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Research Success for High School Students


SUMMARY: See Know Your SourcesIs It Scholarly?, and How to Identify Fake News in 10 Steps handouts for suggestions on evaluating the quality of the books, articles, and online sources you located.
Watch on YouTube: How to find citations and references and The Problem with Fake News

If you have found too many or too few sources, you may need to narrow or broaden your topic. If you get stuck, ask a librarian for help.


Fact-checking websites can help you investigate claims to help you determine whether what you hear or read is true. These resources can help you determine the legitimacy of a claim, but even fact-checking websites should be examined critically. 

Image Verification

Google Reverse Image Search

Upload an image or use image URL to identifying the creators, similar pictures, and other instances of its use on the internet. 

Google Maps

Use street view to verify locations in suspicious photos. 

TinEye Reverse Image Search

Upload an image or use image URL to see a list of sites that also use the image. 


Identifies parts of an image that may have been modified after the image's creation. 

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