Death-Related Terms

The following terms may be useful in your search for death-related books, articles, and more. Click the term to go to WorldCat and see what’s available. From there you can refine the search with the limiters (date, format, etc.) on the left sidebar or add terms to the search box on top to narrow your search (for instance, try adding a country, state or province of interest). Click the title of an item to learn more about it and see if it’s available in a library near you.

assisted suicide
attitude to death
bereavement
burial
burial clothing
burial customs
burial history
burial in art
burial laws
burial, premature
capital punishment
cemeteries
cemeteries — landscape architecture
children and death
coffins
cremation
cremation — law and legislation
cremation — religious aspects
crematoriums
cryonics
dead
dead bodies (law)
dead — folklore
dead — identification
dead in art
dead in literature
dead — religious aspects
death (biology)
death — causes
death certificates
death — folklore
death — history
death — humor
death in art
death in dreams
death in literature
death in mass media
death in motion pictures
death in music
death in popular culture
death instinct
death — meditations
death — moral and ethical aspects
death — mythology
death — poetry
death — political aspects
death — proof and certification
death — psychological aspects
death — quotations, maxims, etc.
death — religious aspects
death — social aspects
death — symbolic aspects
dirges
donation of organs, tissues, etc.
embalming
euthanasia
fetal death
funeral decorations
funeral music
funeral sermons
funeral service
funeral supplies industry
funeral rites and ceremonies
future life
grief
hearses
infants — death
mortuary practice
mortality
mourning customs
near-death experiences
parents and death
pets and death
premature death
right to die
sepulchral monuments
sudden death
suicide
teenagers and death
terminal care
terminally ill
thanatology
tombs
undertakers and undertaking
women and death
youth and death

Yup, these are Library of Congress Subject Headings.

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