Year: 1999 Source: Omega, v.39, no.4, (1999), p.287-295 SIEC No: 19990849

The basic text books in death & dying make numerous references to the literature. A sample of 5 such texts disclosed that each covers similar topics, but with noted exceptions, they use references that are unique to each text. The authors’ areas of special interest are indicated by the frequency of references to those topics. An operational definition of what is a “classic” reference to the field is offered by tallying those references cited by all text authors. (12 refs.)