Jewish Studies

Zotero Drop-In Clinic

By Alison Verbeck on September 15, 2017

Does citing sources give you a headache? Zotero may be the cure. Drop in Zotero training will be offered from 1:00-2:00pm in the Olin Library Lobby on the 3rd Thursday of the month: September 21 October 19 November 16


By Alison Verbeck on September 8, 2017

Unpaywall is a web browser extension for Chrome and Firefox.  Once installed, it brings up a gray or green tab on the side of the screen when the user hits a paywalled paper.  A green “unlock” sign means that a free version of the paper is available elsewhere.  A gray “lock̶...

New E-Resources at WU Libraries

By Julie Hale on July 12, 2017

WU Libraries recently acquired several new e-resources. We’re excited to share info about these new subscriptions. Read on for details. Immigrations, Migrations and Refugees : Global Perspectives, 1941-1996: This database contains news and analysis from reports gathered daily between the ea...

New Hebrew Books Purchased in FY17

By Deborah Katz on June 23, 2017

AM79.I8 S53 2014,”. Muzeʼon ṿe-ʼosef be-Erets Yiśraʼel be-shilhe ha-teḳufah ha-ʻOt’manit / ʻOded Shai.”,”. Yerushalayim : Mosad Byaliḳ ; [Beersheba] : ʼUniversiṭat Ben-Guryon be-Negev, 2014.” B759.M34 R37 2015,”. ha-Rambam ṿe-Libovits : ha-yelkhu shenehem yaḥda...

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics

By Deborah Katz on January 23, 2017

 The four volume, Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics is our latest purchase from Brill publishers. It is a fascinating work that covers the history of Hebrew  from antiquity to its present form. Great scholarship and great bibliographies. Here’s an entry; B (b (bet) – Byz...

The Hebrew Journals Collection – Fifty titles

By Deborah Katz on January 23, 2017

WU Libraries recently purchased the JSTOR Hebrew Journals collection. Here is the title list. If you search the WU catalog, you will see if WU has both retrospective and current access to a specific title.

3MT/Three Minute Thesis – Sponsored by the Lieberman Graduate Center

By Deborah Katz on January 19, 2017

The 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience.  3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages you to communicate the importance of your research to the broader community.   First priz...

New Films from Israel “Ha’Ivrim” The Writers – DVD collection of eight films

By Deborah Katz on September 28, 2016

The Hebrews  is an independent project for documenting Hebrew culture, containing films, video talks and books. So far 8 feature-length documentary films [with English subtitles]have been released, two books have been published, and dozens of talks with experts and commentators have been recorded...

Featured eBook: Handbook of Jewish Languages

By Deborah Katz on September 28, 2016

A new Brill handbook edited by Aaron D Rubin and Lily Kahn This project grew out of a desire to fill two significant gaps in the study of the rich variety of languages other than Hebrew spoken and written by Jewish communities throughout history. Firstly, we wanted to provide an accessible introd...