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The Bible, Literature and Literary Criticism

his guide points to resources which treat the Bible as literature.

Background information

  • Bibliography is a systematic list of books, journal articles and other materials on a specific topic.  They are extremely helpful in doing research on a particular topic. 
  • To find additional bibliographies in your subject area, search the Subject Word/s field in the Catalog for "jew* AND history AND bibliography," or substitute the name of your sub-discipline (for example, talmud, bible, etc.) for "jew* AND history".
  • In addition, always look at the bibliographies of the books and articles that you are reading for your topic.  Not only will you find additional sources for your paper, but often you will also be able to make a determination wether a particular book or article is important for your topic.  Just think, if a source is cited by multiple authors, you should probably include it in your own research as well. 

Coverage of General Reference Sources

Literary Approaches