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Religion 259: Feminist Studies in Religion: Useful Websites

Evaluating Websites

Use these points to evaluate the credibility of Websites:

Accuracy 
How reliable is the information? Are there editors or fact checkers?

Authority
What are the author's qualifications?

Objectivity 
Is the author trying to sway opinion?  Is the information biased?

Currency
Is the publication date indicated? Is the source up to date?

Coverage 
Does the site cover the topic comprehsively, or are there gaps?

 

Sites that provide guidance on evaluating Websites:

Websites


Virtual Religion Index
Meta-site, with links to websites for specific religions, comparative religions, ethics & moral values, etc. Look at the link for academic sites and societies for the study of religion.

The Vatican
 
Center for Religion and Popular Culture
The Centre forReligion and Political Culture (CRPC) at the University of Manchester carries out research in the areas of religion and politics, and the history of the relationship between the two fields.

Religious Dispatches
A daily online magazine dedicated to the analysis and understanding of religious forces in the world today.

Religion News Service
RNS calls itself "the only secular news and photo service devoted to unbiased coverage of religion and ethics."

Pew Forum: Religion News
The Pew Forum examines a wide range of issues concerning religion and American society.

Human Rights Campaign

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
 
GLBTQ 
Encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer culture

Human Sexuality: an Encyclopedia
 
Archive for Sexology
 
American Civil Liberties Union: LGBT Rights
 
Internet Public Library: Religion and Theology
A good place to search for websites that have been vetted by librarians and instructors.

 

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