JDST Subject Gateway

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JSTOR more information

Provides fulltext access to core scholarly journals in the Arts and Sciences

Rambi more information

Indexes scholarly articles in Jewish Studies.  Includes periodical articles and book chapters.

Index to Jewish Periodicals (EBSCO) more information

Provides a comprehensive guide to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories in more than 160 journals devoted to Jewish affairs

JTA Jewish News Archive more information

Presents original reporting from around the world, documenting the Jewish experience of the 20th century and supplementing coverage found in the mainstream media.


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AJS Review (Association for Jewish Studies) more information

Scholarly articles and book reviews covering the field of Jewish Studies

American Jewish Yearbook more information

Published annually since 1899, this is a record of events and trends in Jewish communal and organizational life in the United States.

Contemporary Jewry more information

Serves as the single source for the social scientific consideration of world Jewry, its institutions, trends, character, and concerns

Journal of Jewish Education more information

Premier journal in the field of Jewish education, covering early childhood through adult education

Journal of Jewish Communal Service more information

Documents the issues and concerns of the Jewish community and the development of new trends and methodologies of communal service

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Baltimore Hebrew Institute more information

Located in the Towson University College of Liberal Arts, BHIsupports the education of Judaic scholars, educators, and communal professionals.

Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory more information

Prime gateway to over 500 resources for the study of Judaism, including access to library catalogs and to databases.

Center for Jewish Education more information

Provides leadership, services and resources to educators, schools and institutions dedicated to Jewish learning.

JESNA -Jewish Education Service of North America more information

Provides resources to equip communities and institutions with the knowledge and methods to deliver engaging, high quality Jewish education.

JCSA - Jewish Communal Service Association of North America more information

Helps in shaping, defining and promoting professional leadership in contemporary Jewish community service

Jewish Virtual Library more information

Comprehensive online Jewish encyclopedia,┬ácovering everything from anti-Semitism to Zionism.┬á Includes the Virtual Israel Experience and Virtual Jewish History Tour,┬áwhich allow users to “visit” Jewish communities around the world to learn about their history and culture.

Judaica Europeana more information

 Judaica Europeana works with cultural institutions to identify and provide access online to content which documents the Jewish presence and heritage in the cities of Europe.

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Films on Demand: Humanities & Social Sciences more information

Hundreds of online videos on several topics related to Jewish culture, history, tradition, and identity.

Kanopy more information

Kanopy is a film streaming service, offering over 25,000 streaming films from over 800 producers, with new films added daily. This database includes films from the Criterion Collection, PBS, BBC, New Day Films, including over 800 foreign language films.  

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Rare Book Collection more information

The BHI Rare Book Collection consists of monographs, manuscripts, artifacts and ritual objects ranging from the 15th to 20th centuries.  The scope of the collection includes Biblical studies, Jewish history, Rabbinics, the Holocaust, Hebrew language and literature, Jewish art, and travel.

To search for Rare Books, go to the Advanced Search page in the catalog and select "Special Collections--Joseph Meyerhoff Collection Rare Books" from the "location" pull-down menu.  You can narrow your search by author, title, or subject.

Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Collection more information

Jewish Cultural Reconstruction books were gifted to the Baltimore Hebrew College sometime between 1949 and 1952 as part of the efforts of the Jewish Cultural Reconstruction, Inc. to distribute heirless items confiscated by Nazi Germany among centers of Judaism and Jewish learning.  JCR books are identified with a blue and white book plate on the inside front cover.

To locate JCR books, enter "Jewish Cultural Reconstruction " in a search box.  To narrow your search, go to the Advanced Search screen and search by author, title, or subject.

Holocaust Survivor Testimonies more information

This collection consists of approximately 130 unique video  testimonies, including accounts of refugees from the Nazi threat, survivors of concentration camps, and servicemen who helped liberate the camps.  These videos are located in the Archives on the 5th floor of Cook Library.

To search for Holocaust Survivor Testimonies, enter "Video Archive of Holocaust Testimonies in a search field.

Yizkor (Memorial) books more information

These memorial books were compiled by survivors of the Nazi regime in an effort to to commemorate those who perished and to remember the cities and towns that once flourished. The BHI collection has approximately 130 yizkor books, located in the BHI stacks on the 2nd floor of Cook Library.

To locate Yizkor books, choose “subject beginning with…” as your search type, and enter “Memorial books (Holocaust)” as the search term.  You can also follow this link: http://catalog.umd.edu/F/?func=scan&scan_code=SUB&scan_start=memorial+books.

JDST Subject Gateway / Albert S. Cook Library
Last revised: January 09, 2015