RELI UN3318 Humor, Joy, and Happiness in Judaism: Home

A course guide for the Dr. Erez Degolan's class on Humor, Joy, and Happiness in Judaism


Tips for searching in CLIO

Subject Headings are specialized terms used in cataloging to identify particular topics or ideas.

Searching "Happiness Religious aspects Judaism." as a "subject" in CLIO returns just over 50 results; while "Joy Religious aspects Judaism." returns 85 results.

Always check publishers and read carefully! For a topic like "happiness," many of the results will be self-help books, not academic publishers focusing on a study of the subject. Pro-tip: Check if the publisher is a university press (i.e. Columbia University Press), which requires more rigorous research. A book titled "How to find happiness" will likely not suit your academic needs - unless your professor requires you to analyze self-help books!

Digital Resources


Contact the Librarian for Jewish Studies:

Michelle Margolis

309 Lehman Library