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Jewish Studies

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

Online Encyclopedias and Lexicons


Other Suggested Resources

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Entries are authored and updated by experts; maintained by Stanford University.

Study Guides and Websites

Print Resources


Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World. Norman A. Stillman; editors, Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman ... [et al.]. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.

The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe. Gershon David Hundert, editor in chief.  New Haven [Conn.]: Yale University Press, 2008.

The Cambridge Guide to Jewish History, Religion, and Culture. Judith R. Baskin and Kenneth Seeskin (Eds.). Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010: A comprehensive overview of Jewish life, from its origins in the ancient Near East to its impact on contemporary popular culture.

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics: Khan, Geoffrey, and Shmuel Bolozky. 2013. Leiden [etc.]: Brill. A comprehensive, first of its kind porject in 4 volumes.

Specific Topics

The Oxford handbook of Judaism and economics. Aaron Levine, editor. Oxford University Press, 2010

Cambridge Histories Online:

  • The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy Vol. 1. From Antiquity through the Seventeenth Century
  • The Cambridge History of Judaism, 4 Volumes.

Holocaust Studies

The Encyclopdia of the Holocaust. Israel Gutman, editor in chief. New York: Macmillan, 1990.

The Encyclopedia of Jewish Life before and during the Holocaust. Editor in chief, Shmuel Spector ; consulting editor, Geoffrey Wigoder; foreword by Elie Wiesel.  Jerusalem: Yad Vashem; New York : New York University Press, 2001.

The Holocaust Encyclopedia. Walter Laqueur, editor; Judith Tydor Baumel, associate editor. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001.

Encyclopedia of Holocaust Literature. Edited by David Patterson, Alan L. Berger, and Sarita Cargas. Westport, Conn.; London: Oryx Press, 2002.

Holocaust Literature: an Encyclopedia of Writers and their Work. S. Lillian Kremer, editor. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Holocaust Survivors: a Biographical Dictionary. Emily Taitz. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2007

The Oxford Handbook of Holocaust Studies. Edited by Peter Hayes and John K. Roth. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

The Routledge Atlas of the Holocaust. Martin Gilbert. London; New York: Routledge, 2002.


Jewish autobiographies and biographies: an international bibliography of books and dissertations in English: David Zubatsky, 1989.

Biography Index Retrospective: 1946-1983: Provides information about people from antiquity to 1983, from resources from from 1946 to 1983, in a single, easy-to-use database. Research people in the headlines or throughout history; find information on notables across all disciplines and subject areas with this practical resource.

Biography and Genealogy Master Index: Indexes current reference sources & the retrospective works that cover individuals, both living & deceased, worldwide. Covers biographical dictionaries; who's whos; subject encyclopedias with biographical entries; literary criticism; & other sources.

Calendars and Directories


Hebrew Date Converter: Convert a Gregorian calendar date into the equivalent date on the Hebrew calendar, and vice verse. Includes Hebrew view.

Jewish Holidays Calendar, 1998-2017.


Hasidic Rabbis listing (Hebrew) A general Jewish directory.

Olam ha-Torah: A directory of Jewish benevolent institutions.

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