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Print, Electronic, and Web resources for Mortuary Science Students
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General databases

The following databases index magazine, journals and newspaper articles on a wide variety of subjects including mortuary science, funeral homes, pathology and thanatology.  Keyword search these databases to find articles on mortuary science topics:

MasterFile Premier

Academic Search Premier

Academic OneFile

JSTOR Arts & Life Sciences


Business databases

Business Source Elite    This business-oriented database will include articles about the funeral home industry & funeral supply industry.


Health Sciences databases

CINAHL    This database covers nursing, allied health disciplines, biomedicince, consumer health, and public health services.  Keyword search this database for articles on death, bereavement, grief, death counseling, postmortem care and other thanatology topics.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection    This psychology database will include articles about death & dying, death education, grief, and other associated psychological and emotional aspects of thanatology and funerals.


The Ankeny DMACC Library suscribes to these mortuary science-related magazines:

American Funeral Director



Dodge Magazine

Mortuary Management


    Books in the Library

    These are only a few of the books in the Library's collection on Mortuary Science topics.

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    Mortuary Science: A Sourcebook
    Call Number: Ankeny Main: RA 622 .S93 2002

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    Pathology and Microbiology for Mortuary Science
    Call Number: Ankeny Main: RB 112 .M856 2006

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    The Encyclopedia of Death and Dying
    Call Number: Ankeny Main: HQ 1073 .C374 2005

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    Choosing a Career in Mortuary Science and the Funeral Industry
    Call Number: Ankeny Main: RA 1063.4 .S73 2002

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    Considering a Career in Mortuary Science
    Call Number: Ankeny Main: HD 9999 .U53 U575 1995

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    Death to Dust: What Happen to Dead Bodies - Iserson
    Call Number: Ankeny Main: QP 87 .I83 2001

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    Death, Bereavement, and Mourning
    Call Number: Ankeny Main: BF 789 .D4 D348 2005

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    Funeral Home Customer Service A-Z
    Call Number: Ankeny Main: HD 9999 .U53 W65 2001


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