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Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon

Comprehensive Yiddish-English Dictionary - Online dictionary of Yiddish-English and English-Yiddish (single words only)
Note: To translate from English to Yiddish, select the “TO” button under the search field.

Encyclopaedia Judaica, 1st ed. (Access in Mendel Gottesman Library only. Insert CD. Print versions retained at the libraries.)

Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2nd ed.

Encyclopaedia of Islam (Access in Hedi Steinberg and Mendel Gottesman Libraries only)

Encyclopedia Americana  

Encyclopedia of Bioethics

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics - Authoritative reference work for students and researchers in the fields of Hebrew linguistics, general linguistics, Biblical studies, Hebrew and Jewish literature, and related fields. The Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics requires installing a Unicode Hebrew font. The publisher highly recommends the Unicode font SBL Hebrew

Encyclopedia of Social Work - Continuously updated database of scholarly information on social work policy and practice, biographies of key figures, research to practice tips (such as “A Day in the Life of a Psychotherapist” and “Changes in the DSM-5”), and resources for social workers.

Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception (EBR) - Examines the origins of the Bible;  and documents the history of its reception in various religious movements, as well as in literature and the arts.

Encyclopedia of the Pioneers and Builders of Israel (in Hebrew) - David Tidhar, the first private detective in Israel, covers rare biographical information for approximately 6,000 people.

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia

Grolier's Multimedia Encyclopedia & New Book of Knowledge - (grades 3-12) 

Historical Dictionary of the Hebrew Language (Maagarim)

Historical Dictionary of the Hebrew Language - (Ma'agarim) CD ROM version, installed on two PCs in the Mendel Gottesman Library. (Inquire at desk.) 

Holocaust Encyclopedia (US Holocaust Memorial Museum)

Jewish Encyclopedia (originally published 1901-1906)

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

Milon Morfix - Translations from English to Hebrew and from Hebrew to English. Type English or Hebrew in the search box.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics - This comprehensive and dynamic resource contains the full text of the 8-volume print edition, and is updated at least four times a year.  Articles are authored by leading economics experts, including Nobel Laureates.

OED Online - Oxford English Dictionary

Oxford Music Online - Searches across The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online, and Oxford Companion to Music.

Oxford Reference Online- Language dictionaries, quotation collections, thesauri, and discipline specific works.

Rav Milim Dictionary - (Academy of the Hebrew Language) – English-Hebrew and Hebrew-English definitions. Synonyms, idioms,  phrases, and rhyming words are in Hebrew.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Access in Library only.)

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Talmudic Encyclopedia (Included in Bar Ilan database; access on campus only.)

The YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe - History and culture of Jews in Eastern Europe from the beginnings of their settlement in the region to the present.