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REL219: Jewish Traditions: Search Tips

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Search strategy


KEYWORD + “Jewish women”


Potential keyword categories

Personal interests: film, sports, literature, activist...

Time period: Talmudic times, Middle Ages, 18th century...

Location: Israel, Europe, California...

Profession: lawyer, scholar, rabbi...

Political movements: emancipation, socialism, Zionism...

Movements or schools of thought: Reform, mysticism, Kabbalah...

Using synonyms is also important. Not returning results for "literature"? Try "author," "character" or "novel" and see if that changes your results. 


Remember: The key is to look for notable Jewish women and connect their work to Judaism. You are not looking women who happen to be Jewish. 

Smart use of a Wikipedia and other encyclopedias

When using Wikipedia and other encyclopedia, look at the references or bibliography to find sources for your project. 

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Rebecca Seipp
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MSIS, Information Science
The University of Texas at Austin
BA, History
Southwestern University