Judaeo-Christian Studies: Recently Acquired Resources

The library has made a significant investment in new resources in in the area of Judaeo-Christian studies.   These databases and encyclopedias were acquired to support of the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies’ Master of Arts in Jewish-Christian Studies program, as well as the University’s broad religious studies mission and tradition, including Catholic Studies, Religious Studies and Theology.

The Library is grateful for the support of both the Institute of Judaeo-Christian Studies, and the Foundation for Judaeo-Christian Studies that supervises the gift of Ms. H. Suzanne Jobert.  The Sharp-Jobert fund for books remembers Father James Sharp, an SHU reference librarian, and Ms. Jobert.

Recent acquisitions include:

Digital Library of Classic Protestant Texts

Extensive range of seminal works from the Reformation and post-Reformation eras.

Encyclopaedia of Judaica

Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel.

Encyclopedia of Arab-Israeli Conflict

Presents a comprehensive look at the myriad aspects of the continuing clash between Arabs and Israelis.

Jewish Life in America, c1654-1954

Excellent resource for all those interested in understanding and exploring the history of Jewish communities in America from their first arrival in New York in 1654 to the integral part that they play today.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Religion

The religion area of OHO provides new essays on critical topics and emerging issues in the study of religion, complementing hundreds of essays on Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and cross-cultural thematic studies that are part of the rich trove of Oxford Handbooks in religion.

Oxford Islamic Studies Center

Oxford Islamic Studies Online features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture.

More detail regarding the Walsh Library’s resources in these areas can be found in the Judaeo-Christian Studies research guide.

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Join us for UN World Statistics Day on October 20th

Supercharge your research skills at the United Nation’s World Statistics Day.  We are having an interactive program at Walsh Library’s 2nd Floor on Tuesday, October 20th, from 4:30-6:30 p.m.  See data visualization demonstrations from SHU Faculty across disciplines.  The program will feature informal discussions with the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, the Department of Mathematics, the Department of Psychology and the Department of Political Science and Public Affairs.   Hope you can join us!

Exciting New Database: GREENR

The University Libraries are pleased to announce a new database.   Global Reference on the Environment, Energy & Natural Resources (GREENR) is now available.

GREENR focuses on the study of sustainability and the environment. Both interactive and current, GREENR allows users to navigate issue, organization and country portals. A one-stop site, this resource provides news, background information, video, unique commentaries, primary source documents and statistics in highly accessible, visually appealing research areas, covering relevant categories including energy systems, healthcare, food, climate change, population, economic development. One of the things that makes GREENR so user-friendly, is it does not look like the typical database product. This e-source also offers interactive maps and contextual multimedia, customizable journals and news, refereed case studies.