Academic librarians create LibGuides to assist researchers in locating the best tools and resources for their inquiry needs.
Here are a few useful examples:
American Academy of Religion (AAR), http://www.aarweb.org/.
The Canadian Corporation for Studies in Religion, http://www.ccsr.ca/.
Catholic Library Association (CLA), http://www.cathla.org.
International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), http://www.iahr.dk/.
North American Association for the Study of Religion (NAASR), http://www.naasr.com/.
Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), http://www.sbl-site.org/.
Society for the Study of Theology, http://www.bris.ac.uk/thrs/sst/.
|PATS: Acronym for Evaluation indicators|
|Purpose||Is the intent to INFORM or PERSUADE?|
|Authority||Scholar? Journalist? Experienced in the topic? Whatever it is, what does it mean in the context of history? Of a country? Of a time period?|
|Timeliness||Depends on your topic whether currency is important|
|Scope||Do you want something that covers the topic broadly, specifically, or in-depth? (e.g., respectively, encyclopedias, news or scholarly articles, and books)|