The Library subscribes to many online databases that contain primary sources. You can browse these databases through the links below.
Email the Subject Specialist listed on this page for suggestions.
The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) houses many archival collections that may be of interest to researchers in religious studies.
The University Archives was established as part of the University of Chicago Library in 1946. Included in the Archives are official records and publications; minutes of the Board of Trustees and other boards and statutory bodies; records of administrative units including academic divisions, professional schools, departments, offices, programs, and interdisciplinary committees; papers of faculty members, trustees, administrators, students, and alumni; serial publications; photographs; video and film; sound recordings; and memorabilia.
Archival collections such as the papers of Saul Bellow, Morris Raphael Cohen, Louis Gottschalk, Philip M. Klutznick, Michael Polanyi, Julius Rosenwald, Joseph Schwab and Leo Strauss document the work and career of Jewish writers and intellectuals across a broad range of fields. Search the finding aid database or Library Catalog for additional collections.
Please note that some of these are licensed resources that are available online, while others are licensed resources that are installed on one of the Library's computers.
Liturgy and Sacred Poetry (Piyut)
Kabbalah and Chassidut
Digital Collections of Hebrew Manuscripts
History of the Modern Era