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Teens > Research Tips & Tricks

Wel­come to the DeKalb Coun­ty Pub­lic Library Research Page! Here you will find a few web­sites, tips and tricks on how to get start­ed on your research paper or project, how to make sure the infor­ma­tion you find is fac­tu­al, and how to nav­i­gate library databases.

Top­ics and Keywords

Using guide­lines and key­words to nar­row down your top­ic and make research easier.

Find­ing Information

Using library data­bas­es to find books, jour­nal arti­cles and more.

Check­ing Your Sources

What makes a source trust­wor­thy or credible?

Cit­ing Your Sources

Cred­it where cred­it is due.

DCPL Resources

A list of the resource data­bas­es avail­able to you at DCPL.