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PSY 241: Death & Mourning Around the World

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Read the search tips and try searching using the examples provided. 

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This type of research can be tricky, so just remember that we are here to help you find what you need.

Global Issues

Includes topic pages, articles, encyclopedias, and more.

Search tips!

  • Try searching for . . .
    • grief OR bereavement OR mourning
    • funeral OR burial OR cemetery
  • Once you enter a search term in the search box and get a list of results, click Reference.
  • Reference sources will provide you with overviews where you can get topic ideas.

Global Issues results page

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.

Celebrating Life Customs ebook - choose EPUB

  • To search for a particular word, such as a country, custom, etc., click Search Within.
  • To browse a list of death and burial customs, choose Volume 3 in the Contents section.
  • Scroll through the list of sections and click a section title to read an essay on that topic.
  • The tools for printing, emailing, and citing are located across the top of the window.


Celebrating Life E-book: Choose contents from volume 3


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

  • Choose Life Stages from the navigation menu.
  • Click Death.

Global Road Warrior Life Stages

Gale eBooks

Includes many essays on various aspects of death from different religions and cultures.

Search Tip!

  • Type "rites of passage" OR death 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. 
  • Click the Apply button to get a list of results focused on those topics.

Gale Ebooks search results