  • eHRAF Collection of Ethnography
    Human Relations Area Files cultural summaries and field reports
  • PAIS
    Public Affairs Information Service, an index to political, economic, and social issues in current debate.
  • Sociological Abstracts (formerly know as Sociofile)
    Indexes a variety of literature in all fields of theoretical and applied sociology, 1963+ Sociological Abstracts is international in scope and many foreign language journals are included.
  • Sociology: a Sage Fult Text Collection
    Sociology: A SAGE Full-Text Collection includes the full-text of 28 journals published by SAGE and participating societies, some journals going back twenty years, encompassing over 10,000 articles. It covers such subjects as Childhood, Contemporary Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Consumer Culture, Classical Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Leisure Studies, Social Theory, Sociology of Sport, and Sociology of Work and Employment (Labor Studies).
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Electronic Journals, E-Books and Citations

Judaic Studies E-Journals and Reviews

  • Ressearch Database locator
  • Electronic Journal Locator
    The University of Connecticut Libraries purchases access to over 10,000 journals, and in full text, through various databases and commercial journal providers. eCompass can be used to determine if a title is available through one or more of the Libraries' electronic resources, and to connect to the database or journal directly.

Hebrew Newspapers

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Selected Library Catalogs

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Judaic Studies Resources


General Judaica Websites

Websites by Subject

Research Institutions and Associations

  • American Jewish Historical Society
    The mission of the American Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) is to foster awareness and appreciation of the American Jewish past and to serve as a national scholarly resource for research through the collection, preservation and dissemination of materials relating to American Jewish history.
  • American Schools of Oriental Research
    The American Schools of Oriental Research supports and encourages the study of the peoples and cultures of the Near East, from the earliest times to the present.
  • Association of Jewish Libraries
    AJL is dedicated to supporting the production, collection, organization, and dissemination of Judaic resources and library/media/information services in the United States, Canada, and over 23 other countries.
  • Association of Jewish Studies
    Founded in 1969, the Association for Jewish Studies is a learned society and professional organization that seeks to promote, maintain, and improve teaching, research, and related endeavors in Jewish Studies in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning. The Association for Jewish Studies is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies.
  • Biblical Archaeology Society
    The Biblical Archaeology Society (BAS) educates the public about archaeology and the Bible through magazines, books, visual materials and seminars. BAS's most widely recognized publications are our three magazines: Biblical Archaeology Review, Bible Review and Archaeology Odyssey.
  • JewishGen: Jewish Genealogical Research
  • Jewish Studies Network Directory of Professionals
    A directory organized by field of research with a separate cross-listing for directors of Jewish Studies programs.
  • Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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If you have questions or comments, please contact:
Sandy Gallup,
Liaison Librarian to
Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life,
Homer Babbidge Library
369 Fairfield Rd., U-1005 BC
University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-1005
VOICE: (860) 486-1161
Dodd Center Office: (860) 486-4505
FAX: (860)-486-6493
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