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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 if 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 the location and the availability of an item in our collection through the online catalog, accessible from the library home page.

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


  • 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.

Internet Resources


Search the catalog using an Advanced Search for the any of the following strings as a "subject":

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

Selected Journals

Locate online access to these journals through the library's Periodical Listing.

  • 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

  • Citation help needed? Try OWL (Online Writing Lab) for Chicago/TurabianMLA, and APA styling formats. 

  • Search by subject: Once you have located one item in the catalog, you can click on the search term within the record to find other items on the same or similar subjects. Once you have located a helpful source, additional potential sources may be found in the item's bibliography.

  • Can't find what you need in the PHC collection? If you are unable to locate an item in the PHC collection, you may request resources through Interlibrary loan. ILL requests may be made directly in the library catalog.

  • Research assistance is available in the library or by email at askalibrarian@phc.edu

Created: Dr. Stephen Baskerville/Thornhill, 2013. Reviewed: Baskerville/Thornhill, 2014, 2016.  Updated: Thornhill, 2017, 2019.

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