Funeral Services Resource Guide

Find Books

The Cypress College Library has a variety of books, both print and electronic on the subject of Funeral Services and Mortuary Science. Some are textbooks, which are library use only, others are available for checkout. We also have some Reference E-books for students to use.

  • Library Catalog (example of search terms: “mortuary science,” “restorative makeup,” “embalming”)
  • Print Reference
    • Atlas of Human Anatomy REF QM25 .N46 2006
    • Countries and their Cultures REF GN307 .C68 2001
    • Death and Dying REF HQ1073 .H36 2003
    • Death and the Afterlife: A Cultural Encyclopedia REF GT3150 .T25 2000
    • Encyclopedia of Cremation REF GT3330 .E53 2005
    • Gray’s Anatomy REF QM23.2 .G73 2005
    • Illustrated Handbook of Toxology REF RA1215 .I45 2011
    • Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying REF HQ1073 .M33 2003
  • Reference e-Books
  • Textbooks

Find Articles

We have many sources at the CCL for researching articles on Mortuary Science. We have print journals, articles on our electronic databases, E-Journals, and access to other Mortuary Science databases and indexes. The Mortuary Science Department has a small Library with additional print resources for you to access as well.

  • Print Periodicals (in the Cypress College Library)
    • American Cemetery & Cremation — 12/16-current
    • Funeral Service Insider —10/16-current (online)
    • MB News (Monument Builder News) — 12/2016-current
    • Southern Calls — 12/16-current
  • Mortuary Science Department Library’s Print Periodicals List
    • American Funeral Director
    • Canadian Funeral News
    • Casket & Sunnyside
    • CFSA News (Casket & Funeral Supply of America)
    • Communique (Iowa Funeral Directors Association)
    • Dodge
    • Funeral Service Journal
    • Jewish Funeral Director
    • Morticians of the Southwest
    • Mortuary Management Magazine
    • National Funeral Director and Embalmer
    • Nomis (Funeral Home & Cemetery News)
    • Profitable Mortuary Methods
    • Southern Funeral Director
    • Successful Mortuary Operation & Service
    • The Director
    • YB News
  • CCL Databases
  • Indexes/Other Databases

Find Web Resources

There are many Mortuary Science resources, including dissertations and theses, on the Internet. We have created a list of some of them for you to access here. Also included are links to various Mortuary Science Associations and Organizations for students to join or network in.

Writing and Citing

Here is a list of tools to help you once you have done your research and are ready to write and cite your work.