Subject librarian Jewish religious history

Subject librarian Jewish cultural and literary history

Every spring semester there is a tutorial on information literacy for Theology and Religious Studies students.

SS 2020 Monday, 10.15-12.00

Room 207 UBInformation literacy for Theology and Religious Studies students (3KP)Susanne Schaub Renaux, Benedikt VögeliVorlesungsnr. 27052-01

Freely accessible databases

DBIS Datenbank-Infosystem: Theologie und Religionswissenschaft

Freely accessible electronic journals and books

EZB Elektronische Zeitschriftenbibliothek
Subject area: Theology, Jewish Studies and Religious Studies

Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ)

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)
Subject: Religion and theology

OAPEN Library
a central repository for hosting and disseminating OA books

Selected links (A-Z)

4 Enoch
The Online Encyclopedia of Second Temple Judaism, and Christian and Islamic Origins

atla - Websites on Religion
a selective, annotated collection of web resources for the study of religion

The Bibliography of The Hebrew Book 1470-1960

Center for Jewish History
Home of five preeminent Jewish institutions dedicated to history, culture and art: the American Jewish Historical Society, the American Sephardi  Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, Yivo Institute for Jewish Research.

European Association for Jewish Studies

Jewish Encyclopedia
Contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906

Yiddish Literature
Collection of digitised Yiddish prints at the Frankfurt University Library, Frankfurt am Main

Orion Dead Sea Scrolls Bibliography

RAMBI - The index of articles on Jewish Studies

A living Library of Jewish Texts: 3,000 years of Jewish texts in Hebrew and English translation
Bibliographies on Semitic Languages, Bible and related subjects by Victor Golinets

Yiddish Literature

The Yiddish Book Center

University library holdings

Primary literature

  • Authoritative primary texts of religious literature, both in their original language and as translations

Secondary literature

  • General and specialist dictionaries and lexicons
  • Specialised bibliographies
  • Introductions and general overviews
  • General scholarly literature on rabbinical literature, on religion, philosophy and ethics of Judaism, on the ancient Hebrew language and literary history, and on Jewish cultural history
  • Selected specialist research literature on individual topics
  • Academic journals
  • Electronic journals and selected databases (primary texts, bibliographies, reference works) in the university’s computer network
  • A limited selection of new Hebrew fiction and only in translation (German, English, French)

Historical collections

  • Important collection: Basel Hebrew Prints (16th - 19th century)