Jewish Studies

Handbuch der deutschen-jüdischen Literatur–New eBOOK

By Brian Vetruba on December 22, 2015

Handbuch der deutsch-jüdischen Literatur / herausgegeben von Hans Otto Horch. Berlin : De Gruyter, 2016.  SUMMARY: Research activity on German-language literature by Jewish authors has intensified, especially since the 1970s. However, until now there has been no single work to compile a...

Jewish Studies New Books (July – October 2015)

By Deborah Katz on November 11, 2015

Your suggestions and comments are welcome regarding the new books that are coming into the collection. Presently, the Hebrew book approval plan is on hold and under review. B5802.U65 M46 2015   Menachem Kellner  Jewish universalism / edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes.Leiden ; Bo...

Purchase of all Gale Digitized Collections by Olin Libraries

By Deborah Katz on November 5, 2015

The library just completed purchase of all of the Gale digital collections commonly known as “Archives Unbound, British State papers (1509 – 1714) , newspapers,  book collections, and journals + . Below are document highlights from a select number of collections.    Early Arabic Print...

Two New Reference ebooks from Oxford University Press

By Deborah Katz on November 5, 2015

    The Oxford encyclopedia of the Bible and theology / Samuel E. Balentine, editor in chief. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015] The Oxford encyclopedia of the Bible and law / Brent A. Strawn, editor in chief. New York, NY : Oxford University Press,|c[2015]

Database for Verbs in the Dead Sea Scrolls

By Deborah Katz on November 5, 2015

Here is an example of a digital humanities project based on data mining from The Verbal System of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Tense, Aspect, and Modality in the  Qumran Hebrew Texts by Ken M. Penner; Brill Publishers, 2015.

New Library Website — Beta Testing

By Deborah Katz on November 2, 2015

The WU libraries will be unveiling our new website in January during intercession. Here is a sneak preview of it. One of the newest features is called Primo, which allows for searching across material type, so that a single search can bring up books, journals, archival items — and more. Giv...

ORCID = Open Researcher & Contributor ID

By Deborah Katz on November 2, 2015

Do you have an ORCID  id (Open Researcher and Contributor ID)? Many professional societies are now encouraging it when publishing. It prevents author disambiguation so that your publications can always correspond to your identity.  Read more about it here. Or, simply check in with me about it. It...

iTeach Symposium 2016

By Alison Verbeck on October 26, 2015

The 2016 iTeach faculty symposium on teaching will take place on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at the Knight Center, on the Danforth Campus. The symposium brings together faculty from across the disciplines to exchange ideas on teaching, during a plenary and sixteen interactive sessions, as well as...