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Academic Search Premier

This database base include full text articles from a wide range of fields. View our tips on how how to find resources in the ASP.

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ATLA (American Theological Library Association)

The ATLA database features full text scholarly articles in the areas of Bible, religions, theology. It also includes citations to dissertations and chapters of books.
Here are some tips of effective searching.
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Bar Ilan Responsa Project

More than just Responsa, this project includes the searchable Hebrew texts of the Bible, Talmud, Midrash, and commentaries as well as many other helpful features and tools.
Searching part 1 covers selecting texts, searching for single terms and viewing the results.
Searching part 2 covers combining search terms
and the special features video demonstrates several of the BI tools such as the calendar and Gematria features.
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CCAR Responsa

The Central Conference of American Rabbis has digitized their print collection of Responsa. Here are some hints on searching their site


ERIC is a project of the Institute of Educational Sciences.  Their database contains about 1.5 million records and includes journal articles, reports, and books. Many of the items are full text, and if they aren't, the
libraryis happy to help you find them. They have produced a video tutorial for searching their collection.


JSTOR contains about 70 titles in the Jewish Studies sections with full text coverage from the first issue of most of them. Here are some clues for searching this collection. 

Library Catalog

This catalog is used for all 3 US campuses of HUC. Here are a couple of video's to help you navigate the new library catalog. The first covers
searching and the second covers your patron records, creating lists, and reserves.


This powerful Hebrew-English word processor includes the texts of Bible, Mishna, Talmud and the Ashkenazi and Sephardi siddur. This tutorial will
demonstrate how to use DavkaWriter to make a "Tikun" practice sheet.

Hebrew Keyboard

This tutorial demonstrates how to download a Hebrew keyboard into your Windows computer.

Jewish Studies Portal

This video gives a brief overview of the Library resources that are available from off campus on the Jewish Studies Portal (JSP)