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Jewish and Israel Studies

Background information

These encyclopedias and dictionaries are good places to begin your research.  They provide excellent background information on hundreds of topics related to Jewish Studies, including short biographies of people, and descriptions of places and concepts.

Below this box you will find selections of encyclopedias arranged by several main topics, which are central to the Jewish and Israel studies at the University of Maryland.:

  • comprehensive
  • history
  • literature
  • religion

These items are selections. To find more dictionaries and encyclopedias on your topic please use the Catalog.

Comprehensive encyclopedias

History

Literature

Bible/Religion

The following items are selections. To find more dictionaries and encyclopedias on your topic please use the Catalog.