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International Family Policy

Welcome to the research guide for your course international family policy.

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Your course in international family policy will be guided by the lectures and required reading.  An attempt has been made to provide all required and suggested readings in the library's reserve collection. However, readings may change from time to time. Please check with the syllabus for updates and inform the library of syllabus mentioned items are not on reserve.  The research sources listed below are designed as an introduction to potential research topics for the course. When determining your topic and seeking appropriate resources, the help of a librarian will prove invaluable.

The suggested electronic resources are available linked from here and from the Electronic Resources section of the library home page. Print resources are available in the PHC on campus collection or by mail to distance learning members of the PHC community. You may check out the location and availability of an item in the on campus collection through the online catalog, Voyager, accessed through the library home page.

Professional library assistance is available on campus, by phone at 541-441-8400, or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu.

Databases

  • Stratfor: Global Intelligence is a news analysis provider that covers political, economic, and military developments from around the world.
  • JSTOR collection contains complete issues of thousands of scholarly journals in a wide range of disciplines. Issues from the most recent two to five years for each title are not included in the collection.
  • ProQuest and Academic Search Premier contain thousands of articles in broad areas of social sciences and law. For the most current sources on a subject, limit search to the last year or last 2 - 3 years.
  • LexisNexis provides access to a wide range business, government, legal and reference information, as well as full-text newspapers.
  • eBooks provides access to over 65,000+ academic, full-text, electronic books that can be accessed immediately on your computer. On first use, patrons are prompted to create a userID and password for future access.

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Subjects

 Library of Congress subject headings below are linked to the PHC Library holdings in that subject area:

United Nations.
Families--Religious aspects.
Marriage--Religious aspects.
Human rights--Religious aspects.
Parenting--Religious aspects.
Religion and international affairs.
Sovereignty.
Values.
Social policy.
International agencies.
Treaties--Moral and ethical aspects.
International relations--Moral and ethical aspects.

Selected Journals

  • Foreign Affairs (In print 1998 - present and online 1997-present)
  • Foreign Policy Bulletin (Online 2003 - one year ago)
  • International Journal for Religious Freedom (In print 2008 - present)
  • Journal of International Social Affairs (PHC publication in print 2013-present)
  • Orbis (In print 2003 - present)

Research Tips

  • Search by subject: Once you have located one item in the catalog, you may click on the subject term within the record to find other items on the same or similar, subjects.
  • Once you have located a helpful article or book, use the item's bibliography to locate additional helpful resources.
  • Use appropraite databases to locate articles on a particular subject and limit search to scholarly articles and to the desired date ranges.
  • Interlibrary loan (ILL): If you are unable to locate an item in the PHC online or on campus collection, you may request resources through Interlibrary loan. ILL requests may be made directly into the library database WorldCat. If you have difficulty requesting an ILL in WorldCat, you may use the form on the website or request assistance from any of the library staff. Once you locate an appropriate resource, potential valuable resources may be listed in the item's bibliography.

Turabian is the approved citation format for this course. Information on proper Turabian citation is available in the PHC collection or online at OWL.

Created: Dr. Stephen Baskerville/Thornhill, 2013. Reviewed: Baskerville/Thornhill, 2014, 2016. 

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