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Guide to topics in religion.

Evaluating Web sites

It's important to be critical when using websites. Make sure the information is reliable and it comes from a credible source. The website below will show you how to evaluate a website.

Evaluating Web Pages: Techniques to Apply & Questions to Ask

(From UC Berkeley)

This web site will show you how to evaluate a web site.

Questions to consider:

What can the URL tell you?

Who wrote the page?

When was the page last updated?

What are authors' credentials?

Are sources documented with footnotes?

Does it link from other pages?


Web Resources

Virtual Religion Index  Created by Rutgers University, this site covers many topics in the subject of Religion.  Provides a good starting point for your research.

Pluralism Project at Harvard University The mission of this site is "to help Americans engage with the realities of religious diversity through research, outreach, and the active dissemination of resources."

Interfaith Calendar Lists sacred times for world religions.

Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life A non-partisan site that explores all aspects of religion in America and in world affairs.

Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)  Housed at Pennsylvania State University, ARDA provides current statistics related to topics in religion in the U.S. and beyond.

Is it a good resource?

Or is it CRAAP? Use this simple acronym (Currency, Relevance, Authority, Accuracy, Purpose) and guide for help evaluating sources, no matter where you find them.