Jewish Studies

British Library Digitizes Hebrew Manuscripts – Scrolls,

By Deborah Katz on September 28, 2016

The Hebrew Manuscripts Digitization Project funded by The Polonsky Foundation has digitized 1,300 manuscripts from the British Library’s collection in its first phase. The digitized collection includes medieval and early modern codices, single sheets, charters and scrolls, as well as an oak...

Jewish Studies New Books – English then Hebrew

By Deborah Katz on September 27, 2016

These are titles purchased between July 1 – October 1 ( 2016) The Torah : a women’s commentary / Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, editor ; Andrea L. Weiss, associate editor.,,”New York : Women of Reform Judaism, Federation of Temple Sisterhood : URJ Press, [2008]” BS1225.53 .T675 200...

The Semi-New Primo – Default Library Search Tool

By Deborah Katz on March 11, 2016

With the roll out of the new library website this semester, Primo became the default tool for accessing library materials. It searches across the WU Catalog, Mobius, journal databases, digital collections and a myriad of other content. Here is a guide that explains how Primo works as well as the ...

Marx & Engels Collected Works–eBook Collection

By Brian Vetruba on February 10, 2016

The Libraries have purchased the Marx & Engels Collected Works, the largest collection of English translations of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels’ complete works. Covering the of period 1835-1895, the 50 volumes contain all the written works of Marx and Engels including formerly unpublis...

WU Libraries Introduce Campus Box Delivery Service

By Julie Hale on January 7, 2016

Olin Library Access Services is introducing a new campus box delivery service in 2016! Starting on January 5, faculty and staff can choose to have library materials delivered to their campus boxes. For delivery on the Danforth and North Campuses, select Fac&Staff Campus Box Delivery as the pi...

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.