|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)|
National Science Foundation: An independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defence."
Energy Citations Database. Access to citations and full-text articles from 1943-present in an array of science fields.
Science.gov. Gateway to a large selection of websites, narrowed by topic.
Science Research: A free, publicly available deep web search engine that uses advanced "federated search technology" to return high quality results by submitting your search query - in real-time - to other well respected search engines then collating, ranking and dropping duplicates of the results.
Scitopia. Digital library of 21 leading science and technology societies.
Wolfram Mathworld: The web's most extensive mathematical resource, provided as a free service to the world's mathematics and internet communities.