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Hebrew Language and Literature

This guide provides resources to learn Hebrew and find scholarly information on Hebrew literature.

Evaluating Web sites

It's important to be critical when using websites. Make sure the information is reliable and it comes fom a credible source. The website below will show you how to evaluate a website.

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask
(From UC Berkeley)
This web site will show you how to evaluate a web site.

Questions to consider:

  • What can the URL tell you?
  • Who wrote the page?
  • When was the page last updated?
  • What are authors' credentials?
  • Are sources documented with footnotes?
  • Does it link from other pages?

Is it good or is it CRAAP? Use this simple acronym (Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose) and guide for help evaluating sources, no matter where you find them.


Web Resources

Bibliography of the Hebrew Book, 1470-1960  Searchable database of books published in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino.

Dead Sea Scrolls Ancient manuscripts of the Bible discovered between 1949 and 1956, they date from the third century BCE to the first century CE.

Jewish Language Research Provides introduction to Jewish languages for the general public and is a major resource for the field of Jewish linguistics.

JNUL Digitized Book Repository  Digitized Jewish books from 15th century incunabula to early 20th century works.