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Jewish Studies: Introduction


Welcome to the research guide for Jewish Studies.

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The term Jew is Hebrew from the word Yehudi meaning "from the Tribe of Judah"


Jewish Studies Research Guide

Jewish Studies is an interdisciplinary field covering the history and culture of Jewish people throughout the world. Jewish people have made contributions to every conceivable field of endeavor, ranging from the liberal and fine arts to communications and journalism, from education and science to business and public affairs.

UNT offers a program in Jewish and Israel Studies.

This guide provides directions to locate resources related to Jewish Studies. Because of the wide range of fields in which Jewish people have a role, research in Jewish Studies will be most effective when combined with terms for other topics. For example, searching "Jewish history" or "Jewish science" will discover library materials that are targeted to a more specific range of materials.

Tips for using this guide:

The Articles tab provides a tool to search the subscription databases of newspapers, current awareness publications, journals and scholarly research resources.

The Books tab provides a search interface for finding books, audiovisual media, maps, music scores, dissertations and other physical items owned by the Libraries.

Reference Sources lists general works like encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, biographies, general histories, chronologies, and atlases.

The Websites tab lists freely available sources on the Internet for topics relevant to Jewish Studies.

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