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More 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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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.

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

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 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 dying, death, and bereavement by Michael R. Leming. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt College Publishers,
     2002. 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

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

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.
     Reigle. 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

eBooks require EBSCO login info. Many more eBooks about funeral services are available through the Library’s EBSCO and other databases.

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.

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.

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. 2007.

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Handbook of death & dying by Clifton D. Bryant, editor in chief. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2003.

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

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,

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

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

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

Living with the Dead: Ancestor Worship and Mortuary Ritual in Ancient Egypt . Havertown: Oxbow Books, 2012.

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, 2009.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Print Periodicals in the Library

         American Funeral Director:   Jan 2005- Current

         The Director:   Jan 2005-Current

         Mortuary Management:   Apr 2006-Current

         Southern Funeral Director:   Feb 2005-Current