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Asher Library Catalog

Catalog of titles held at the Asher Library. Circulation privileges are restricted to Spertus students and members.


A collection of databases which provide article citations, full-text articles, and eBooks.

Feinberg eCollection*

A collection of Jewish Studies databases which give full-text access to scholarly journals and an array of classic Jewish texts.

Ebook Library

Asher Library Catalog

Under Collection to Search select eBooks and search by your field of choice. results can be viewed externally or downloaded under Electronic Location from the individual record result page.

*In the type word or phrase field, entering ebook, selecting collection under field to search, and search all under collection to search all will return all available ebooks.
*many results will be contained in the EBSCOhost database. For instructions on viewing and downloading EBSCOhost results, see below.

Ebook pilot project through the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois includes over 29,000 humanities and social science titles from the following publishers: Bloomsbury Academic; CABI; Diplomica; Edinburgh University Press; Guilford Publications, Inc.; Indiana University Press; Jessica Kingsley Publishers; John Benjamins Publishing Company; McFarland Publishers; McGraw-Hill International UK; Morgan and Claypool Publishers; Princeton University Press; Sage Publications; SAGE Publications, Inc.; University of California Press; University of North Carolina Press; Zed Books, Ltd.

After entering your spertus credentials, click EBSCO eBooks to browse available ebooks.

*You must be a Spertus student to access this resourse.
*Searches will often include results not in the Spertus library, but Spertus Libary results, if any, will be at the top of the list.
*eBooks can be viewed online by any Spertus Student. To download an eBook, you will need to create and/or be signed in to your EBSCOhost account.
*eBooks can be downloaded to your mobile device by using the EBSCO eBooks mobile app. Select Spertus Inst as selected library, and enter your Spertus credentials from within the app.

Additional Resources

Interlibrary Loan
Can't find what you need in our collection? Students, faculty, and members may request an interlibrary loan.

OCLC FirstSearch*
A collection of databases for searching worldwide library holdings, articles, and citations.

A-to-Z eJournal List*
A list of every eJournal available through EBSCOhost. Includes but is not limited to Jewish Studies.

Encyclopaedia Judaica*
An upgraded edition of the classic Jewish resource.

Index of Articles on Jewish Studies from the Jewish National and University Library.

The Sentinel
Digitized issues of the Chicago Jewish weekly (1911-1949) now available on the Historical Jewish Press site.

The Sentinel Presents 100 Years of Chicago Jewry (1948)
Digitized special edition of the Sentinel from 1948 [PDF].

The Chicago Jewish Community Blue Book (1918)
Digitized directory of organizations, their officers and membership, published in 1918 by The Sentinel Publishing Co. [Internet Archive].

This site currently provides access to more than 15,000 seforim, which are searchable by author, title and keyword

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Online Exhibit

Explore a selection of Spertus Institute's
Muriel Yale Collection of Antique Maps
of the Holy Land and the Ottoman
Empire in this online exhibit
Cartography as Art and Science >

Shown above: Palaestina (Terra Sancta)
by Abraham Ortelius from
Epitome Theatre Orteliani, 1601

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