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PSY 241: Dating, Engagement, & Marriage Customs

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Celebrating Life Customs

Set of three e-books with information about life customs from all over the world. 

Search Tips!

  • Once you've opened the ebook, click the EPUB Full Text link.
  • This format makes it much easier to search this set of books. If that doesn't work for you, try the PDF Full Text link instead.

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  • To search for a particular word, such as a country, custom, etc., click Search Within.
  • Type your search term in the box provided, then click the search button.
    • Example: handfasting
  • All of the pages throughout the three volumes of this encyclopedia that include the term handfasting are included in the list that appears under the search box.
  • Click View Page to jump to a particular page in the book that mentions your keyword.
  • The term you entered will be highlighted within the text.
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Global Road Warrior

A country by country guide that includes information about customs, culture, and daily life.

Search Tip!

  • Choose a country from the list.

Global Road Warrior Homepage

  • Click Life Stages in the navigation menu.
  • Look for sections titled Dating and Courtship and Marriage.

Global Road Warrior menu: choose life stages

Gale eBooks

Includes many essays on various dating, courtship, and marriage customs from different religions and cultures.

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  • Type marriage in the search box.
  • Click the search button.
  • You will see a variety of essays, some that are very general and some that are specific. 
  • You can focus your results by clicking the Subjects button.
  • Check the boxes next to the topics that interest you. For example, you may want to see things related to Islam.
  • Click the Apply button to get a list of results focused on those topics.

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