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    • Baltimore Hebrew Institute Collection at Towson University
    • “To preserve, generate, transmit and apply knowledge of Judaism
      through the teaching of its culture and civilization within the context of world civilization.”
      --BHU mission statement
       “To serve the institution, support the curriculum, and provide resources to scholars and members of the public.”
      --BHU library mission statement
      Scope of the collection
      • Size
      80,000 items
      • Formats
      Books
      Periodicals
      DVDs
      Videocassettes
      Cassettes
      Microforms
      CD-ROMs
      E-resources
      • Languages
      English
      Hebrew
      Yiddish
      Russian, Spanish, German, French
      Description
    • Contents
      Bible and Religion
      Rabbinics
      Jewish History
      Archaeology
      Jewish Philosophy
      Political Science
      Israel and the Middle East
      Sociology
      Jewish Education
      Language and Literature
      Fine Arts
      Genealogy
      Liturgy
      Juvenile books
      • Holocaust Survivor Testimonies Video Archives
      • Jewish Cultural Reconstruction Collection
      • Memorial books (Yizkor books)
      • Rare Book Collection
      Special collections
      • Size
      • Scope
      • Emphasis
      • Languages
      • Imprints
      Rare book collection
    •  
      • Reference – beginning of stacks on 2nd floor
      • Books - 2nd floor stacks
      • Periodicals – 2nd floor stacks 
      • Current periodicals – Periodicals reading room
      • Media – Media Resource Services
      • Rare books - Archives
      • Juvenile collection- 2nd floor
      Where has it all gone?
    • Areas that will be affected:
      • Circulation
      • Technical Services
      • Reference
      • Archives
      What does it mean to the library staff?
      • New locations for shelving
      • New collection identified by spine labels
      • New borrowers
      • Increase in number and type of ILL requests
      Circulation
      • Ordering
      • Cataloging
      • Processing
      Technical Services
      • New students
      • New programs
      • New faculty
      • New subject specialties
      • New language
      Reference
      • Databases
      • Other electronic resources
      • Journals
      • Websites
      Research
    • Web Resources
      Reference
      JewishEncycolpedia.com
      Navagating The Bible (World ORT)
      A Page of Talmud (Eliezer Segal)
      Jewish Communities of the World (World Jewish Congress)
      Jewish Virtual Library (American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise)
      Jewish Search Tools
      Jewish.com
      Andrew Tannenbaum's Judaism and Jewish Resources
      MavenSearch: Jewish Web Directory
      Shamash: The Jewish Network
      Jewish Studies
      Academic Jewish Studies Internet Directory
      Index of Electronic Resources for Judaic and Cognate Studies (University of Pennsylvania Library)
      Judaica Libraries/Judaica Resources (Association of Jewish Libraries)
      Middle East and Jewish Studies (Columbia University Libraries)
      Academic Guide to Jewish History (University of Toronto Libraries)
      JewishGen
      Jewish Genealogy Society of Maryland
      Jewish Communal Service
      StaRGate: Gateway to Jewish Communal Resources
      The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore
      The Darrell D. Friedman Institute
      Jewish Education
      JESNA
      Lookstein Virtual Resource Center
      CAJE- Coalition for the Advancement of Jewish Education
      Center for Jewish Education
      Jewish Newspapers
      The Jerusalem Post
      Ha'aretz (Hebrew)
      Ha'aretz Online (English)
      The Forward
      The Baltimore Jewish Times
      • Research databases
      • Subject gateways
      • Research Port
      • Journals
      • E-resources
      Guiding research
      • Cataloging issues
      • Problems involving multi-lingual records
      • Problems resolved with integration of BHU and TU databases
      • Accessibility of records:
      • In process
      BHI collection in the USMAI PAC
    • Advanced Search
      • Languages
      Hebrew
      Yiddish
      • Collections
      Baltimore Hebrew Institute
      Searching the catalog
    • Go to WorldCat
      • Advanced Search page
      • Enter search criteria (title, author, etc.)
      • Scroll down to “Limit availability to: Library Code___”
      • Enter “BHD”
      Locating BHI call numbers
    • If there is no match in WorldCat
      • Delete BHD from limiters
      • Re-run search
      • Use LC number from any retrieved record to search BHI collection
      Locating BHI call numbers
    • Tips
    • Hebrew is different from English.
      Tip #1
    • Hebrew (and Yiddish) reads from right to left
    • Hebrew (and Yiddish) books open from left to right
    • Hebrew-English keyboards exist.
      Tip #2
    • Hebrew-English keyboard
    • Cook Library will have workstations with a Hebrew word processing program.
      Tip #3
    • There are guides to English-Hebrew transliteration.
      Tip #4
    • Hebrew in transliterationhttp://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/roman.html
    • Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
      Last word
    • Baltimore Hebrew Institute Collection at Towson University