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Databases

SOAS Library provides access to many databases which support research into the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica

SOAS students and staff can cross-search a range of databases relevant to the study of the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica via Primo Central

Below is a list of our major databases available for the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica. Most databases can be accessed by all Library users on-campus. For a full list of our databases please see A-Z databases.

  • Brill Online Reference
    For Encyclopaedia of Judaism
    On-campus
    / Off-campus
  • Cambridge Histories Online
    Includes Cambridge History of Judaism, Cambridge History of Christianity, Cambridge History of the Bible and New History of the Bible, the Cambridge Ancient History and Histories of Philosophy (Jewish, Hellenistic and in Late Antiquity)
    On-campus
    / Off-campus
  • House of Commons Parliamentary Papers
    Access to over 200,000 House of Commons sessional papers from 1715 (relevance to Mandate Period, creation of the modern State of Israel, Jewish issues etc.)
    On-campus
    / Off-campus
  • Oxford Reference
    Access to over 100 Oxford University Press encyclopaedias, dictionaries and other reference works across a wide range of relevant subjects
    On-campus
    / Off-campus
  • Proquest Theses and Dissertations: Humanities and Social Science Collections
    Database of US theses and dissertations dating from 1861 to the present day, with full-text access to most theses added since 1997, plus a growing retrospective full-text coverage
    On-campus
    / Off-campus

Search a wide range of resources (not just Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica) via Primo Central