Skeptics is a great place to get information on reliable sources and facts. Usually, one posts a claim (one is skeptical about) and the community comes back with really good links or citations for fact-checking.
This made me wonder:
Is Skeptics also the right place to post questions when one is trying to find reliable sources to a specific, but general topic?
Obviously, this is not the case for easily Google-able things (but such post would also be ill-received in general on StackExchange), but if one f.e. wants to know where one could get most reliable data/facts on a certain topic, could he just place that question here?
It is essentially looking for the identical answer and the only difference, really, would be that the question is phrased as:
I want to know about [fact]. What is a reliable source?
[some source] claimed [fact]. Is it really true? (What is a reliable source?)
And yet, it seems to be a bit off-topic to ask in that way. So, what is the general opinion about these types of questions? And if they don't belong on this site, is there a better StackExchange site for this? And if there isn't, is it worthwhile to suggest it in Area51 ?