Online Databases


This list in under construction.  Check back for changes.  This list will include databases that are freely accessible on the web.  Go to the library database portal for subscription databases at Hebrew College Library Research Databases by Subscription

To search for articles by subject

Search first by subject in an online index to periodical literature such as the databases RAMBI —The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies; the Index to Jewish PeriodicalsERIC , or the ATLAS Religion Database.The library does not subscribe to all of the journals indexed in these databases. You may use the following databases for simultaneous searches in hundreds of journals:

How to find out if the library subscribes to a particular journal

The Library provides hundreds of Hebrew and English journals in print, and thousands of journals electronically.  Search for a journal title in Ebsco’s Publication Finder or search the full text of journals and e-books in the EbscoHost database portal. Search for a journal title in Ebsco’s Publication Finder to learn whether the College has electronic or hard copy access to a journal, and where to find the article in full text, if available. Many titles will link directly to the journal's home page, where you can then search by title, author, subject, or issue to find full-text articles. Please note that not all issues of a journal may be online, and some may not be in full text. If the article you want is not available, please request it through interlibrary loan.Full text access to online journal articles and Ebsco e-books is available through the EbscoHost database portal.

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Browse these free databases:  Bible study resources, including resources for studying the weekly Torah portion.  Sources include traditional biblical commentaries from The Rabbinic Bible – Mikraot Gedolot.  Tools include an online bible concordance and the Brown Driver Briggs (B.D.B.) Biblical dictionary. Mikraot Gedolot

Compact Memory—Internetarchiv jüdischer Periodika (in German)

Compact Memory offers searchable digitalized versions of dozens of German-Jewish journals and newspapers from the 18th through 20th centuries.

Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive

The Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive offers thousands of fully searchable tracks of Jewish music and humor, including cantorial, Yiddish, Ladino, Israeli and Hasidic performances and radio broadcasts. Hebrew College's extensive LP collection has also been digitized and included in the Archive. (QuickTime music player must be installed)

  • Off-campus access is available: To access the Dartmouth Jewish Sound Archive from off-campus, go to the archive website and register on the top right of the page.


The Directory of Open Access Journals includes many full-text, quality-controlled scholarly journals. There are more than 600 journals included in the directory which cover the areas of religion, philosophy, social sciences, gender studies, education, anthropology and more.



A database of articles, books and documents on a broad range of education-related issues, published by Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), a federally funded national information system.


This website concentrates on the works of North American rabbis (in Hebrew, Yiddish, and English), but now contains thousands of older works. About 40,000 out-of-print books and journals may be downloaded as PDF images. Published by the Society for the Preservation of Hebrew Books, focused on preserving all Torah seforim ever printed.


IngentaConnect is a comprehensive collection of academic and professional publications, primarily in the hard and soft sciences. IngentaConnect offers nearly 30,000 article citations and summaries. Articles are also available for purchase on a pay-per-view basis or may be requested free of charge via Interlibrary Loan.

The 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia was originally published between 1901–1906. This online version contains more than 15,000 unedited articles and illustrations from the original encyclopedia. Since the original work was completed almost 100 years ago, it does not cover a significant portion of modern Jewish history (e.g., the creation of Israel, the Holocaust, etc.).

Jiddischer Drucke (Yiddish Prints)

This "Yiddish Prints" Collection of the Frankfurt University Library contains about 800 Yiddish books of all kinds, some of which are extremely rare books or unique editions. The texts were printed in Hebrew letters in Western, Central and Eastern Europe between the middle of the 16th century and the beginning of the 20th century.


Mechon Mamre: Online Resources for Learning Torah

This online database offers free access to the texts of Torah, Nevi'im, Ketuvim (in Hebrew, Aramaic, English and parallel Hebrew and English); Rambam's Mishneh Torah (in Hebrew); Mishnah, Tosefta, Talmud Yerushalmi, and Talmud Bavli (in Hebrew). For Tanakh verses with links to relevant references in the Rabbinical literature (in Hebrew), go to Sifrut HaKodesh.

Check here for Israeli newspapers including Ha'Aretz, Jerusalem Post, Ye'diot Achronot, Ma'ariv and more. Find current information on Israeli politics, events, business and entertainment in English, Hebrew and Russian.




RAMBI—The Index of Articles on Jewish Studies—is a selective bibliography of articles in the various fields of Jewish studies and in the study of Eretz Israel. Material listed in Rambi is compiled from thousands of periodicals and from collections of articles—in English, Hebrew, Yiddish and European languages—mainly from the holdings of the Jewish National and University Library in Israel. To search, select Rambi Web.




Israel's main learning and teaching resource for children, parents, educators and schools, provided by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (in Hebrew), Snunit offers access to various databases and journals, portals and websites, lesson plans and teaching materials, teachers' and students' chat rooms. It includes a subject navigator and full-text searches.

Snunit - MikraNet (Hebrew) Tanakh (accessible by perek), Mishnah (by masechet), Tosefta (by masechet), Yerushalmi & Bavli (by daf and amud), Midrash Tanhuma, and Mishneh Torah (by sefer and perek)

Soncino Talmud Online

The complete Soncino English translation of the Talmud.

Steinsaltz Koren English Talmud - The William Davidson Talmud, a free digital edition of the Babylonian Talmud with the English and Modern Hebrew translation by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, interlinked to major commentaries, biblical citations, Midrash, Kabbalah, Halakhah, and an ever-growing library of Jewish texts. Texts are being added on the Daf-Yomi schedule.