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Online Resources

Online Resources

Asher Library Catalog

Catalog of titles held at the Asher Library. Circulation privileges are restricted to Spertus students and members.


A collection of databases which provide article citations, full-text articles, and eBooks.

Feinberg eCollection*

A collection of Jewish Studies databases which give full-text access to scholarly journals and an array of classic Jewish texts.


Select films that explore the Jewish experience are available to Spertus students, faculty, and members through Kanopy, an online film streaming service. 

You will be asked to log in the first time you use Kanopy on any device, thereafter you'll only be asked to login again infrequently. The films that are available for you to view are those licensed to Spertus. 

Made possible by a generous gift from Howard Zar for outreach and support for the broader Jewish community

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Looking for an ebook?
Browse a selection of ebooks on Jewish topics and beyond by going to the Asher Library Catalog above and putting ebook in the search box. You will need your Spertus member login to sign into the catalog for immediate access to your selection.

Additional Resources

A free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation.

Encyclopaedia Judaica*
An upgraded edition of the classic Jewish resource.

Index of Articles on Jewish Studies from the Jewish National and University Library.

The Sentinel
Digitized issues of the Chicago Jewish weekly (1911-1949) now available on the Historical Jewish Press site.

The Sentinel Presents 100 Years of Chicago Jewry (1948)
Digitized special edition of the Sentinel from 1948 [PDF].

The Chicago Jewish Community Blue Book (1918)
Digitized directory of organizations, their officers and membership, published in 1918 by The Sentinel Publishing Co. [Internet Archive].

This site currently provides access to more than 15,000 seforim, which are searchable by author, title and keyword

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Chrome is the recommended browser when using the Feinberg eCollection on a PC, particulary for DBS. In fact, we have found that using Chrome is necessary for the DBS database to function correctly. For Mac users, Safari will work.


This state-of-the-art, remote access collection of electronic resources is made possible through the generosity of The Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation.