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Databases Credo, EBSCO, Gale & ProQuest databases require login info and/or Arkansas residency.

ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)

Academic Search Elite (EBSCO)

African American Heritage (ProQuest)

American Civil War Reference Library (Gale)

Arkansas Historical Quarterly

Business Source Elite (EBSCO)

Canadian Business & Current Affairs Complete (ProQuest)

Career and Technical Education (ProQuest)

Consumer Health Complete (EBSCO)

Countries and Their Cultures (Gale)

CREDO Reference

Criminal Justice (ProQuest)

CultureGrams (ProQuest)
World     State     Kids     Provinces of Canada

Early Civilizations in the Americas Reference Library (Gale)

eBook Academic Collection (EBSCO)

eBook Collection (EBSCO)

EBSCO Open Dissertations  

EBSCOHost databases

Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture

Encyclopedia of India (Gale)

Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World (Gale)

Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture (Gale)

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa (Gale)

Ethnic NewsWatch (ProQuest)

Family Health (ProQuest)

Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (EBSCO)

Gale Virtual Reference Library

Gale General Reference Center

Global Road Warrior

Google Scholar

Health and Medical Collection (ProQuest)

Gale Health & Wellness Resource Center

Health Management (ProQuest)

Gale Health Reference Center Academic

Health Source – Consumer Edition (EBSCO)

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition (EBSCO)

Legal Collection (EBSCO)

Making of America by Cornell University and the University of Michigan

MasterFILE Premier (EBSCO)

Ox Research

Pew Research Center

ProQuest databases

ProQuest Central

ProQuest U.S. Newsstream

Psychology Journals (ProQuest)

Regional Business News (EBSCO)

Religion (ProQuest)

Research Library (ProQuest)

Social Science Journals (ProQuest)

Sociology (ProQuest)

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


More Databases

Books & eBooks eBooks require EBSCO login info. More eBooks about Funeral Services are available through the Library’s EBSCO and other databases.

    The after death experience: the physics of the non-physical by Ian Wilson. New York: Morrow, [1989], c1987.
                  Call #: BF1311.F8 W55 1989

     The afterlife of the Platonic soul reflections of Platonic psychology in the monotheistic religions by Maha
                  Elkaisy-Friemuth and John M. Dillon. Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2009.

    American afterlife: encounters in the customs of mourning by Kate Sweeney. Athens: The University of
                  Georgia Press, 2014.

    The American funeral: a study in guilt, extravagance, and sublimity by LeRoy Bowman. Detroit:
                  Omnigraphics, 1990. Call #: GT3203 .B6 1990

    The American way of death revisited by Jessica Mitford. New York: Vintage Books, 2000, c1963.
                  Call #: HD9999.U53 U554 2000

    Archeology of the funeral mound, Ocmulgee National Monument by Charles H. Fairbanks, Georgia
                  Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press, 2003.

    The beautiful burial in Roman Egypt: art, identity, and funerary religion by Christina Riggs. Oxford; New York:
                  Oxford University Press, 2005.

    Being dead is no excuse: the official Southern ladies guide to hosting the perfect funeral by
                  Gayden Metcalfe. New York: Miramax Books, 2005. Call #: GT3206 2005

    Wilson, Christopher S. Beyond Anıtkabir: the funerary architecture of Atatürk: the construction and
                  maintenance of national memory
. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company, 2013.

    The book of the dead by E.A. Wallis Budge. S.l: Floating Press, 2008.

    The Buddhist Dead: Practices, Discourses, Representations by Jacqueline Ilyse Stone and Bryan J. Cuevas.
                  Kuroda Institute. Series: Studies in East Asian Buddhism, Vol. 20. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press.

    The care of the dead in late antiquity by Éric Rebillard; translated by Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings and Jeanine
                  Routier-Pucci. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009.

    Carried to the wall: American memory and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Kristin Ann Hass. Berkeley:
                  University of California Press, 1998.

    Concerning death: a practical guide for the living by Earl A. Grollman. Boston: Beacon Press, 1974.
                  Call #: GT3203 .G76.

    Confessions of a funeral director: how the business of death saved my life by Caleb Wilde.
                  Call #: BT825.W546 2017

    Confronting death: values, institutions, and human mortality by David Wendell Moller.
                  Call #: HQ1073 .M6 1996

    Contemporary Funeral Rituals of Sa’dan Toraja: From Aluk Todolo to New Religions by Michaela Budiman,
                  Keith Jones, Barbora Štefanová. Prague: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press, 2013.

    Corpse: nature, forensics, and the struggle to pinpoint time of death by Jessica Snyder Sachs.
                  Call #: RA1063.4 .S23 2001

    Cultural blending in Korean death rites: new interpretive approaches by Chang-Won Park. London; New York:
                  Continuum, 2010.

    Death and dying by Diane Andrews Henningfeld, editor. Call #: HB1321 .D43 2010

    Death and dying, life and living by Charles A. Corr. Pacific Grove, CA, USA: Brooks/Cole Pub. Co., 1997.
                  Call #: BF789.D4 C67 1997

    Death and the adolescent: a resource handbook for bereavement support groups in schools by Grant Baxter
                  and Wendy Stuart. Toronto, Ont.: University of Toronto Press, 1999.

    Death and the afterlife: a cultural encyclopedia by Richard P. Taylor. Santa Barbara, Calif: ABC-CLIO, 2000.
                  Call #: REF GT3150 .T25 2000

    Death and the afterlife in Japanese Buddhism , Jacqueline I. Stone and Mariko Namba Walter, editors.
                  Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, ©2008.

    Death and Afterlife in Modern France by Thomas A. Kselman. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014.

    Death and Dying in the Working Class, 1865-1920 by Michael K. Rosenow. Urbana [Illinois]: University of
                  Illinois Press, 2015.

    The death care industry: African American cemeteries and funeral homes by Roberta Hughes Wright.
                  Call #: GT3203 .H84 2007

    Death: current perspectives, John B. Williamson, Edwin S. Shneidman, editors.
                  Call #: BF789.D4 D38 1995

    Death, dying and bereavement: a Hong Kong Chinese experience , Lai Wan Chan, Cecilia and Amy Yin Man ,
                  Chow, editors. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2006.

    Death for beginners: your no-nonsense, money-saving guide to planning for the inevitable by Karen Jones.
                  Call #: HQ1073 .J66 2010

    Death: a graveside companion, edited by Joanna Ebenstein; foreword by Will Self; 1,000 macabre illustrations.
                  London: Thames & Hudson Ltd, 2017.Call #: HQ1073.D392 2017

    Death is a festival: funeral rites and rebellion in nineteenth- century Brazil by João José Reis; translated by H.
                  Sabrina Gledhill. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.

    Death is of vital importance: on life, death and life after death by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Barrytown,
                  N.Y.: Station Hill Press; New York: Distributed by Talman Co., c1995. Call #: BD444 .K79 1995

    The death rituals of rural Greece by Loring M. Danforth. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1982.
                  Call #: GT3251.A2 D36 1982

    Death talk: the case against euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide by Margaret A. Somerville. Montreal:
                  McGill-Queen’s University Press, c2001. Call #: R726 .S598 2001

    Death: the final stage of growth by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, ed. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1986, c1975.
                  Call #: BF789.D4 D44 1986.

    Death to dust: what happens to dead bodies? by Kenneth V. Iserson.Tucson, AZ: Galen Press, 1993.
                  Call number: QP87. I83 1993

    Deviant Burial in the Archaeological Record by Eileen M. Murphy. European Association of Archaeologists.
                  Series: Studies in Funerary Archaeology, volume 2. Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books. 2008.

    The dominion of the dead by Robert Pogue Harrison. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

    Dying in prison: counseling the terminal inmate by Donalyn A. Gross. Eugene, OR: Hemlock Society, 1991.
                  Call #: BF789.D4 G76 1991

    Dying well: peace and possibilities at the end of life by Ira Byock. New York: Riverhead Books, 1998, c1997.
                  Call #: HQ1073 .B96 1998

    The Egyptian Book of the Dead translated by E.A. Wallis Budge. The Nazarene Way of Essenic Studies.

    Encyclopedia of cremation by Douglas J. Davies and Lewis H. Mates, editors. Aldershot, England; Burlington,
                  VT: Ashgate, 2005.

    Encyclopedia of Death & Dying: Online encyclopedia

    England’s Elizabeth an afterlife in fame and fantasy by Michael Dobson. Oxford; New York: Oxford University
                  Press, 2002.

    Eternal Egypt: masterworks of ancient art from the British Museum by Edna R. Russmann. Berkeley, CA:
                  University of California Press, 2001. Call #: N5350 .E87 2001

    Ethical issues in death and dying by Robert F. Weir, editor. Call #: R726 .E773 1986

    A family guide to wills, funerals, and probate: how to protect yourself and your survivors by Theodore E.
                  Hughes. New York: Facts on File/Checkmark Books, 2001. Call #: KF755.Z9 H84 2001

    The family in life and in death: The family in ancient Israel: Sociological and archaeological perspectives ,
                  Patricia Dutcher-Walls, editor. New York; London: T & T Clark International, 2009.

     For the living and the dead: the funerary laments of Upper Egypt, ancient and modern by Elizabeth Wickett.
                  London; New York: I.B. Tauris, 2010.

    The funeral: a chance to touch, a chance to serve, a chance to heal by Doug Manning. Oklahoma City, OK: In-
                  Sight Books, 2001. Call #: BV199.F8 M5 2001

     Funeral customs: their origin and development by Bertram S. Puckle. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1990.
                  Call #: GT3150 .P8 1990

    The Funeral director’s practice management handbook, Howard C. Raether, editor. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.:
                  Prentice Hall, 1989. Call #: RA622 .F85 1989

    Funeral ethics. Springfield, IL: Funeral Ethics Association, 1999.
                  Call #: RA622 .F8 1999

    Funeral festivals in America: rituals for the living . Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky, 2006.

    Funeral service: a historical perspective by Howard C. Raether. S.I.: NFDA, 1990. Call #: RA623 .A2 1990

    A grief observed by C. S. Lewis. Call #: BV4905.2 .L4 2001

    Handbook of death & dying by Clifton D. Bryant, editor in chief. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications,

    Handbook to life in ancient Egypt by A. Rosalie David. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
                  Call number: DT83 .D23 1999

    Helping children live with death and loss by Dinah Seibert. Call #: BF723.D3 S563 2003

    The history of American funeral directing by Robert Wesley Habenstein. Milwaukee, Bulfin, 1955.
                  Call #: GT3150 b .H3

    The human body in death and resurrection. Tobias Nicklas, Friedrich V. Reiterer, and Joseph Verheyden,
                  editors in collaboration with Heike Braun. Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2009.

    Human sacrifice in ancient Greece by Dennis D. Hughes. London; New York: Routledge, 1996.

    The hunt in ancient Greece by Judith M. Barringer. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2001.

    Inscribing devotion and death: archaeological evidence for Jewish populations of North Africa . Stern, Karen B.
                   Leiden; Boston: Brill, 2008.

    Inscribing sorrow: fourth-century Attic funerary epigrams by Christos C. Tsagalis, Berlin; New York: W. De
                  Gruyter, 2008.

    In the presence of grief: helping family members resolve death, dying, and bereavement issues
                  by Dorothy Stroh Becvar. New York: Guilford Press, c2001. Call #: BF575.G7 B435 2001

    International handbook of funeral customs by Kōdō Matsunami. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
                  Call #: REF GT3150 .M27 1998

    Introduction to the study of mortuary customs among the North American Indians: bound with a further
                  contribution to the study of the mortuary custom
by H. C. Yarrow. New York: AMS Press, 1976.
                  Call #: E98.M8 Y22 1976

    The Interweaving of Rituals: Funerals in the Cultural Exchange Between China and Europe by N. Standaert.
                  Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2008.

    Is God still at the bedside? The medical, ethical, and pastoral issues of death and dying by Abigail Rian Evans.
                  Call #: BT825 .E93 2011

    Jewish funerary customs, practices and rites in the Second Temple period by Rachel Hachlili. Leiden; Boston:
                  Brill, 2005.

     Journey of souls: case studies of life between lives by Michael Newton. St. Paul, Minn.: Llewellyn, 1994.
                  Call #: BF1275.D2 N48 1994

    The Last Passage: Recovering a Death of Our Own by Donald Heinz. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

    Lay down body: living history in African American cemeteries by Roberta Hughes Wright. Detroit: Visible Ink
                  Press, 1996. Call #: E185.86 .H84 1996

    Learning to say goodbye: dealing with death and dying by Rosalie Peck. Muncie, Ind.: Accelerated
                  Development, c1987. Call #: R726.8 .P42 1987

    Life and death in Civil War prisons: the parallel torments of Corporal John Wesley Minnich, C.S.A. and
                  Sergeant Warren Lee Goss, U.S.A.
by J. Michael Martinez. Nashville, Tenn.: Rutledge Hill
                  Press, c2004. Call #: E615 .M37 2004

    Living with grief: children, adolescents, and loss edited by Kenneth J. Doka; foreword by Jack D. Gordon.
                  Washington, DC: Hospice Foundation of America; Philadelphia, Pa.: Brunner/Mazel, c2000.
                  Call #: BF575.G7 L785 2000

    Living with the Dead: Ancestor Worship and Mortuary Ritual in Ancient Egypt . Havertown: Oxbow Books,

    The loss that is forever: the lifelong impact of the early death of a mother or father by Maxine Harris. New
                  York, N.Y., U.S.A.: Penguin, c1995. Call #: BF723.M35 H37 1995

    Lucky to have me as their funeral director!: interpersonal keys to successful funeral practice by Stephen R.
                  Rocco. Dedham, Mass.: Dedham Pub., 2001. Call #: RA622 .F82

    Macmillan encyclopedia of death and dying by Robert Kastenbaum, editor in chief. New York: Macmillan
                  Reference USA, c2003. Call #: REF HQ1073 .M33 2003

    Management of Dead Bodies After Disasters: A Field Manual for First Responders . Stephen Cordner, Rudi
                  Coninx,Hyo-Jeong Kim, Dana van Alphen, and Morris Tidball-Binz, editors. Second (revised) Edition.
                  Washington, D.C.: PAHO, 2016.

    The Material Culture of Death in Medieval Japan by Karen M. Gerhart. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press,

    Memory, mourning, landscape , Elizabeth Anderson, editor. Amsterdam; New York: Rodopi, 2010.

    The mission: inside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Matthew Naythons. Wall, NJ: FCS
                  Worldwide, 2005. Call #: BX8695 .S6

    Mississippian mortuary practices: beyond hierarchy and the representationist perspective , Lynne P. Sullivan
                  and Robert C. Mainfort, Jr., editors. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2010.

    Mortality in traditional Chinese thought , Amy Olberding and Philip J. Ivanhoe, editors. Albany: State
                  University of New York Press, 2011.

    Mortician diaries: the dead-honest truth from a life spent with death by June Knights Nadle. Novato, CA: New
                  World Library, c2006. Call #: RA662 .N33 2006

    The mummy: funereal rites & customs in ancient Egypt by E.A. Wallis Budge. London: Senate, 1995.
                  Call #: DT61 .B916 1995

    The national yellow book of funeral directors . Youngstown, OH: Nomis Publications.
                  Call #: HD9999.U53 U555

    The official funeral service desk reference: 2005 . Wall, NJ: FCS Worldwide, 2005.
                  Call #: REF RA622.A7 O34 2005

    On death and dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. New York: Collier Books; Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada;
                  New York: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1993. Call #: BF789.D4 K8 1993

    On Our Way: The Final Passage Through Life and Death by Robert Kastenbaum. Berkeley, CA:
                  University of California Press, 2004.

    On the meaning of death: essays on mortuary rituals and eschatological beliefs, S. Cederroth, C. Corlin, and
                  J. Lindström, eds. Uppsala: Ubsaliensis Academiae; Stockholm, Sweden: Distributed by Almqvist
                  & WiksellInternational, 1988. Call #: GT3150 .O5 1988

    Order of Christian funerals. New York: Catholic Book Pub, 1989. Call #: BX2035.6 .F8523 1989

    Pardon my hearse: a colorful portrait of where the funeral and entertainment industries met in Hollywood by
                  Allan Abbott. Fresno, CA: Craven Street Books, [2015]. Call #: HD9999.U53 U513 2015

    Parting ways: new rituals and celebrations of life’s passing by Denise Carson. Berkeley: University of
                  California Press, 2011.

    Pet loss and human bereavement, edited by William J. Kay [et al.]. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1984.
                  Call #: SF411.47 .P48 1984

    Profits of death: an insider exposes the death care industries by Darryl J. Roberts. Chandler, AZ: Five Star
                  Publications, 1997. Call #: HD9999.U53 U572 1997

    The psychology of death by Robert Kastenbaum. New York: Springer Pub. Co., c1992.
                  Call #: BF789.D4 K372 1992

    Regional approaches to mortuary analysis Lane Anderson Beck, ed. New York: Plenum Press, 1995.
                  Call #: CC77.B8 R44 1995

    Rest in peace: a cultural history of death and the funeral home in twentieth-century America by Gary
                  Laderman. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Call #: HD9999.U53 U543 2003

    Restless dead: encounters between the living and the dead in ancient Greece by Sarah Iles Johnston. Berkeley:
                  University of California Press, 1999.

    The sacred remains: American attitudes toward death, 1799-1883 by Gary Laderman. New Haven: Yale
                  University Press, 1996. Call #: BR525 .L25 1996

    Saying goodbye your way: planning or buying a funeral or cremation for yourself or someone you love by
                  John F. Llewellyn. Glendale, CA: Tropico Press, c2004. Call #: GT3150 .L55 2004

     Saying Kaddish: how to comfort the dying, bury the dead, and mourn as a Jew by Anita Diamant. New York:
                  Schocken Books, 1998. Call #: BM712 .D53 1998

    Spirits of the dead: Roman funerary commemoration in Western Europe by Maureen Carroll. Oxford;
                New York: University Press, 2006.

    Stiff: the curious lives of human cadavers y Mary Roach. New York: W.W. Norton & Co. Inc., 2004, c2003.
                  Call #: R853.H8 R635 2004

    Suicide across the life span: premature exits by Judith Stillion. Washington, D.C.: Taylor & Francis, 1996.
                  Call #: HV6545 .S797 1996

    Suicidal Honor: General Nogi and the Writings of Mori Ogai and Natsume Soseki by Doris G. Bargen. Honolulu:
                  University of Hawaii Press, 2006.

    Talking about death: a dialogue between parent and child by Earl A. Grollman. Boston: Beacon Press, c1990.
                  Call #: BF723.D3 G72 1990

    Thanatochemistry: a survey of general, organic, and biochemistry for funeral service professionals by James
                  M. Dorn and Barbara M. Hopkins. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 1998.
                  Call #: QD31.2 .D654 1998

    The Theatre of Death: The Ritual Management of Royal Funerals in Renaissance England, 1570-1625 by
                  Jennifer Woodward. Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK: Boydell & Brewer, 1997.

    The theology of death by Douglas J. Davies, London; New York: T & T Clark, 2008.

    To comfort and to honor: a guide to personalizing rituals for the passing of a loved one by Jeanne Daly
                  McIntee. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1998. Call #: GT3203 .M35 1998

    To live until we say good-bye by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, c1978.
                  Call #: BF789.D4 K83.

    Traversing the minefield: best practice: reducing risk in funeral- cremation service by Michael Kubasak and
                  William M. Lamers, Jr. Pasadena, CA: LMG Pub., 2007.Call #: 344.73045

    Understanding Children’s Experiences of Parental Bereavement by John Holland. London: Jessica Kingsley
                  Publishers, 2001.

    Understanding dying, death, and bereavement by Michael R. Leming. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt College
                  2002. Publishers, Call #: HQ1073.5.U6 L45 2002

    Undertaking ethics: the ethics case program. Springfield, IL: The Association, 1995.
                  Call #: HD9999.U53 U585 1995

    The Victorian book of the dead by Chris Woodyard. Dayton, OH: Kestrel Publications, 2014.
                  Call #: GT3243.V53 2014

    Vigilant memory: Emmanuel Levinas, the Holocaust, and the unjust death by Clifton Spargo. Baltimore: Johns
                  Hopkins University Press, 2006.

    Venice’s most loyal city: civic identity in Renaissance Brescia by Stephen D. Bowd. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard
                  University Press, 2010.

    Voices of the dying; reflections of the living Donalyn A. Gross. Longmeadow, Ma: Cinnabar, 1994.
                  Call #: BF789.D45 G76 1994

    Water bugs and dragonflies: explaining death to young children by Doris Stickney. Cleveland, OH: Pilgrim
                  Press, 1997. Call #: HQ1073.3 .S75 1997

    We will dance our truth: Yaqui history in Yoeme performances by David Delgado Shorter. Lincoln: University
                  of Nebraska Press, 2009.

    Western attitudes toward death: from the Middle Ages to the present by Philippe Ariès. Baltimore, Johns
                  Hopkins University Press [1974] Call #: BD444 .A6713

     When death occurs: a practical consumer’s guide: funerals, memorials, burial, cremation, body donation by
                  John M. Curran, MI: Consumer Advocate Press, 2003. Call #: GT3203 .R45 2002

    Winning ways: the funeral profession’s guide to human relations by Todd W. Van Beck. Stamford, CT:
                  Appleton & Lange, 1999. Call #: RA622 .V36 1998

    Women in the classical world: image and text by Elaine Fantham, et al. New York: Oxford University
                  Press, 1994.

    The World of Obituaries: Gender Across Cultures and Over Time by Mushira Eid. Detroit: Wayne State
                  University Press, 2002.