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Yiddish Research: Finding Articles

Yiddish research guide covering general resources, article and books, folklore, genealogy, linguistics, literature, music and dance, oral history, theater, film, radio, translation and student resources.

Finding Articles


Use these websites to identify and search Yiddish and Jewish Studies periodicals.


Index to Yiddish Periodicals אינדעקס צו דער ייִדישער פּעריאָדיק

Indexes numerous European Yiddish periodicals. Search in Yiddish or English.


Historical Jewish Press 

Digitized newspapers, including many Yiddish titles. Keyword search in Yiddish.



Forverts פֿאָרווערטס

(1897-1979) (digitized)

1999-present (online)

1897-2019 (microfilm/print)

For historical research, see their guide on "How to Use the Forward Archive".


Libraria: Ukrainian Online Periodicals Archive

Digitized historical periodicals in Yiddish from Ukraine.


Afn Shvel (League for Yiddish, Inc.) אויפֿן שוועל 

Index from 1941 to the present; print volumes of Afn shvel are found in the Dorot Jewish Division.


RAMBI Index to Articles in Jewish Studies 

Articles from mainly scholarly sources, including book chapters. Not full-text.


Union List of Digitized Jewish Historic Newspapers, Periodicals and e-Journals 

Comprehensive list of Jewish newspapers available online, with links.