The links and tips on this page are intended to help you find useful scholarly sources for your culture group presentation. If you're still not sure how to get started or you're struggling to find what you need, email or schedule an appointment with Ximena.
If you have not watched the Stop Searching, Start Finding videos yet, consider watching them before you start your search. Parts 4, 5, and 6 review particularly relevant skills for database searching.
Example searches: religio* and cultur* and (health* or illness* or healing)
Note: QuickSearch and most other databases are NOT case sensitive, so you do NOT need to capitalize the proper names of religions when searching the databases. However, you will still need to capitalize them when typing in a PowerPoint presentation or paper.
These searches are to give you possible ideas. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies; you can formulate your search in many different ways and still find useful results.
(anabaptist* or amish or mennonite*) and (health* or healing or illness*)
(church of jesus christ of latter day saints or "lds church" or mormon*) and
(judaism or jewish) AND visit* AND ( ill* or sick* )
jehovah's witness* and (health* or medic* or illness* or healing or transfusion* or alternative therap* or hospital*)
(islam* or muslim*) and
(roman catholic* or catholic*) and
Note: An * at the end of a part of the word means tells the database to search variations on the word ending that come after that symbol.