The INDEX is a practical and concise reference tool for study of current Jewish topics that appear in periodicals published in the United States, Canada, England, Israel, South Africa, and Australia.
Arranged by author and subject, the INDEX is the only English language publication of its kind, intended for students of Jewish thought and others interested in contemporary Jewish and Middle Eastern affairs. It is published annually in book form, on CD, and semi-annually online through EbscoHost.
Locations and links to web sites for all periodical publishers are given, enabling the user to obtain copies of articles and other entries. The INDEX is produced and published by a staff with extensive training and experience in library science and Jewish studies. All entries are carefully validated.
WHAT CAN YOU FIND IN THE INDEX?
Up-to date citations for articles, book reviews, poems, and letters, found in 200+ periodicals of Jewish interest. Titles are not commonly found in other journal indexes. The Index uses a logically organized framework that gives access to both current and enduring topics:
Coverage includes Jewish life in the United States and around the world, and comes from English language publications in the U. S., United Kingdom, Israel, Australia, South Africa, and Canada.
CONTEMPORARY JEWISH ISSUES
Jewish Life in the United States and the Diaspora
Demography, gender issues, and population shifts
ISRAEL AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Israeli-Arab Conflict and the Peace Process
Israeli Life: Social and Religious Issues
Israeli Culture, Art, and Education
Foreign Affairs and Middle East Politics
LITERATURE AND CULTURE
Ancient Israel and the Mediterranean
Middle East Archaeology
Jewish History through the Ages
The Bible – Old and New Testaments
Judaism, Islam, and Christianity
HOW EASY IS IT TO MAKE A SEARCH?
Searches can be made easily by inexperienced library users, using search instructions displayed right on the search screen.
Search results are displayed within a few seconds after start of search.
Reports of search results can be sorted alphabetically by author, keyword, journal, or other criteria selected by the user.
The Index is also available online through EbscoHost.
WHO USES THE INDEX?
Subscribers to the INDEX include college and university reference libraries, religious congregations, public libraries, community schools, theological seminaries, publishers and editors, and other religious organizations.