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Evaluating What You Find

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)

Websites

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.