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Jewish Studies

A Subject Guide to research in all fields related to Jewish Studies, on campus and beyond

Research Tools

Publish or Perish - Online Tools

Research Funding Opportunities at ASU

COS Funding Opportunities

H-Net Call for Paper Announcements

Call for Papers Search Engine (U Penn English Department)

Handbooks about Writing and Publishing

  • Tonette S. Rocco and Tim Hatcher, eds. The Handbook of Scholarly Writing and Publishing San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. (E-Book)
  • Rich Furman. Practical Tips for Publishing Scholarly Articles: Writing and Publishing in the Helping Professions. Chicago: Lyceum Books, 2007. (Print Book)

Dissertations and Theses

Proquest Dissertations and Theses (PQDT; 1861+): Indexes dissertations accepted for doctoral degrees by accredited North American educational institutions and over 200 other institutions. Also contains citations and abstracts to masters' theses. Covers approximately 3,000 subject areas.

Dissertations & Theses @ Arizona State University:  A seachable database for full text, citations and abstracts of ASU dissertations; 1954-1979 (index only), 1979+ (full text of the dissertations included).

  • British Library E-Theses: 250,000 dissertations; some full-text.
  • DART-Europe: A full-text, searchable catalog; over 180,000 dissertations from 303 Universities sourced from 19 European countries.
  • Foreign Dissertations Catalog: A full-text, searchable catalog; includes thousands of dissertations from around the world.

Book Reviews

  • Books in Print: The only complete record of in-print and forthcoming books published and distributed in the U.S. (over 1.2 million books).
  • Book Review Index Plus (1965+): A comprehensive online guide to book reviews. Limit your search to Document Type: Book Review.
  • Humanities Full Text: Narrow the results by Document Type: Book Review.
  • Book Digest Retrospective (1905-1982): Backfiles of H.W. Wilson’s Book Review Digest.
  • JSTOR: Use Advanced Search: narrow down by Item Type: Review.
  • ProQuest: Use Advanced Search; under Search Options, select Review as Document Type.

Journals / Periodicals

Microforms in Jewish Studies;

Union Catalogs and Other Tools

  • WorldCat (OCLC FirstSearch): Covers millions of records from thousands of libraries around the world, including books, journals, archival materials, music CDs, and videos as well as many kinds of digital content. Expands your search beyond ASU Library.
  • Center for Research Libraries: Unique materials are available via Inter-Library Loan 
  • KVK: Covers 500 million records from all over Europe, Australia, and the US.
  • Copac: Cover 36 million records for UK and Scottish research libraries, including the British Library.
  • Guide to Reference: A selective guide to the best reference sources, organized by academic discipline.  
  • DOI Resolver; Free DOI Lookup.

    Journal Tables of Contents (TOC): Search the latest Table of Contents (TOCs) of 147 Religion and Theology journals.

    WorldCat Lists and Bibliographies: Create lists and bibliographies to share with your students and colleagues. See tutorial.

    EthicShare: A research and collaboration website for scholars. Features scholarly articles, books, archival and digital objects, popular press literature, dissertations, and commission reports, as well as blogs and other sources.

    National Reference Center for Bioethics Literature: A research guide from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University.

    How to Keep Current

    These tools will help you stay current with articles and books published on your topic.


    • ASU Library Catalog: Instructions for creating alerts are available here.
    • BooksinPrint: Open a BIP Alert Account (upper tool bar) to run a monthly search on newly released titles that match your search criteria.


    Journal Table of Contents, New Journal Issues

    • Journal Tables of Contents (TOC): Search the latest Table of Contents (TOCs) of Religion and Theology journals. Register to add your favourite journals to MyTOCs, and set up alerts for new issue.
    • New Journal Issues: Start with ASU Library Journal Title Lookup - Get to journal's website and find out what features are available. Access full-text links from email alerts and rss feeds through this link if you're off-campus, as they will not work from off-campus.


    Google Scholar

    You can set up e-mail alerts to any searched term or author. Start with ASU Library homepage, and access Google Scholar via OneSearch or click here. Run your search, then click the mail icon on the upper right to create your alerts.


    Article-Indexing Databases

    • Web of Science: Citation alert: Click on the title of the article to go to the full record page, click on the "Create Citation Alert" button (right hand column). 
    • ATLA: New journal issues: Click on the Publications tab (top toolbar) to select the titles you're interested in; Search alert: Click on Search History (below the searching bar), and select the search(s) you're interested in. If you search for author, you can subscribe to alerts when this author has a new article in ATLA.

    Journal Citation Reports

    Web of Science (Arts and Humanities Citation Index): Journal Citation Reports available for Ethics, Political Studies, and Women Studies journals. Click Additional Resources.

    Google Scholar Citations


    Academic Social Networks A platform for academics to share research papers and follow colleagues' work.

    EthicShare: A research and collaboration website. Features scholarly articles, books, archival and digital objects, popular press literature, dissertations, and commission reports, as well as blogs and other sources.

    Mendeley: A free reference manager and academic social network for collaboration.

    MLA Commons: Share, collaborate, and learn. 

    Hours and Locations