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Valentine's Day in the Library

by Sara Hull on 2024-02-13T14:25:00-05:00 | 0 Comments

You might think of Valentine's Day only as a celebration for those in romantic relationships. In the library, Valentine's Day is an opportunity to get creative with your research topics! White Scrabble tiles spelling out What is Love? on a brown, wooden table.


Business students, why not investigate the marketing of, consumer behavior around, and economic impact of flowers, chocolate, and engagement rings this time of year?


Gender studies students, are you curious about the rise of Galentine's celebrations, nontraditional relationships, or gender roles in marriage across cultures? 


Psychology students, interested in the effects of behavioral health conditions on relationships, attachment theory, psychological benefits and detriments of various types of romantic relationships, case studies on couples counseling approaches?


Nursing and allied health students, would you like to explore cardiac conditions such as arrythmias and "broken heart" syndrome, longevity associated with relationships, the effects of oxytocin on bonding?


Humanities students, perhaps you're interested in the martyrdom of St. Valentine, the patron saint of courtly love, epilepsy, and beekeepers, or in the poets of the Romantic movement, such as Byron and Shelley, or the traditions of courtly love through the centuries.


Whatever interests you, you can learn more about it by visiting the library's Subject Guides, selecting the guide related to your topic, and searching the relevant article database within each guide.


Need help with searching? Ask a Librarian!


[Photo credit: Mayberry Health and Home]



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