ENG 102: English Composition II

Professor Ken Tangvik

Marriage Certificate

Topic: Marriage

This guide is designed to help you research marriage topics. It includes an index of scholarly sources that should be used. Included in the list are websites and search engines that will be helpful in your research. If you have any trouble finding these sources, please ask a librarian for help. Good Luck! Any comments or suggestions are welcome!
  • RCC Library Home Page: Most materials found in this research guide are available at the library's home page.
  • William Hoag: Please contact me if you have any questions concerning this guide or research.



The on-line catalog provides access to the Library's collection of approximately 40,000 books, periodicals and audio-visual titles. These resources may be used to find information for assignments or general interest.
Tutorial for searching catalog and ordering books from Metro Boston Library Network (includes BPL)

Good Search Terms to use: words or phrase

  • "Marriage"
  • "Divorce"
  • "Marriage" and "Alternative": for database searching.


The Family: HQ536 .F33814 2003

Between Two World's: HQ777.5 M3746 2005
Marriage and Divorce: HQ 536 .M324 1997

Reference Books

  • Encyclopedia of Sociology, New York : Macmillan Reference, 2000. Ref. HM425 .E5 2000
  • Marriage, Family and Relationships, by Gwen J. Broude, Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, 1994. Ref. GN480 .B76 1994.


Browse these paper journals and magazines in the library's first floor periodicals section for articles about marriage.
  • Newsweek
  • Time


Access to millions of journal, magazine, newspaper and reference source articles through our research databases.

Academic OneFile

Academic OneFile is the premier source for peer-reviewed, full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. Has over 25,000 articles mentioning "marriage", 8,000 articles mentioning "divorce" and over 200 articles mentioning "marriage" and "alternative"

Academic Search Premier

Provides full text for more than 3,800 scholarly publications covering academic areas of study including over 22,000 articles mentioning "marriage", 6,300 articles mentioning "divorce" and 252 articles mentioning "marriage" and "alternative".

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a one-stop source for information on today's hottest social issues. Drawing on acclaimed series published by Greenhaven Press and other Gale imprints, OVRC features viewpoint articles, topic overviews, full-text magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles, primary source documents, statistics, images and podcasts, and links to Websites.

Credo Reference

A good reference source for information about marriage and divorce.

Campus Research

Allows access to a wide range of full-text newspapers as well as business, legal, and reference information sources.

Web sites

There are many good marriage web sites on the internet. These web sites have been evaluated by library staff. Remember to always evaluate internet resources. To find out more about evaluating web sites, Lesley University has a very good guide.

Search Engines

Web sites

Citing Sources: Style Guides

APA Style Tutorial
Duke Library Guide to Assembling a List of Works Cited
Laguardia Community College Library MLA and APA citation styleThe Owl at Purdue: APA Formatting and Style GuideThe Owl at Purdue: MLA 2009 Formatting and Style Guide

Basic Research Help

Please click the Ask a Librarian icon if you have any questions concerning these guides, need help finding material for your research or any general questions you might have.

General Library Information

Research guide prepared on 12/04/07 by Wiliam Hoag: whoag@rcc.mass.edu
Updated on 12/21/09