Jewish Studies 300: Humanities in Jewish Society: Ancient & Medieval: Books

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Books may be searched in the Library Catalog by author, title, Library of Congress Subject Heading, or keywords.
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Some Subject Headings to consider are:

Jews
Judaism
Conservative Judaism
Reform Judaism
Israelis
Jewish
Rabbis
Judaism -- United States
Ashkenazim
Hebrew language
Hebrew literature
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
Israel
Sephardim
Yiddish Literature
Yiddish Language
Zionism and Judaism

Potential Keywords of interest may include:

Jews
Jewish Culture
Jewish American
Israel
kabbalah
kosher
holidays
anti-semitism

More Tips for Locating Books on Jewish Studies

- For information about a person:

* Do a Subject search with the last name first (for example: meir, golda)

* Do a Author search on the author's name last name first (for example: Roth, Phillip)

- For books on a country, event or period:

* Do a combined Keyword search (israel AND independence day, for example)

- Do a Keyword search (six days war, for example)

- Do a known Title (diary of anne frank, for example) and click on the Subject headings.

- Do a Subject search (israel--history--chronology, for example).