Some of the main reference sources for Sephardic studies in the broader sense, namely, covering issues related not only to the Jews of the Iberian peninsula and their descendants, but also to those of the Middle East and North Africa for the same period of time, are described. The categories covered are: Sepharad and Sephardic culture, the Sephardic diaspora, catalogs of special collections, and subject catalogs.
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Dr. Rachel Simon is the Hebraica Cataloger at Princeton University Libraries. She holds an MLS from the University of Washington, Seattle, and a Ph.D. in the History of the Muslim Countries from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. She served as editor of the Mideast File from 1982 to 1986, and since 1995 chairs the Cataloging Committee of the Research and Special Libraries Division of the Association of Jewish Libraries. Her research focuses on the Middle East and North Africa and their Jewish communities, with special reference to Libya. She has published several books and articles in the field .
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