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ATLA Religion Database - From the self-description: an "index to journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion, with coverage from 1949 and retrospective indexing for some journal issues as far back as the nineteenth century. Journals are selected for inclusion according to their scholarly merit and scope." Coverage areas include: Bible, archaeology, antiquities, world religions and religious studies. Has the standard EBSCO search engine, so one can search by author, title, subject, keyword, Biblical reference, and so forth. In some cases you will find links to article pdf's.
BiBIL: Bibliographie Biblique Informatisee de Lausanne - An extensive bibliographical database of references to scholarly articles (in journals and print volumes) on Biblical and post-Biblical subjects. A versatile search engine even allows searches in Hebrew or Greek characters.
Dinur Center for Research in Jewish History: the Jewish History Resource Center - This bibliography provides links to resources on the entirety of Jewish history. For the Second Temple and Talmudic era there are over 400 resources, divided into some 19 subjects. The resources are searchable and browsable by keyword. Many of the resources are themselves valuable bibliographies on specific topics within the above subject (example: Meir Bar-Ilan’s bibliography of ancient mysticism:Hekhalot literature).
Elenchus Bibliographicus Online - Online version of the annual bibliography appearing in “Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses.” Outstanding coverage of a variety of Bible and theology related fields, including: ancient Near-Eastern religions, Gnosticism, books of the Bible, Judaism (sources, history, relations with Christianity). A versatile search engine enables the user to search by (among other criteria): Biblical book, ancient author, Dead Sea scroll, article source, personal names, places of publications, etc.).
Gnomon Online - First-rate Classics bibliographies from the premier bibliographical journal in the field.
H-Net Review - From the self-description: “H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences is an online scholarly review source…Reviews are published online via discussion networks and the H-Net website…reviewers, authors and readers engage in discussions of the reviews online.” There is a flexible search engine to locate links to reviews.
Index to Jewish Periodicals - Coverage seems to include articles published from the 1990’s on, though the print version goes back to 1963. Flexible search terms. Some results linked to online versions of the articles. Many of the articles are from scholarly journals but many are not so care must be taken to investigate the nature of the journal in which a given article was published.
Index Theologicus - From the self-description: "informs with reliable and comprehensive information about published literature from journals and Festschriften in Theology and Religious studies from the entire world. It uses as its base the literature which the Tübingen University Library acquires within the scope of its special collection in Theology and General and Comparative Religious Studies." You may search by author, title, subject or source of the work and also by Biblical book, chapter and verse.
Ioudaios Review - A valuable collection of scholarly reviews in the field of “Early Judaism and Christian origins.” The site provides several indices through which to locate reviews.
Midrash Bibliography - Substantial but somewhat outdated bibliography. Search engine is not in working order at present.
Old Testament Abstracts - Provides abstracts of primarily articles but also books, essays and software. An important feature of the search engine is the ability to search for material by book, chapter and verse of the Bible. The database may also be browsed via a large set of subjects.
RAMBI – Index of Articles on Jewish Studies - Comprehensive database of articles appearing in journals and also as part of books from 1966 to the present. Searches may be performed by subject, author, title or keywords therein or by source of the article. Searches may be limited by language or by range of dates. The sources indexed by RAMBI are often but not always scholarly.
Religious and Theological Abstracts - From the self-description: “Provides objective summaries of articles appearing in scholarly journals in the fields of religion and theology.” The advanced search feature allows for searches by author, title, date-range, scripture citation or journal name.
In-Print Resources Located in the Gottesman Library
Orientalistische Literaturzeitung. From the self-description: It "is the oldest international review of the entire field of Oriental studies. Founded in 1898, the journal widened its profile according to the development of research and takes into consideration all epochs. In articles and reviews recent monographs of the entire field of Oriental studies are critically discussed. The fascicles start with essays on special problems in these fields of research. Thus a comprehensive information is given on the current state of research." Bound volumes are available in the Gottesman Library 5th floor periodical stacks, with recent issues kept behind the reference desk on the 5th floor.
New Testament Abstracts. From the self-description: "an indispensable research and bibliographic aid for scholars, librarians, clergy, and students of the New Testament and its historical milieu. Every year NTA abstracts at least 2,150 articles chosen from more than 500 periodicals in numerous languages. Nearly 850 current books are also summarized annually." The material is divided into periodical and book notices and arranged by subject. Each entry receives a brief summary. Much of interest to the student of Judaism in the 2nd Temple period may be found here, especially under the rubric "NT world."
International Review of Biblical Studies. From the description: "each annual volume includes approximately 2,000 abstracts and summaries of articles and books that deal with the Bible and related literature, including the Dead Sea scrolls,Pseudepigrapha, Non-canonical gospels, and ancient Near Eastern writings." Each entry is provided with a short summary and the entries are arranged by subject. Unfortunately, it was announced that volume 56, covering the years 2009-2010, will be the last published of this excellent, comprehensive and reliable bibliography.
Elenchus of Biblica. Published as part of the periodical "Biblica" between 1920-1967 and separately from 1968, it bore the title "Elenchus Bibliographicus Biblicus" until 1985. It lists books, dissertations, reviews, and articles on the Bible, New Testament, Judaism of the 2nd Temple and later, archaeology and so forth. The arrangement is by subject and there are a number of indices to assist in locating needed material. A notable feature is an arrangement of material in order of the text of the Bible book, which is helpful when one is looking for previous scholarship on a given Biblical passage. The only drawback of this essential publication is its tardiness - it usually lags several years behind the period covered.