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Starting Your Research in the Ancient Near East, Semitics and Judaica Collection in the Library

  • How do I find books and journals?

    Search the SOAS Library catalogue. This will find print and electronic books and print journals. Widen your search to include other research libraries in the UK and Ireland by using Copac.

  • How do I find journal articles?

    If you know the article you are looking for search the Library catalogue and/or eJournal and eBook Finder for the title of the journal.

    • If you want to find what articles have been written on a certain subject then start with EBSCO Discovery searching tool and then move on to more subject-specific databases (use the pull down menus).
    • For regional bibliographies / indexes, please consult the appropriate regional subject guide.
  • How do I find multimedia resources?

    In the Library you can search by classmark for DVDs and CDs

  • How do I find newspapers?
  • SOAS Research Online

    SOAS Research Online - Open access e-print repository of academic publications (articles, book chapters, theses etc.) by SOAS staff and students. 

  • What if SOAS Library does not hold what I need?
    • Try other libraries. 
    • Try e-book collections
    • Use the Inter-Library loans service to request books from other Libraries
      • See for further details
  • Research Networks
  • I’d like further training. Who do I ask?
    • Check the Library Events pages for upcoming training sessions.

    • Contact the Subject Librarian for Ancient Near East, Semitics & Judaica