I am very pleased to announce that we have recently purchased some very important electronic collections for Jewish Studies research at Columbia. Two collections of journal archives, including many Hebrew journals in the fields of art, Bible, history, folklore, philosophy, and many other topics, are now available through JSTOR via the Jewish Studies Collection and the Hebrew Journals Collection (click links for full title lists and coverage dates)
Additionally, Columbia users will now also have digital access to two important new Jewish language dictionaries; The Otsar ha-lashon ha-Spanyolit (Ladino) le-doroteha : milon maḳif hisṭori (Treasury of Ladino Language and Historical Dictionary) and the digital version of the Yidish ṿerṭerbukh, which recently won the Association of Jewish Libraries’ Judaica Reference Award.
Starting 1/1/2011, JSTOR will provide access to the complete runs of 174 journals as part of their new Current Scholarship program. In a first for JSTOR, these journals will not have a "moving wall," and JSTOR will provide access up to the current issue. Major presses taking part in this project include Indiana University Press, University of California Press, and University of Chicago Press. This project includes the following Jewish Studies journals (all from Indiana University Press): Aleph: Historical Studies in Science and Judaism Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal Israel Studies Jewish Social Studies: History, Culture, and Society Nashim: A Journal of Jewish Women’s Studies & Gender Issues Prooftexts: A Journal of Jewish Literary History For more information, see here: http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/libraries/current-scholarship-program Please note that this only applies to the titles mentioned. To access current issues of titles not described here, you must use other databases, such as Project Muse or EBSCO, which provide full-text access to current journals.