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Marriage & Family: Find Books

Library resources and research tips for students enrolled in PHIL 3710: Marriage & Family

Suggested Search Terms

Click on the search strategies below to locate books in the University Library on the topic of family and marriage within the country/state you are researching.

Consult the library's Floor Maps to determine where the books are shelved on each floor. Note that the Law Library is located on the first floor of the Urban Life Buiding (across from the GSU sports arena).



United States AND marriage AND law AND history

United States AND marriage AND political aspects 

United States AND marriage AND customs

United States AND family AND (gender OR roles)

(family OR marriage) AND law AND ((united states) OR america))



China AND (famil* OR kinship)

China AND (marriage OR marry OR marital)

China AND one child policy AND family

China AND population control AND family

China AND (women OR gender) AND (family OR marriage)

China AND marriage law

China AND family law



India AND (marry OR marriage OR marital)

India AND (kinship OR family)

India AND ((famil*OR kinship OR caste*) AND (marry OR marriage OR marital))

India AND gender AND (family OR marriage)

hinduism AND marriage



Nigeria AND (marriage OR marry OR marital)

Nigeria AND (family OR kinship)

Nigeria AND (marriage OR marry OR marital) AND law

Nigeria AND (women OR gender) AND (family OR marriage)



Saudi Arabia AND (gender OR women)

Islam AND (marry OR marriage OR marital)

Saudi Arabia AND (famil* OR gender OR women)

Islam AND family

Islam AND marriage


Search the GSU Library Catalog

Search the GSU Library GIL-Find Catalog
Note: Using this feature will take you away from this subject guide.

For more complex searches, use the Advanced Search option.
Search Tips:
  • Use * for wild card searches:
    • famil* will return family, families, and familiar
  • Use AND and OR to narrow or broaden your search. Note: AND and OR must be typed in all CAPS:
    • family AND marriage - to retrieve results that include both terms
    • family OR marriage - to retrieve results that contain either term
  • You can create more complex searches by using the words AND, OR, NOT, in combination with parentheses:
    • (China OR Chinese) AND (family OR marriage)

Get Books From Other Libraries

Use the options listed below to find books not in the GSU library:

1.  The GIL Universal Catalog, allows you to search and request books from any University System of Georgia library. To use, choose "University System of Georgia" from the dropdown menu to the left of the "Search" button. After you find the book you need, click the "Log in to enable GIL Express Requests" link to have the book transferred to the GSU Library. Requests take anywhere from 4-7 days to arrive at the GSU library.

2.  You can also check out books in person from any University System of Georgia library or Emory University's libraries using your PantherCard. Call the library before you go for information on their borrowing policies.

3.  If you still are not finding enough information, use the WorldCat database, which allows you to search the collections of libraries throughout the world. Books located in WorldCat can be ordered via the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) ILLiad system. To do so, first locate the book you would like to request in the WorldCat database. Then, log into  ILLiad with your library ID number (on the back of your PantherCard) to place a request. ILL requests may take two weeks or more to arrive at the GSU Library, so plan ahead.

Still stuck? Ask a librarian for help.

Where's My Book?

When you search GIL-Find, GSU Library's Online catalog, get this information to find the book:

  • Call number
  • Location
  • Status (Checked Out, Not Checked Out, Renewed, etc.)

These web pages provide more information