Students and teachers: when you’re looking for quality information to support your teaching and learning, we invite you to explore the links here. Here you’ll find a wide range of resource types from New Zealand and overseas, along with tips on how to make best use of them.
Junior school -here
Learn more here about the amazing world of science by enjoying our fun science experiments, cool facts, online games, free activities, ideas, lesson plans, photos, quizzes, videos & science fair projects.
Find this and more here.
Papers Past contains more than three million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals. The collection covers the years 1839 to 1945 and includes 93 publications from all regions of New Zealand.
Your one stop site for achieving in NCEA maths, science, and English. Find what you need to know, contact subject teachers, and get encouragement from other
NZ on Screen
NZ On Screen is unlocking the treasure chest, providing access to the
wealth of television, film and music video produced in NZ, along
with knowledgeable background information.
"Project Gutenberg" is the first producer of free e books - almost 50,000 are available to read and download in many languages. Click here
Please take a look- The National Library has curated resources around topics for your inquiry
Any question, Many answers
New Zealand History online A New Zealand history website produced by professional historians for a general audience. Includes a broad range of topics, audio clips and videos.
This website has a plethora of data bases including The Encyclopedia of Britanica. It contains thousands of international and NZ magazines, newspaper, substantial reference works and biographies. It is funded by the Ministry of Education. If you don't know the username and password please contact the library or ask your teacher
The Boolean Machine, by Rockwell Schrock, gives a
simple, interactive one-page demonstration of how Boolean searching works. Just move your cursor over the AND / OR / NOT and you’ll see how it influences your search results.
DigitalNZ - is where you can search for great New Zealand content. The site has more that 25 million digital items- including audio.
Login to make your own set:
Children and their families deserve to have access to the books of their culture, as well as the majority culture, regardless of where they live.
The Foundation aspires to have every culture and language represented so that every child can know and appreciate the riches of children's literature from the world community.
BibMe. A great tool to use when you need to make a bibliography. You can use it to cite websites, books, journals, film - pretty much anything you want to cite.
Archives New Zealand
Archives New Zealand, Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga is the official guardian of New Zealand’s public archives. It gathers, stores and protects an extremely wide range of material. Examples of their holdings include the originals of the Treaty of Waitangi, government documents, maps, paintings, photographs and film.
Dictionary of NZ Biography
The Dictionary of New
Zealand Biography. Find out all about Famous New Zealanders - there are video and audio clips and the best information you can find on all kinds of famous NZers
Te Ara - The Encyclopaedia of New Zealand is the best online encyclopedia for New Zealand. In Māori, Te Ara means ‘the pathway’. Through interlinking text and image trails, the Encyclopedia takes you on a journey of discovery. Beginning with the theme of Peoples, it will eventually present a comprehensive guide to New Zealand – its natural environment, history, culture, economics and government.
Wellington City Library
The New Zealand Film Commission. You can search for films here- there
is an ability to narrow your search by genre, year, format and more.
Are you wanting to find a New Zealand short story?
Click on this link from The University of Waikato.
Certainly, a great resource!
Mygateway data base
Search across thousands of articles on a range of topics, or browse online
magazines and newspapers. This is mygateway.info - a collection of online "premium"
databases you can access for free with your WCC library card.
If you are looking for recreational reading 'hot off the press' , please check out the new books from Wellington City Library here