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Article Databases and Indexes
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Covers all areas of psychology, including experimental and developmental, communications, social processes and issues, personality, physical and psychological disorders, professional issues, applied psychology, educational psychology, behavioral literature in such related fields as law, business and medicine. Also indexes books and book chapters. Useful subject headings: death rites; death attitudes; death education; grief.
Academic or Scholarly Articles Subject Indexes
CINAHL, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health, has a multidisciplinary scope covering nursing, 17 allied health disciplines, biomedicine and consumer health. Useful subject headings: burial practices; bereavement; grief; death counseling; postmortem care; death.
Indexes approximately 2,700 titles in sociology, family, culture, mass phenomena, social problems, social psychology and more. Useful subject headings: grief; death; death riturals; dying; burials; cremation; funerals; cemeteries; death attitudes; obituaries; religious riturals; widowhood; ossuaries.
General Indexes to Magazine, Journal & Newspaper Articles
LexisNexis Academic is a full text databases of business, legal, and over 1,500 newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. It includes sources for accounting, environmental studies, health and medical care, government and politics, people, consumer information, and countries worldwide. Locate information about companies, including company profiles from Hoovers. Legal publications include federal and state statutes, codes, cases, agency rules & regulations, Shepards Citations service, patent search and other legal reference materials.
Catalogs and Bibliographies
Bibliographies, by subject as well as -- 1. Associations and organizations. 2. College and university programs in funeral service education and/or mortuary science. 3. Funeral service state examining boards. 4. Accreditation standards of the American Board of Funeral Servvice Education. 5. Mortuary science periodicals
General Reference Sources
Introduction -- Historical background -- The field guide -- Discussion of the classification -- Form of disposal -- Body preparation -- Individuality -- Articulation -- Position -- Deposition -- Orientation, alignment, and facing -- Grave goods or inclusions -- Disposal container -- Features -- Description of disposal area -- Demography -- Excavation -- Data recording.
Addresses traditional death and dying-related topics, focusing on the human experience. Includes the complex cultural beliefs and traditions and the institutionalized social rituals that surround dying and death, as well as the array of emotional responses relating to bereavement, grieving, and mourning.
"The 327 signed entries, written by scholars and expert care providers, range in length from a few paragraphs to several pages. The focus of the entries is on exploring 'the place of death in contemporary life,' although the encyclopedia also aims to provide a historical perspective of death and dying through the ages."
Handbooks and Manuals
v. 1. The presence of death. Pt. 1: Death in cultural context -- pt. 2. Death in social context: variants in morality and meaning -- pt. 3. Death and social controversy -- pt. 4. Passing away: dying as social process -- v. 2. The response to death. pt. 5. Funeralization: the social ceremonies of death -- pt. 6. Body disposition -- pt. 7. Thanatological aftermath -- pt. 8. The legalities of death -- pt. 9. The creative imagination and the response to death -- pt. 9. The future of death.
Handbook of thanatology : the essential body of knowledge for the study of death, dying, and bereavement
Contents: Pt. 1. Dying. Culture, socialization, and dying / Charles A. Corr and Donna M. Corr -- Religion, spirituality, and dying / Marcia Lattanzi-Licht -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on dying / Kenneth J. Doka -- Life span issues and dying / Robin Paletti -- The family, larger systems, and dying / Stephen R. Connor -- Ethical and legal issues and dying / Arthur Zuker -- Pt. 2. End-of-life decision making. Culture, socialization, and end-of-life decision making / Andrea C. Walker -- Religion, spirituality, and end-of-life decision making / Richard B. Gilbert -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on end-of-life decision making / James L. Werth, Jr. and Christine Harte -- Life span issues and end-of-life decision making / Andrea C. Walker -- The family, larger systems, and end-of-life decision making / Robyn L. Mowery -- Ethical and legal issues and end-of-life decision making / Arthur Zucker -- Pt. 3. Loss, grief, and mourning. Culture, socialization, and loss, grief, and mourning / Paul C. Rosenblatt -- Religion and spirituality in loss, grief, and mourning / Dennis Klass -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on loss, grief, and mourning / Charles A. Corr and Donna M. Corr -- Life span issues and loss, grief, and mourning part 1: the importance of a developmental context: childhood and adolescence as an example / Kevin Ann Oltjenbruns -- Part 2: adulthood / David E. Balk -- The family, larger systems, and loss, grief, and mourning / Alicia Skinner Cook -- Ethical and legal issues and loss, grief, and mourning / David K. Meagher -- Pt. 4. Assessment and intervention. Culture and socialization in assessment and intervention / Ester R. Shapiro -- Religion, spirituality, and assessment and intervention / Kenneth J. Doka -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on assessment and intervention / John R. Jordan and Robert A. Neimeyer -- Contents: Life span issues and assessment and intervention / David A. Crenshaw -- Assessment and intervention in the family and larger systems / Jennifer L. Matheson -- Ethical and legal issues in assessment and intervention / Jackson P. Rainer -- Pt. 5. Traumatic death. Culture, socialization, and traumatic death / Jeffrey Kauffman -- Religion, spirituality, and traumatic death / Gerry R. Cox -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on traumatic death / Lillian M. Range -- Life span issues and traumatic death / David Lester -- The family, larger systems, and traumatic death / David A. Crenshaw -- Ethical and legal issues in traumatic death / David K. Meagher -- Pt. 6. Death education. Culture, socialization, and death education / Lynne Ann DeSpelder and Albert Strickland -- Religion, spirituality, and death education / Robert G. Stevenson -- Historical and contemporary perspectives on death education / Illene C. Noppe -- The family, larger systems, and death education / Kathleen R. Gilbert and Colleen I. Murray -- Ethical and legal issues and death education / Carla J. Sofka -- Pt. 7. Two overarching indicators within fundamental knowledge of thanatology -- Professional issues and thanatology / Carol Wogrin -- Resources in thanatology / Gordon Thornton, Scarlett Jett and Mary Lou Zanich.
Outlines the general perspective on death held by the major world religions. Funeral practices in individual countries (organized by region: Asia, Oceania, Africa, Middle East, Europe, Commonwealth of Independent States, North and Central America, South America) are discussed
-- This meta-index of death & dying resources includes the following topics: cross-cultural issues; death in the arts and humanities; types of death; life after death; obituaries; memorials; religion; politics; euthanasia and physician assisted suicide; animal rights; grief; funeral customs and planning. It is complied and maintained by Michael C. Kearl, Trinity University.
The world's most detailed 3D model of human anatomy available online created by Primal Pictures. Includes features such as interactive zoom, rotation, angle, interactive layers, extensive text, MRI, clinical slides and xrays, live action movies, animations, radiology slides, dissection videos and slides, surface anatomy videos and slides. Focuses on muscles, ligaments, nerves, veins, arteries, bones.
Style Manuals and Writing Guides
RefWorks is a web-based citation manager that allows you to create your own databases of citations by importing references from MNCAT and other databases, and then in seconds automatically generate bibliographies in all major styles (MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago, etc.).
1. Phase one of the writing process: from idea to draft -- 2. Phase two of the writing process: developing precise sentences -- 3. Phase three of the writing process: using precise words and developing a professional style -- 4. Phase four of the writing process: creating essays that flow -- 5. Phases five and six of the writing process: editing and proofreading -- 6. Expository writing -- 7. Writing the argument -- 8. Writing to inform: the research paper -- 9. Writing the thesis -- 10. Writing for publication -- 11. Documentation -- 12. The business of writing.
Contents Research, researchers, and readers -- Prologue: Becoming a researcher -- Thinking in print: Uses of research, public and private -- Connecting with your reader: (Re-)creating yourself and your audience -- Asking questions, finding answers -- Prologue: Planning your project - an overview -- From topics to questions -- From questions to a problem -- From problems to sources -- Engaging sources -- Making a claim and supporting it -- Prologue: Assembling a research argument -- Making good arguments: Overview -- Making claims -- Assembling reasons and evidence -- Acknowledgments and responses -- Warrants -- Planning, drafting, and revising -- Prologue: Planning again -- Planning -- Drafting your report -- Revising your organization and argument -- Communicating evidence visually -- Introductions and conclusions-- Revising style: Telling your story clearly -- Some last considerations.
Pt. I. Some preliminaries. What is scientific writing? -- Historical perspectives -- Approaching a writing project -- What is a scientific paper? -- Ethics in scientific publishing -- Where to submit your manuscript -- Pt. II. Preparing the text. How to prepare the title -- How to list the authors and addresses -- How to prepare the abstract - How to write the introduction -- How to write the materials and methods section --How to write the results -- How to write the discussion -- How to state the acknowledgments -- How to cite the references -- Pt. III. Preparing the tables and figures. How to design effective tables -- How to prepare effective graphs -- How to prepare effective photographys -- Pt. IV. Publishing the paper. Rights and permissions -- How to submit the manuscript -- The review process (how to deal with editors) -- The publishing process (how to deal with proofs) -- Pt. V. Doing other writing for publication. How to write a review paper -- How to write opinion (book reviews, editorials, and letters to the editor) -- How to write a book chapter or a book -- How to write for the public -- Pt. VI. conference communications. How to present a paper orally -- How to prepare a poster -- How to write a conference report -- Pt. VII. Scientific style. Use and misuse of English -- Avoiding jargon -- How and when to use abbreviations -- Writing clearly across cultures and media -- How to write science in English as a foreign language -- Pt. VIII. Other topics in scientific communication. How to write a thesis -- How to prepare a curriculum vitae -- How to prepare grant proposals and progress reports -- How to write a recommendation letter - and how to ask for one -- How to work with the media -- How to provide peer review -- How to seek a scientific-communication career.