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Jewish Studies: Finding Books

Providing an overview of resources on Jewish Studies locally and within Fordham University Libraries.

Classic Library Catalog & OneSearch Video Tutorials

► The Classic Library Catalog search is the most efficient way to find books (print & electronic) that Fordham definitively owns. 

 Looking for ebooks only? Select the "Online Resources" option under the library dropdown limiter before your press Search in the catalog:

Shows Online Resources Limiter from Catalog Search Page


► OneSearch aggregates books Fordham owns plus some articles from databases. It also includes bibliographic records for content that Fordham does not own.

Request Book Chapters, Print Articles & Interlibrary Loan

Search by Book Series

Search by series in the library catalog to see which volumes Fordham owns in a particular series:

sample search in series field

WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch

Find items outside of Fordham with WorldCat / OCLC FirstSearch, a platform searching across the largest network of library collections around the world.

Search for Books in Fordham Special Collections

  • If you know the Judaica Collection or the Rosenblatt Holocaust Collection holds a specific book, you can search for it by title or author in the Library Catalog.

  • To browse the items in the Judaica Collection, type SPEC COLL JUDAICA in the top box asking for a call number.


  • In the row below asking for a library option, select Rose Hill--Walsh Library from the drop down menu.
  • Press Search. This will show you items in the collection that you can scroll through.
  • To advance forward or backward as you browse the collection, look for the FORWARD and BACKWARD options at the top or bottom of the page.

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