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Jewish History

Scholarly Subject Encyclopedias

Encyclopaedia Judaica
Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Hundreds of encyclopedias from all disciplines.

Encyclopedia of Philosophy 2nd ed.
Well-written introductory essays on major figures in philosophical thought throughout history.


Falvey Library Catalog
Search or browse Falvey’s collection of books.

WorldCat (OCLC)
WorldCat is a catalog of library collections worldwide. WorldCat highlights publications available at Villanova University. Other items can be requested via an inter-library loan request form.
WorldCat Step-by-Step is a self-paced interactive tutorial for students new to this resource.

E-ZBorrow and Interlibrary Loan
Get books from other libraries.

Scholarly Journal Articles

Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
Provides indexing of more than 2,300 academic historical journals in over 40 languages back to 1955 as well as book reviews and dissertations.

America: History and Life (EBSCO)
A complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present.

A searchable and browsable archive of full-text core journals and books in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics.

ATLA Religion Database (EBSCO)
A gateway to articles in scholarly journals, book chapters, and book reviews in the field of theology.

Rambi: The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies
Indexes journal articles in the various fields of Jewish studies.

Newspapers and Magazines

Historical New York Times: 1851- (ProQuest)
Complete archive from 1851 to the present with the exception of the most recent two years.

Washington Post Historical: 1877- (ProQuest)
Complete archive from 1877 to 1996.

Archives of the leading journals of opinion, including Harpers Magazine, The New Republic, The Nation, Commentary, NACLA, Commonweal, American Spectator, National Review and The New York Review of Books.

Lexis Nexis Academic
Provides full-text access to a wide range of  current news (national, international, regional, business, legal, and foreign language).

Evaluating Web Sites

Evaluating Internet Information
(Johns Hopkins University Library)

Evaluating Sources of Information
(James Madison University Library)

Citing Your Sources

Chicago Manual of Style Online
The 17th edition of the Manual is the most current. The online version includes a Citation Quick Guide. Access to the 16th edition is also available.

Schedule an Appointment with Jutta

jseibert Jutta Seibert
Director of Academic Integration
Falvey Library, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova , PA , 19085
Room 228

Jutta Seibert is the subject librarian for History and is available for research consultations, instruction, curricular support & purchase requests.

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