Q. How do I find information about the practices and symbols of the church of Scientology
I would recommend the following databases for your search. These can all be found in the Online Library, listed alphabetically under the "Find Articles" button:
- ProQuest Central
- OmniFile Full Text Mega
- Academic Search Complete
In each of these databases, I would recommend checking off the full text box in order to only bring back records with the full text article attached. If you need scholarly or peer-reviewed articles, you can check off the peer-reviewed box to only bring back peer-reviewed articles. There are also articles about Scientology in the newspaper databases, Newspaper Source and Newsstand Complete. However, these resources will not have peer-reviewed articles.
For search terms, I would recommend using terms such as the following:
Scientology AND symbol*
Scientology AND icon*
Scientology AND practice
Scientology AND ritual*
Scientology AND belief*
Be sure you enter the search terms as I have listed them above. The * will bring back symbol, symbols, symbolism, etc.
Please let us know if you have any other questions!