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Falls Church High School Library Website: Research


"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose."   - Zora Neale Hurston

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Wikipedia is not an academic source.
Wikipedia is an evolving encyclopedia. It can be a starting point for research but should never be your only source. Always verify information with multiple resources.

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