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Death and Dying Subject Guide LRC@TCC

Scope of this guide: find articles, books, and other information on death and dying 

Browse TCC library shelves in these areas:

Ontology including being, the soul, life, death BD444

Thanatology. Death. Dying HQ1073

Medicine and disease in relation to psychology. Terminal care. Dying R726.5-726.8

Death certification RA405

Keywords to search: death , dying, burial, bereavement, mourning customs, grief, near-death experiences, funerals, wakes, mourning  

Health Databases (use MyTCC ID to login from off-campus)

Academic Search Complete

Academic Search Complete is the world's most valuable and comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 5,990 full-text periodicals, including more than 5,030 peer-reviewed journals.

Alt Health Watch

This database focuses on the many perspectives of complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. It offers full text articles, pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research, and book excerpts.


CINAHL is the authoritative resource for nursing and allied health professionals, students, educators and researchers. This database provides indexing for 2,928 journals from the fields of nursing and allied health.

Consumer Health Complete

Consumer Health Complete is a comprehensive resource for consumer-oriented health content. It is designed to support patients' information needs and foster an overall understanding of health-related topics.

Health Source: Consumer Edition

This database is the richest collection of consumer health information available to libraries worldwide, providing information on many health topics including the medical sciences, food sciences and nutrition, childcare, sports medicine and general health.

Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition

This database provides nearly 550 scholarly full text journals focusing on many medical disciplines. Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition also features the Lexi-PAL Drug Guide, which covers 1,300 generic drug patient education sheets with more than 4,700 brand names.

MEDLINE (or PubMed)

Free and open to the public, PubMed includes MEDLINE. MEDLINE provides authoritative medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and much more. Full text can be requested through interlibrary loan.

PsycARTICLES, from the American Psychological Association (APA), is a definitive source of full-text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection is a comprehensive database covering information concerning topics in emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational & experimental methods.

See also the Controversial Topics, Psychology, and Funeral Services Subject Guides.

For other health-related subject guides, see the Health Portal.

Selected Resources from the Web: 
MedlinePlus Bereavement online resources to help family and other cope with the loss of a loved one

MedlinePlus End of Life issues online resources for patients and caregivers

On Our Own Terms: Moyers on Dying - Four-part PBS series by television journalist Bill Moyers that focuses on end-of-life care in the U.S.

A Sociology of Death and Dying consists of a series of hypertextual essays divided into nine major sections, including Death and the Social Order, Bids for Symbolic Immortality and Longevity, and How We Die. Throughout the site, numerous links to relevant thanatological resources are provided. Includes the Death Clock, the Internet's friendly reminder that life is slipping away... second by second.

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