Baskin, Judith. The Cambridge Dictionary of Judaism and Jewish Culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Print.
Baskin provides a short summary as to how Jews practice their funeral rites to their deceased, from the time of their death to the mourning period. Baskin also stated several superstitions believed by the Jews throughout the mourning and funeral period.
Bradshaw, Paul. The New SCM Dictionary of Liturgy and Worship. London: SCM Press, 2002. Print.
Bradshaw outlines as to how early Christians to modern Christians celebrate funeral rites for their love ones. He also outlines as to how Christians had changed to their funeral rites and what is being done today for the deceased in current funeral rites.
Burkhardt, Brian. "States on the Average Cost of a Funeral from around the world." 11 February 2010. Zimbio. Web. 15 April 2013.
Combined Pensioners and Superannuants Association of New South Wales. "The $140,000 Funeral: Pitfalls of funeral insurance." 28 March 2011. CPSA Articles. Web. 15 April 2013.
Craig Communications. "Importance of the Funeral Service: Why Everyone Deserves a Funeral." 26 November 2008. NewsWise. Web. 15 April 2013.
Dorsey, in his article, outlines 10 of the most extraordinary burial or funeral rites throughout the globe. He outlined some of the oldest funeral traditions formerly practiced by tribes, up to the presently practiced funeral traditions that catches the eye of people.
Erskine, Andrew. A Companion to Ancient History. Hoboken: John Wiley and Sons, 2009. Print.
Erskine had included in his work as to how Greek and Roman civilizations practiced their funerals. Visibly, there was no difference between the two civilizations, however, he cited that funeral rites vary from the social class of Greek and Roman families and in their polis.
Funeral Consumers Alliance of Idaho. "Twelve reasons why people spend too much on funerals." 2003. Funeral Consumers Alliance of Idaho Documents. Web. 15 April 2013.
National Funeral Directors Association. "Trends and Statistics." 12 April 2013. NFDA Statistics. Web. 15 April 2013.
In the website of the US National Funeral Directors Association, they have drafted the statistics of funerals and cremations in the US. The statistics also included the average price of funerals or cremations from the 1960s up to the present.
Quigley outlines in her book as to the various stages in which a deceased prepared before he or she is buried to their final resting place. Quigley provides examples of known funerals and cremations, as well as indicating the superstitions revolving about the concept of death and funeral rites.
Thomas, Madeleine. "Don't dig yourself into a hole over funeral plans." 24 July 2008. The Telegraph. Web. 15 April 2013.
Thomas outlined the two types of funeral plans: insurance and prepaid funeral plans. Insurance type would cover only a part of the funeral package, while prepaid plans would allow clients to pay the funeral service earlier. Thomas also outlined that the plans both have setbacks, which would make funeral services even expensive.