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About this Guide

About this Guide:

  • The guide provides resources for research on the Archaeology of Jerusalem in suppport of Prof. Oded Borowski's course, OT 698, "Archaeology of Jerusalem"
  • The Getting Started page provides general search tips
  • The Citing Sources page provides details on the author-date citation style, as well as links to style guides and citation managers
  • The Writing Research papers page provides tips for the final writing project in this course
  • The Reference Tools page provides links to online resources, journal titles, and reference works.
  • The Book Reviews and Oral Presentations page provides links to strategies for completing those assignments

    Links to Resources:

    • Book titles link to Emory's DiscoverE catalog
    • Book covers link to Amazon
    • Periodical titles link to online access page or to DiscoverE
     

    Shelf Browsing for Books on Archaeology and on the History of Jerusalem

    The Library of Congress call number section for Archaeology is CC. General books on the history, philosophy and practice of archaeology in general can be found here. Works about the history and archaeology of Jerusalem in particular are found under DS109. This call number further subdivided as follows:

    DS 109-109.8 Description, Antiquities and Exploration

    • 109 To 1981
    • 109.15 1981-
    • 109.2 Pictoral works
    • 109.25 Cemeteries
    • 109.28-32 Temple Mount
    • 109.4 Holy Sepulcher
    • 109.8 A-Z Other special places and objects, A-Z

     

    DS109.85-94 History

    • 109.85-85 Biography and memoirs
    • 109.0 General Works
    • 109.912-94 By period

     

     

    Finding Books on the Archaeology of Jerusalem

    One easy way to start your research is to go to the stacks and see what's on the shelves. General books on the history, philosophy and practice of archaeology can be found under the  Library of Congress call number CC. 

    Works about the history and archaeology of Jerusalem in particular are found under DS109. This call number further subdivided as follows:

    DS 109-109.8 Description, Antiquities and Exploration

    • 109 To 1981
    • 109.15 1981-
    • 109.2 Pictoral works
    • 109.25 Cemeteries
    • 109.28-32 Temple Mount
    • 109.4 Holy Sepulcher
    • 109.8 A-Z Other special places and objects, A-Z

    DS109.85-94 History

    • 109.85-85 Biography and memoirs
    • 109.0 General Works
    • 109.912-94 By period

    You can also search the library catalog to find relevant works. To find general works in DiscoverE or EUCLID, click on "Subject," and search using Library of Congress Subject Headings:

    • Jerusalem History
    • Jerusalem Antiquities
    • Excavations (Archaeology) Jerusalem
    • Jews History To 70 A.D.

    Hint: Once you've found an item in the catalog that looks good, click on the Subject headings to find other items on that same topic.

     

    Searching for Articles

    To locate articles (publications in journals) and essays (publications in edited books) about Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology, an important resource is the ATLA Religion Database.

    The ATLA Religion Database allows you to do basic keyword searches as well as advanced searches, which include author, title, subject and even scripture citation searches. The search results will provide you with the relevant publication information for each individual article, i.e. it will tell you in which volume or which journal etc. an article is published.

    E.g. Israel Exploration Journal, 58 no 1 2008, p. 48-50

    You can then locate the journal in the the Pitts Periodicals Room, find the right volume and/or issue number, and read or photocopy the article. If we do not have the journal in our collection, you can request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILL), accessible via the Pitts homepage

    Several articles may have full text PDF links associated with them. This is a convenient feature, since you can view, read and even print our these articles without having to locate them on the shelf. However, the number of articles for which full text is available online is limited, and you should not restrict your research by considering only articles that you can access directly on your computer.

    You can access the ATLA Database through the Pitts homepage also from your computer at home, but you will be prompted to enter your netID and password.

    Hint: Once you find a citation that looks good, you can click "Find similar results with SmartText Searching" on the left hand side of ATLA to locate other items. Also, the author, journal or book title, and subjects are often hyperlinked, so you can click those links to find further results.

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