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Hebrew & Jewish Studies

A subject guide for the Department of Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Key journals in Hebrew & Jewish Studies

Decorative  Most journals are available electronically. They can be found by searching UCL Explore.

A number of journals are available in print in the Main Library.

Print journals (also referred to as periodicals) usually cannot be borrowed. Recent issues are available in the library while older volumes are kept at STORE and need to be ordered in advance via our Stores service.

The Union List of Digitized Jewish Historic Newspapers, Periodicals and e-Journals provides links to digital content (some require a subscription – check Explore to see if we have access).

Types of periodical publications

Used to disseminate scholarly information that relates to a particular academic discipline. They are aimed at researchers and are often peer-reviewed, which means that articles are evaluated by experts in the field before publication to ensure the information in them is accurate and well presented. An example of an academic journal is the Journal of Jewish Studies.

Generally printed on glossy paper (but can also be available online), they are aimed at a more general audience than academic journals and can include opinions and news items too. An example of a magazine is the Jewish Quarterly.  

Published on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, the focus of these is on news items. An example of a newspaper is the Jewish Chronicle

Finding the full text

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If you're using one of our databases to find journal articles, you might not be able to read the article within the database itself. If you see the Findit@UCL icon, click on it to link to the full text

Sometimes you will see a link to the publisher's site. Unless the article is open access, you might find that you can't reach the full text.

Clicking on the Findit@UCL link instead will link you to the full text via UCL's subscription access, if available.

If you're using Google Scholar you can set up the Library Links feature so that it will display a findit@UCL link to help show you which articles are available via UCL subscriptions. 

Can't find full-text?

UCL has an amazing collection of electronic resources, but no library can have full-text access to everything. If you identify a piece of information that would be beneficial to your research, the library will try and source a copy for you via the Inter Library Loans service.You can make a request by logging into UCL Explore and then clicking on the three dots 'show more' menu to access the Inter Library Loan Request form. 


The Library subscribes to these Jewish newspapers:

Historical Jewish Press is an online collection of Jewish newspapers published in various countries, languages, and time periods.

List of online Israeli newspapers in Hebrew, English and other languages.

The Library provides online access to many historic and current newspapers from around the world. You can access them by: