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Editor's Foreword

Description: Editorial statement introducing the contents of the journal issue and providing other relevant notes.
Date: Winter 2015
Creator: Holden, Janice Miner

Paranormal Aspects of Pre-Existence Memories in Young Children

Description: Abstract: The authors present both unconfirmed and externally confirmed cases of children's pre-existence memories with paranormal aspects that apparently cannot be explained by childish fantasy. The anomalous phenomena mostly comprise extrasensory perception with one case involving psychokinesis. Such aspects are similar to and convergent with paranormal aspects of near-death experiences and point to a common, non-physical origin of both types of experiences.
Date: Winter 2015
Creator: Rivas, Titus; Carman, Elizabeth M.; Carman, Neil J. & Dirven, Anny

Editor's Foreword

Description: Editorial statement introducing the contents of the journal issue and providing other relevant notes.
Date: Autumn 2015
Creator: Holden, Janice Miner

Of Love and Light: A Case Report of End-of-Life Experiences

Description: Abstract: Unusual occurrences at the end-of-life have been reported anecdotally over centuries yet have only recently attracted increased academic attention. Recent studies suggest commonality to end-of-life experiences (ELEs), which can be broadly categorized into six types. ELEs are relatively common, frequently occurring in terminally ill and palliative patients. They also reportedly have positive effects on the dying, facilitating more peaceful deaths. We present a case report of the death of a woman of Cook Island Maori and New Zealand Maori descent who died from cancer, as retrospectively reported by her husband. The case is interesting due to the number of ELEs occurring for the dying as well as significant others during the period leading up to, at the moment of, and after her death. The case is discussed in relation to previous findings on ELEs and resulting implications for enhancing understandings of the dying process and consciousness.
Date: Autumn 2015
Creator: Tassell-Matamua, Natasha A. & Steadman, Kate

Shedding Light on the Tunnel and Light in Near-Death Experiences: A Case Study

Description: Partial abstract: In this article, we present a case study of an adult male who experienced both gravity induced loss of consciousness (G-LOC) as a Korean War aviation cadet, including narrowing of his visual field to a point of light and also two subsequent transpersonal experiences -- a near-death experience (NDE) and an after-death communication (ADC) -- that both included a tunnel-and-light feature. His Near-Death Experience Scale scores for each experience and his comparison of the qualia of these experiences provide unique evidence in the debate about the nature and likely origins of such experiences. These data place more weight on the argument that the tunnel and light in transpersonal experiences cannot reasonably be attributed to loss of oxygen in the brain.
Date: Autumn 2015

Two Cases of Spontaneous Mediumship Experiences of Near-Death Experiencers

Description: Abstract: Spontaneous mediumship experiences (SMEs), in which living people are visited uninvited by discarnates -- deceased humans -- who ask the living person to convey a message to another living person, are considered a subtype of after-death communication and a potential aftereffect of near-death experiences. In this article, we describe two case studies based on semi-structured interviews in which two near-death experiencers described features and descriptions of their SMEs, positive and negative aspects associated with their SMEs, and related experiences including help-seeking behaviors. Implications for characterizing SMEs include differences in degree of spontaneity and types of discarnates and similarities in experiences of distress and number of SMEs.
Date: Autumn 2015
Creator: Foster, Ryan D.; Lee, Deborah & Duvall, Ann Grau

Editor's Foreword

Description: Editorial statement introducing the contents of the journal issue and providing other relevant notes.
Date: Summer 2015
Creator: Holden, Janice Miner

Electromagnetic and Other Environmental Effects Following Near-Death Experiences: A Primer

Description: Article describing the results of informal and formal research regarding electromagnetic (EM) effects of near-death experiences (NDEs); it reviews cases in which a person acts on his environment and those in which a person reacts to the environment. The paper also proposes more precise terminology regarding EM phenomena based on the research and literature review.
Date: Summer 2015
Creator: Blalock, Sarah; Holden, Janice Miner & Atwater, P. M. H.

Electromagnetic Phenomena Reported by Near-Death Experiencers

Description: Abstract: Electromagnetic (EM) aftereffects have been reported following near-death experiences (NDEs). These effects include both (a) EM actions, apparent actions by the individual on the surrounding EM environment, and (b) EM reactions, apparent reactions of the individual to the EM environment. This study investigated EM aftereffects among 216 NDErs, 54 persons who had been close to death without NDEs, and 150 persons who had never been close to death. NDErs reported both greater EM actions and greater EM reactions than did either comparison group. Among NDErs, those with higher scores on the NDE Scale reported more EM aftereffects. Thse findings corroborate and extend prior studies and suggest the need for controlled experiments to measure the kinds and strengths of EM fields generated or channeled by NDErs, the kinds of EM fields and devices that are affected by NDErs, and the kinds and strengths of EM fields to which NDErs react.
Date: Summer 2015
Creator: Greyson, Bruce; Liester, Mitchell B.; Kinsey, Lee; Alsum, Steve & Fox, Glen

Indexes in award-winning cookbooks

Description: Article discussing indexes in award-winning cookbooks and whether the quality of a cookbook is reflected in the quality of its index.
Date: June 1, 2015
Creator: Sassen, Catherine

Spotlight on North Texas: Grant Materials

Description: These grant materials were prepared for a project funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities Common Heritage program to digitize, preserve, and provide access to community historical records. The award funded digitization of print and media items related to the motion picture history of Denton County and a lecture highlighting Denton’s film history and materials discovered during the program. For this grant, UNT served as the lead institution and collaborated with the Texas Archive of the Moving Image. The grant materials include a history of Denton County’s involvement in film production and distribution, digitization standards, and a work plan for the project. This proposal was funded for $11,840.
Date: June 2015
Creator: Treat, Laura

Editor's Foreword

Description: Editorial statement introducing the contents of the journal issue and providing other relevant notes.
Date: Spring 2015
Creator: Holden, Janice Miner

Explaining Near-Death Experiences: Physical or Non-Physical Causation?

Description: Article discussing current research and possible causes of near-death experiences, comparing the hypotheses regarding physiological causes (e.g., neural circuitry) and non-physical causes (e.g., a separation of consciousness).
Date: Spring 2015
Creator: Mays, Robert G. & Mays, Suzanne B.

Guest Editorial: When Does Request for Evidence About NDEs Become Harassment?

Description: Editorial commentary discussing the author's personal accounts and the accounts of others who have had near-death experiences and how their lives have been affected afterward by others who insist on having proof or deny their experiences due to lack of verification.
Date: Spring 2015
Creator: Atwater, P. M. H.

Enhancing Access to E-books

Description: Article on a study of enhancing access to e-books.
Date: September 30, 2014
Creator: Harker, Karen & Sassen, Catherine

Teaching the Catalog as a Reference Tool

Description: Article in a column for "The Reference Librarian," Material-Mind-Method: On the Teaching of Reference. This article discusses teaching the catalog as a reference tool.
Date: January 29, 2015
Creator: Roy, Loriene & Hardin, Gregory

A Defense of Preservation in the Age of MPLP

Description: This article looks at Mark A. Greene and Dennis Meissner's attitudes towards preservation as revealed in their articles on More Product, Less Process (MPLP), the relationship between access and preservation, and the importance of preservation within archives; it also offers strategies for efficient preservation.
Date: 2015
Creator: Phillips, Jessica