Jewish Studies Research Resources and Information at your Fingertips

By Debra Mandel.

As you finish up your research projects and ponder your next ones, visit the library’s Jewish Studies Subject Guide , a handy gateway exploring Jewish scholarship, information and multimedia in databases, periodicals, encyclopedias and websites. Key databases include Jewish Studies Source, a multidisciplinary gateway to Jewish civilization and Index to Jewish Periodicals which provides access to articles and book reviews on Jewish and Middle Eastern thought and history.

Link to multi-religious-themed databases such as the Atla Religion Database and the Religion Database.

Did you know that you can do a 60-day trial of 50 books from the Littman Collection of Jewish Civilization? Check it out.

Want to keep up with the latest? Peruse current events from Boston’s Jewish Advocate, headlines in Israel’s Haaretz, and newspapers from the world over through PressReader.  

Enjoy pursuing key topics in literature, history, the Holocaust, film, Israeli culture and more. “Visit” local venues of cultural and historical import. Streaming music and video resources will enrich your research and transport you from these difficult times.

Search through the library’s Archives & Special Collections and Digital Repository Service, which  includes collections such as the Holocaust Awareness Committee Archives and The Catskill Institute Postcard Collection. Just search “Jewish” in the DRS and you will get a hit of 1379 items, including research and memorabilia, such as this program below.

Haggadah cover for a seder performed by the Northeastern University Chamber Singers and conducted by Faculty Emeritus Joshua Jacobson in 2000, available through the Digital Repository Service.

New books, mostly in electronic format, are added to the Guide’s new material listing each month. If we don’t have what you’re looking for, send a recommendation.  

Please email me anytime at  I would love to hear from you and will help your research questions. Suggestions for this guide are welcome!

Debra Mandel, Liaison to Jewish Studies, Music, Media and Screen Studies; Director, Recording Studios, Northeastern University Library.

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