Collections and resources at the Leopold Muller Library

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Collections

The Leopold Muller Memorial Library has grown to become a unique repository of over 90,000 academic books, 1,000 periodical titles, and a rich assemblage of close to 900,000 rare archival items. 

Founded around a single collection in the 1970s, the library expanded under the care of several generations of librarians and thanks to the dedication of its supporters. It is currently home to over 13 distinct book collections and 8 archives of historic significance. This rare assemblage is mostly Anglo-Jewish and European Jewish in focus and tells the story of Jewish life and scholarship in the last four hundred years. Learn more about our special collections.

Journals

You will find most of our physical journal holdings on SOLO. However, some of our Hebrew and Yiddish journals and periodicals that we stopped subscribing to before 2014 are not yet searchable there. Issue desk staff can check our holdings and order material for you, just get in touch.

For your reference, you can view a complete list of our holdings (Excel). To order, contact the library desk

 

AJS review
The Annual of the American School of Oriental Research in Jerusalem
The Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research
American Jewish history
Apocrypha
Aramaic studies
Arabic and Middle Eastern literatures
Archives juives
Biblica
The Biblical archaeologist
Biblical interpretation
Biblical research
Biblical theology bulletin
The Biblical world
Bulletin – British Society for Middle Eastern Studies
The Cleveland Jewish news
Conservative Judaism
Contemporary Jewry
Dead Sea discoveries
European Judaism
Hebraica
Hebrew Union College annual
Holocaust
Holocaust and genocide studies
Holy Land studies
Israel affairs
Israel studies
Jewish bible quarterly Dor le Dor
The Jewish quarterly review
Jewish culture and history
Jewish political studies review
Jewish social studies
Jewish Studies Quarterly
Journal for the study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman period
Journal for the study of the historical Jesus
Journal for the Study of the New Testament
Journal for the study of the Old Testament
Journal for the study of the Pseudepigrapha
Journal of Israeli history
Journal of Jewish education
The Journal of Jewish studies
Journal of Jewish thought & philosophy
Journal of modern Jewish studies
Judaism
Kwartalnik Historii Zydow
Middle East critique
The Middle East journal
Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication
Middle East report
Midstream
Modern Judaism
New Testament studies
The New York Jewish week
Newsletter for Targumic & cognate studies
The Old & New Testament student
Old Testament abstracts
Old Testament essays
The Old Testament student
Palestine Exploration Quarterly
The review of rabbinic Judaism
Revue des études juives
Shofar
Soviet Jewish affairs
Studies in Zionism
Studies in Christian-Jewish relations
Tel Aviv
Women in Judaism
Zaglada Zydów
Zeszyty Majdanka
Zutot: Perspectives on Jewish Culture

Recommend a resource

If there is a resource you cannot find in the catalogue that you think we should have, please suggest it for purchase. We will consider every request and let you know whether we decide to purchase.

Resources

Databases A-Z: Jewish Studies

Browse a list of the databases for Jewish Studies offered by the Bodleian Libraries. You will need your Single Sign On (SSO) to access some resources. 

ULI  

Use the Israel Union List to search all academic library catalogues in Israel.

RAMBI

Largest index of articles for all fields of Jewish studies, 1966 - present.

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book

This resource seeks to collate bibliographic information for all Jewish books in all Jewish languages from the invention of print (ca. 1460) to 1960. As of late 2019, it contains 115,000 bibliographic records and more than 15,000 biographies.

Jewish Press

This ‘union list of digitized Jewish historic newspapers, periodicals and e-journals' is an alphabetic list of all periodicals that are available in full-text. It combines all titles from Compact Memory, the Hathi Trust, JSTOR, JPress and many other providers, linked through to the individual periodical.

Index to Yiddish Periodicals

Explore around 250,000 articles and other pieces from Yiddish periodicals.

Oxford Bibliographies Online

Annotated bibliographies and short introductory essays to many Jewish Studies subject areas and to important individuals.

Encyclopedia of Jewish Women

Finding that only a shocking 3% of words in the EJ were devoted to women, Moshe Shalvi compiled this encyclopaedia of Jewish women as a corrective. It is now online for free.

YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe

The complete text of the 2008 print edition is now online for free on this visually appealing website. A wide ranging exploration of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, written by leading scholars.

Hebrew Lexicon

Compiled by Yossi Galron-Goldschläger, this lexicon contains more than 3,400 entries for Hebrew language authors. For each author you will find a short biography, a bibliography of their works, translations of their works and works written about them.

JewishGen

There are in excess of 30 million records in this free database. Unique resources include (partly) translated Yizkor books and a huge community to share findings and enquiries with.

International Collection of Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts

Largest catalogue of freely available digitized manuscripts with links to full texts, maintained by the National Library of Israel. As of 2019 there are more than 4000 linked records.

Hebrew Manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries

Search Hebrew and Judaica manuscripts held by the Bodleian Libraries.   

Digital Yiddish Library

More than 11,000 complete Yiddish books are now available to view and download for free. This wonderful resource is a child of the Yiddish Book Center. Also worth checking out are there audio book collection and their oral histories.

Jiddische Drucke

This page contains the digitised holdings of the most valuable Yiddish prints held by the Frankfurt on the Main library, which was once the most important Judaica library in Europe. Worth exploring!

The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

This beautifully designed website contains five very important scrolls held by the Israel Museum.

Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library

Another great resource, containing more than 5,000 scrolls fragments.