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Boost your database IQ with CQ Researcher

February 24, 2020 - 11:18am -- Caitlyn

One of the many research tools that DPL offers its customers (that means you, dear reader) is access to a wide range of databases. I hear you asking why you should care. Surely databases can’t possibly be of use to you, a cool teen with nary a care in the world? Au contraire. You know how your teachers are constantly telling you that you can’t use Wikipedia for research, because anyone can hop on and edit it? Or how you have to be really careful about where you find information on the Internet, because approximately 90% of it is hot garbage (at least in terms of research helpfulness)?

Resolve to Read Better in 2020

December 30, 2019 - 1:54pm -- Caitlyn

Ah, we're at the beginning of a new year (and decade!). The prospect of staring down months of post-holiday winter might make a lot of folks grumpy, but I LOVE the beginning of a new year. It’s like opening a brand new notebook, or a fresh jar of peanut butter. Fresh opportunity as far as the eye can see. It’s a time to set goals, and what goal is better than improving your reading life?

Here are some ideas for successful reading resolutions in 2020:

Getting started:

Books So Good They're Scary

October 23, 2019 - 3:45pm -- Caitlyn

It’s no secret that this is my favorite time of year - pumpkin patches, crunchy leaves, cooler weather, and of course spooooooky books! But what to read? Something that will leave you sleeping with the lights on? Something a little less terrifying and more atmospheric? Something funny and scary? Whether you’re looking to have your blood chilled, or just want something a little spooky to get you into the Halloween spirit, we’ve got you covered.

Historical Horror

You'll Like These AP Readalikes

September 17, 2019 - 10:30am -- Caitlyn

The school year is in full swing, which means that you, dear reader, most likely have some reading assignments looming on the horizon. Whether you’re in AP classes or not, English teachers LOVE to assign books that are likely to crop up on the AP literature test. But that list is huge, and figuring out which books you might actually enjoy reading can be daunting. Fear not! Here is a list of amazing AP books that read a lot like some much more recent popular young adult titles.

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