FALSE PROPHET: THE AUM CULT OF TERROR
There are two excellent books on the sect:
Brackett, D.W., Holy Terror Armageddon in Tokyo. New York: Weatherhill, 1996
Kaplan, David E. and Marshall, Andrew, The Cult at the End of the World. Crown Publishers, 1996.
A number of online sources were also used:
Smithson, Amy E. and Levy, Leslie Anne, "Ataxia: The Chemical and Biological Terrorism Threat and the U.S. Response." Henry L. Stimson Center.
New Scientist Archive -- www.newscientist.com
Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies
"Global Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Case Study on the Aum Shinrikyo." Senate Government Affairs Permanent Subcommittee fas.org and www.fas.org/bwc/papers/aumpap.htm)
"Japanese sect was close to bioterrorism, journal says. Live anthrax found at office." Miami Herald, August 30, 2001 (available here)
Apologetics Index: a research resource on religious cults (www.gospelcom.net/apolgeticsindex/)
www.abcnews.go.com, particularly "A Lesson in Biology: 1993 Failed Biological Attacks Offer Scientists Important Lessons." October 5, 2001.
Additional information was also gleaned from various Japanese online newspapers that ran coverage of the sect, the most notable being the Japan Times and the Kyodo News.