Below are resources that will be useful to research in any field of Jewish Studies. (Note: resources with a key next to them indicate restricted sites that are only available to scholars with a Columbia UNI and password)
Maintained by The Natinal Library of Israel, this is a searchable catalog for articles (from journals, book chapters, etc.) in all fields of Jewish Studies. Note that the catalog only lists references to the articles, not the articles themselves. Check CLIO to see if Columbia holds the resources listed in your search (they are often accessible online).
Also available in print, EJ is the essential encyclopedia for all subjects in Jewish Studies. It lists brief (and sometimes not-so-brief) entries for subjects across the Jewish studies spectrum.
Indexing to English-language articles, book reviews, and feature stories covering Jewish affairs.
This database combines an index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals. Coverage begins in 1949 with some earlier indexing. Full text is available for many citations in this database.
JSTOR provides images for back issues of many important journals in Jewish Studies, including Jewish Quarterly Review, AJL Review, Jewish Social Studies, Proofnexts and Nashim. JSTOR is also beginning to include Hebrew journals, such as Tarbits and Tsiyon.
Note: Although there is currently a pilot to test current journal access, most JSTOR journals are NOT available to the present day. For current journal access, see Project Muse:
Full-text articles from more than 200 scholarly journals in history and the humanities, the social sciences, and the sciences. Disciplines covered include literature and criticism, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics, and many others. A brief bibliographic description of each title is given. Searches can be conducted across the full text of all journals in the database.
Heidi Lerner, Hebraica/Judaica cataloguer at Stanford University Libraries, writes "Perspectives on Technology," a column on technology-based resources related to teaching and research in Jewish studies, for AJS's biannually-published magazine, AJS Perspectives. Past columns are available online, and include topics such as Jewish Economics, Jewish Linguistics, Jewish Treasures, Jewish Political Studies, and many other topics.