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5-Cyano-1,3-phenylene diacetate

5-Cyano-1,3-phenylene diacetate

Date: June 1, 2014
Creator: Abbassi, Bahar; Brumfield, Michela; Jones, Lloyd M.; Nesterov, Vladimir N. & Carr, Andrew J.
Description: This article discusses 5-cyano-1,3-phenylene diacetate.
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An 18th Century Near-Death Experience: The Case of George de Benneville

An 18th Century Near-Death Experience: The Case of George de Benneville

Date: Autumn 2006
Creator: Vincent, Ken R. & Morgan, John C.
Description: Article discussing the near-death experience (NDE) of George de Benneville during the 18th century, regarding his autobiographical account of the religious vision he had during his experience. It also compares the account to other ancient and modern NDEs.
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The Absence of Tunnel Sensations in Near-Death Experiences from India

The Absence of Tunnel Sensations in Near-Death Experiences from India

Date: Winter 1994
Creator: Kellehear, Allan; Stevenson, Ian; Pasricha, Satwant & Cook, Emily
Description: Abstract: This article questions the recent report by Susan Blackmore (1993) of tunnel sensations in near-death experiences in India, and presents anthropological and methodological reasons for doubting the validity of that finding.
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The Acute Dying Experience

The Acute Dying Experience

Date: Spring 2008
Creator: Sabom, Michael B.
Description: Article discussing the acute dying experience (ADE), which incorporates peritraumatic dissociation and hyperarousal into an experiential continuum lasting seconds to minutes. It is instantly triggered by the sudden, clear perception of threat of significant injury and/or death and followed, at times, by physical trauma, physiological derangement, and loss of consciousness. Results from this and other studies show that paradoxically the more terrifying and traumatic an accident may appear, the more peaceful and painless it may actually be experienced.
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Afterlife Research and the Shamanic Turn

Afterlife Research and the Shamanic Turn

Date: Autumn 2001
Creator: Grosso, Michael
Description: Abstract: In Western culture, approaches to the afterlife have mutated throughout history, from shamanism and mythology to philosophy, spiritualism, and psychical research. For conceptual reasons, however, survival research seems to many to be languishing, despite some remarkable recent advances. I urge a return to a more experience-based approach, modeled after features of the near-death experience, for its practical benefits; I intend that approach to complement other forms of research, not displace them. Finally, I underscore the unique status of survival research as a scientific pursuit.
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Afterward: Making Meaning After a Frightening Near-Death Experience

Afterward: Making Meaning After a Frightening Near-Death Experience

Date: Winter 2002
Creator: Bush, Nancy Evans
Description: Abstract: The routes by which individuals attribute meaning to a near-death experience (NDE) appear to be similar, whether the experience was radiant or terrifying. This article explores three such avenues in relation to frightening experiences. I argue that resisting a terrifying NDE is likely to intensify fearfulness in an individual, and also that a similar effect occurs within society when this type of experience is resisted and misunderstood. The article concludes with an approach to synthesis and suggested techniques that may be useful in integrating the experience.
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Amazing Grace: The Healing Effects of Near-Death Experiences on Those Dying and Grieving

Amazing Grace: The Healing Effects of Near-Death Experiences on Those Dying and Grieving

Date: Winter 1997
Creator: Horacek, Bruce J.
Description: Study presenting evidence of seven categorical situations where participating in or knowledge of near-death experiences (NDEs) and nearing-death awareness experiences serve as healing agents in facing one's own death or the death of a significant other.
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Amazing Grace: The Near-Death Experience as a Compensatory Gift

Amazing Grace: The Near-Death Experience as a Compensatory Gift

Date: Autumn 1991
Creator: Ring, Kenneth
Description: Paper illustrating the apparently providential timing and the healing character of near-death experiences (NDEs) and NDE-like episodes, through four case histories of persons whose lives, prior to their experiences, were marked by deep anguish and a sense of hopelessness.
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American Society for Indexing Conferences: An Analysis of Major Topics, 1997-2011

American Society for Indexing Conferences: An Analysis of Major Topics, 1997-2011

Date: 2012
Creator: Sassen, Catherine
Description: Article offering an analysis of major topics at the American Society for Indexing Conferences from 1997 through 2011.
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Analysis of URL References in ETDs: A Case Study at the University of North Texas

Analysis of URL References in ETDs: A Case Study at the University of North Texas

Date: July 3, 2014
Creator: Phillips, Mark Edward; Alemneh, Daniel Gelaw & Reyes Ayala, Brenda
Description: Article discussing a case study at the University of North Texas (UNT) on an analysis of URL references in electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).
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The Anatomy of a Transformation: An Analysis of the Psychological Structure of Four Near-Death Experiences

The Anatomy of a Transformation: An Analysis of the Psychological Structure of Four Near-Death Experiences

Date: Spring 1997
Creator: White, Patti R.
Description: Abstract: In this paper, I discuss the general psychological structure of four near-death experiences and the evolutionary nature of the mental processes that occur. I suggest that the transformational aspect of each near-death experience comes at the culmination of the mental processes through archetypal imagery drawn from the context of the experiencer's life.
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Angels in Near-Death Experiences

Angels in Near-Death Experiences

Date: Autumn 1992
Creator: Lundhal, Craig R.
Description: Abstract: The literature on near-death experiences (NDEs) contains no substantive discussion of angels in NDEs, even though there are references to angels in several studies of these experiences. In this article I identify angels in NDEs and describe their functions in the NDE based on published NDE accounts. I conclude that angels are personages with whom the NDEr does not usually recall having previous acquaintance. Angels serve as guides, messengers, or escorts in the NDE.
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An Anthropological Perspective on Near-Death-Like Experiences in Three Men's Pregnancy-Related Spiritual Crises

An Anthropological Perspective on Near-Death-Like Experiences in Three Men's Pregnancy-Related Spiritual Crises

Date: Summer 2006
Creator: Lahood, Gregg
Description: Article bringing a transpersonal perinatal anthropological perspective to the study of three fathers' near-death-like experiences (NDEs) with the "spiritual emergencies" of three New Zealand men during their partners' pregnancies. It explores the seemingly anomalous male birth/death/rebirth experiences and draws some parallels with what some Western researchers have called "the shamanic crisis," and compares their stories with the symbolic reproductive maneuvers of shaman midwives.
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Archiving Web-Published Materials: A Needs Assessment of Librarians, Researchers, and Content Providers

Archiving Web-Published Materials: A Needs Assessment of Librarians, Researchers, and Content Providers

Date: 2008
Creator: Murray, Kathleen R. & Hsieh, Inga K.
Description: Article discussing archiving web-published materials and a needs assessment of librarians, researchers, and content providers.
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Are Out-of-Body Experiences Evidence for Survival?

Are Out-of-Body Experiences Evidence for Survival?

Date: December 1983
Creator: Blackmore, Susan
Description: Article that seeks to define out-of-body experiences (OBEs) and argues that both theoretical and empirical reasons prove that OBEs cannot provide evidence for survival of death.
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Are We There Yet? Toward a Workable Controlled Vocabulary for Music

Are We There Yet? Toward a Workable Controlled Vocabulary for Music

Date: July 2012
Creator: McKnight, Mark
Description: This article discusses moving toward a workable controlled vocabulary for music.
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Art book indexes reviewed

Art book indexes reviewed

Date: September 2014
Creator: Sassen, Catherine
Description: Article discussing index characteristics considered important by reviewers of art books.
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Artificial Intelligence, Libraries, and Information Retrieval

Artificial Intelligence, Libraries, and Information Retrieval

Date: 1992
Creator: Halbert, Martin
Description: Article discussing artificial intelligence, libraries, and information retrieval.
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ASI conference presentations: a content analysis of major topics, 1997-2012

ASI conference presentations: a content analysis of major topics, 1997-2012

Date: December 2012
Creator: Sassen, Catherine
Description: Article on the American Society for Indexing (ASI) conference presentations. This article identifies major topics discussed at ASI conferences from 1997 through 2012 and explores how topics have changed over time.
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Assessing Psychologists' Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Near-Death Phenomena

Assessing Psychologists' Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Near-Death Phenomena

Date: Winter 1989
Creator: Walker, Barbara A. & Russell, Robert D.
Description: Abstract: Nina Thornburg's (1988) Near-Death Phenomena Knowledge and Attitudes Questionnaire was distributed to 326 randomly selected Illinois psychologists. Of 117 usable questionnaires received, the mean score for knowledge questions was 7.5 of a maximum score of 18. Respondents were most knowledgeable about near-death elements of peace, out-of-body transcendence, and tunnel/light phenomena. The mean score for the attitude portion of the instrument was 61.3 of a maximum score of 85 points for the most positive attitude. Seven percent of the respondents indicated having had a near-death experience, 19% indicated having counseling near-death experiencers, and 28% indicated having had personal contacts with an experiencer.
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Assessment in Fieldwork Courses: What Are We Rating?

Assessment in Fieldwork Courses: What Are We Rating?

Date: October 2014
Creator: Brannon, Sian
Description: This article uses inductive content analysis to assess fieldwork evaluations in library school coursework.
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Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library

Assessment of Cataloging Services in an Academic Library

Date: December 30, 2015
Creator: Sassen, Catherine; Loafman, Kathryn & Welch, Rebecca
Description: This article contains survey data on cataloging services as assessed by personnel in the Public Services Division and the Catalog and Metadata Services Department.
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Assessment of Clergy Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Near-Death Experiences

Assessment of Clergy Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Near-Death Experiences

Date: Spring 1992
Creator: Bechtel, Lori J.; Chen, Alex; Pierce, Richard A. & Walker, Barbara A.
Description: Article discussing the results of a questionnaire distributed to clergy from Pennsylvania and Illinois, which showed the respondents had limited knowledge of the near-death experience (NDE) but had a moderately positive attitude toward the subject.
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An Assessment of Physicians' Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward the Near-Death Experience

An Assessment of Physicians' Knowledge of and Attitudes Toward the Near-Death Experience

Date: Winter 1994
Creator: Moore, Linda Hutton
Description: Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate physicians' knowledge of and attitudes toward near-death experiences (NDEs). The study population consisted of 143 staff physicians in the Baptist Memorial Hospital System. Participants completed by mail a modified version of Thornburg's (1988) Near-Death Phenomena Knowledge and Attitudes Questionnaire. Less than one-fourth of the physicians had a well-grounded knowledge base regarding NDEs, while two-thirds had a positive attitude toward NDEs. These data suggest the need for inservice programs for medical and nursing staff regarding near-death phenomena. Further studies assessing physicians' knowledge of and attitudes toward NDEs are recommended utilizing a larger population from a wider geographical region.
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