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News & Media
Biographical Information
Museums Worldwide
Search Engines
Facts & Statistics
Acronyms & Abbreviations
Israel & Judaism
Middle Eastern Studies
Literary Texts & Quotations
Citation Manuals
Women's Studies
Meetings and Proceedings
Libraries and Archives Worldwide

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Biographical Information
General database containing about 25.000 historical and contemporary personalities.

The biographical dictionary
Alternative database for The articles are less detailed.



Ynet אנציקלופדיה

Columbia Encyclopedia
The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th edition, 2000.

Elektronnaia evreiskaia Entsiklopedia

Encyclopaedia Britannica
The complete Encyclopaedia Britannica online.

Encyclopaedia Judaica (Online edition)
Electronic version of the 2nd print edition, including yearly additions published in 1982 and 1992. In addition, contains updates about the State of Israel (until 1996), the peace process, world Jewish communities and personalities.

Encyclopaedia Judaica
Digital edition (available on Reference Room computers only).

Encyclopaedia of Philosophy
Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy.

Encyclopaedia of the Orient
Encyclopaedia of the Orient covers all Middle East countries and is constantly growing.

Holocaust Encyclopedia
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences
Hebrew University computers only.

Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia
Over 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations on a wide range of Jewish women through the centuries.

Magyar Zsidó Lexikon
Hungarian Jewish encyclopedia, published in 1929 – source of information for biographies, communities, organizations and periodicals.

Microsoft Encarta
A concise online edition of the multimedia CD-ROM encyclopaedia "Microsoft Encarta".

YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
Provides the most complete picture of the history and culture of the Jews in Eastern Europe.

Encyclopedia of Jews in the Islamic World
The Encyclopedia covers an area of Jewish history, religion and culture. It covers all five volumes of the print edition and includes 2000 illustrations and fills the gap in academic reference literature on the Jews of Muslim lands particularly in the late medieval, early modern and modern periods.



The American Heritage dictionary of the English language
Arab Hebrew dictionary
Classical Arabic dictionaries
Dictionary of the Targumim, the Talmud Babli and Yerushalmi, and the Midrashic Literature by Marcus Jastrow
Hebrew idioms – ניבונכון עברי
Hebrew technical and professional terms- with English and Latin equivalents, Academy of the Hebrew Language
Language dictionaries
Morfix Dictionary Hebrew-English, English-Hebrew dictionary.
Onelook Dictionaries
Oxford English Dictionary - limited to Hebrew University computers.
Yahoo!'s sorted list of dictionaries

Museums Worldwide

Museums around the World


News & Media


Haaretz – English Edition

Haaretz – Hebrew Edition

Jerusalem Post – English Edition

Washington Post

USA Today

The Observer & The Guardian

Le Monde – French Edition

El Pais – Spanish Edition

Pravda – Russian Edition

Izvestia – Russian Edition

Time Magazine


National Geographic




Facts & Statistics

Atlapedia Online

Central Bureau of Statistics, Israel (הלשכה המרכזית לסטטיסטיקה) – links to National and International Statistical bureaus, organizations and institutes

CIA World Factbook

Commonwealth Yearbook

Constitution Finder


Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names

Information Please

International Flags

NationMaster – resource for country statistics on all topics. Includes over 7,000 historical and current maps.

OECD – online library of statistical databases, books and periodicals

UNdata – provides global statistics found in 15 databases and 55 million records, from different UN agencies.

University of Michigan – Statistical Resources on the Web

UN – Infonation  


Acronyms & Abbreviations

Acronyma – acronym finder in seven languages.



Israel & Judaism

Academic Guide to Jewish History: Major Print and Internet Scholarly Resources.

Bezeq The Israeli telephone directory.

Collection of Sites for the 17th Knesset Elections 2006

Facts about Israel Website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Israel – Central Bureau of Statistics, (הלשכה המרכזית לסטטיסטיקה)

The Israel Museum

The Jewish Encyclopedia 1901-1906

Jewish History Resource Center (Dinur Center)

Jewish Virtual Library

JewishGen Databases for Jewish genealogical research.

Jewish Music Resources on the Internet  A-Z – a miscellany.

The Knesset – The Parliament of Israel

Maven – The Jewish Portal Regularly updated www-index dealing with Jewish topics and contents.

Museums in Israel

Selection of sites dealing with the Israeli-Arab conflict – Israeli Internet sites.

Snunit Israeli information system for education and teaching, in Hebrew.

The State of Israel Government Gate

Web Sites for Jewish Studies Links to Jewish Web Sites – Princeton University Library.

Yad Vashem


Middle Eastern Studies

The Dayan Center Bibliographical Database – articles, pamphlets and occasional publications on the Middle East published in English, French and Arabic.

The Encyclopedia of the ORIENT covers peoples, cultures, and languages that are related to the Arab world and the Middle East in general.

History in the news: Middle East history, society, and cultural resources

Links for Near Eastern Studies (Cornell University, Department of Near Eastern Studies)

Middle East Studies Internet Resources

Selection of sites dealing with the Israeli-Arab conflict – Israeli Internet sites.

Travelers in the Middle East Archive – a digital archive that focuses on Western interactions with the Middle East, particularly travels to Egypt during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Literary Texts & Quotations

Cambridge History
The Cambridge History of English and American Literature.

Electronic Text Center (University of Viriginia)
The Electronic Text Center's holdings include approximately 45,000 on- and off-line humanities texts in twelve languages, with more than 50,000 related images (book illustrations, covers, manuscripts, newspaper pages, page images of Special Collections books, museum objects, etc.)

Familiar Quotations
A Collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature.

Famous Quotes & Authors
Famous quotations for all occasions

Classical French literature offered by the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.

The Online Books Page (University of Pennsylvania)
This website offers electronic books, especially literature and history. You can find a fast growing database of electronic texts, links to projects dealing with digitalizing all kinds of material. Listing over 30,000 free books on the Web.

Project Gutenberg
A big collection of classical literature of  the most famous writers. Most of the texts are in English translation.

Great books online.

The Quotations Page
A large site devoted to quotations from famous people and literature. Over 10,000 quotations are available for searching and browsing.

The Universal Digital Library
Significant literary, artistic, and scientific works of mankind, digitally preserved and freely available.

World Digital Library
Primary materials from countries and cultures around the world.


Open J-Gate
Open Access Journals
Find information about all kinds of periodicals and their publishers.

Database where you can find world wide periodicals with bibliographical details, including location in German libraries.


DissertationsOnline is a vendor of e-theses, but you can search the database and read abstracts for free.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations
This site links you to several international university databases and also commercial vendors of e-theses.

Citation Manuals

Citing Sources


The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing
Citations and academic writing manual.


The Internet Movie Database

Women's Studies

Discovering American Women's History Online
This database provides access to digital collections of primary sources that document the history of women in the United States
Jewish Women: A Comprehensive Historical Encyclopedia
Over 1,700 biographies, 300 thematic essays, and 1,400 photographs and illustrations on a wide range of Jewish women through the centuries
Other women's voices
Translations of women's writing before 1700
The WomanStats Project
The most comprehensive compilation of information on the status of women in the world
Women's Studies in Digital Archives
Primary source materials for women's studies within digital archives

Meetings and Proceedings


Libraries and Archives Worldwide

The European Library

International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

Jewish libraries and catalogues world wide

List of National libraries in the world

List of Libraries in the world, sorted by categories

List of Libraries in the world, sorted by regions (Libweb)

UNESCO Archives Portal

Latest update June 2010