Where you should search depends upon your topic.
Image Source: The Boston Gazette and Country Journal. Obituary of Patrick Carr, the fifth and final victim of the Boston Massacre. Published 19 March 1770; includes an engraving of his coffin by Paul Revere. Public Domain. Wikimedia Commons.
You'll get the best results if you search for articles in a subject database that focuses on your topic.
Looking for information on how to plan for death? A multi-disciplinary source would be best: Academic Search Premier.
Searching for a topic that falls under the psychology of death? PsycINFO is where you should begin.
Interested in the medical aspects of death? Try MEDLINE, a medical database.
Search the following databases to locate journal articles on death and dying.
Newspaper articles will provide current event information, as well as historical information--search New York Times (Historical) to see how death, burial and
related customs were viewed in the past.