Answered By: Grand Strand Circulation
Last Updated: Apr 20, 2015     Views: 50

There are two databases (collections of articles) that are great for this topic. Luckily, these two databases can be searched together, at the same time. Follow the directions below to find articles about attitudes toward death in both Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection and Religion & Philosophy Collection.

Go to the library website and select the Databases tab. Choose Databases by Subject, then Social Sciences, then click on the link to Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection.

Above the search box, you'll see a link called "Choose Databases."

Choose Databases

Click here to open a list of all the available databases. In that list, click the checkbox next to Religion & Philosophy Collection. The check box next to Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection should already be checked. Once both databases are selected, click the yellow OK button at the top.

Next, below the search box, look for the section labelled "Limit your results." There you want to check the boxes for "Full Text" (may already be checked) and "Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals" as shown below. "Scholarly" is the database term for what your professor calls "scientific."

Full Text & Peer Review

Finally, in the search box, type "death attitudes" (with the quotation marks and everything!). This should pull up over 200 articles. If you have a specific culture in mind, you can add that to the search terms. However, a quick browse through the first two pages (20) titles finds articles about death attitudes in Mexico, Taiwan, China, Japan, India and South Africa. Simply scanning the titles should be an easy way to find those that deal with other cultures.

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