Research Help

Hover over and click on images on this page to find links to some excellent sources of information. There are also some great websites to help you find images and information to help you with your research projects.

NZ Geographic has an online version that you can search – you have access at school, or with the password at home. Ask Mrs Bamber or your teacher for it. Click on the cover below to read this month’s issue – with articles about a sudden decline in Little Blue Penguins, earthquakes on the moon, and embracing the outdoors to improve anxiety.

“…nature appears to act like a deep-clean for the brain: people emerge better able to concentrate, problem-solve, and think creatively.”

New Zealand specific websites:

This is a site you can search about all kinds of events in our history. Try clicking on it – it will take you to a whole set of stories and images about the Wahine Disaster of 1968. You can also use the search box at the top.


An incredible collection of stories and images from Aotearoa New Zealand

Librarians at the National Library put together huge numbers of excellent resources and group them under high interest topics under the banner of Topic Explorer. Here is one about Maori Arts:

Rawinia Higgins rāua ko Paul Meredith, ‘Te mana o te wāhine – Māori women – Waiata, karanga and whaikōrero’, Te Ara – the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 August 2019)

Britannica School databases are an excellent source of quality information, plus videos, images and further links. Seatoun School students and staff have free access to this database through the National Library of New Zealand and at school you have a direct link. You are able to use this link at home but you will need to ask Mrs Bamber for the password. We are not allowed to publish this online or then everybody would use it!


This link is great for students in years 1-6



This is great for years 7 and 8

Carrot 2 – a search engine that sorts out the results into categories to help you choose the right one.




Kiddle – a safe search engine that gives visual results.






Any Questions, Many Answers

Any Questions Many Answers is a service run by librarians from all over the country. If you need help you can click on this image and first of all see if your question has been covered by other people already, in Many Answers. If you are stuck, try the Any Questions link and a librarian will link up with you to help you out.

Click on one of these images below to find a huge range of information about people, science or just about anything. You will only need our password if you want to access these databases away from school.



Wellington City Libraries have a great set of databases you can search too. You just need your library card number.


Click below to find a collection of online resources about the Wahine Disaster which we commemorated in 2018. This is a special event in our school history because of the direct involvement our community had in this at the time.

This Livebinder below takes you to a collection of useful websites all about the topic of the marine environment in and around Wellington. Click on the image:

For inquiry topics about historical events and people both in New Zealand and abroad, the newspapers of the time are an excellent source of information. Papers Past is a digital store of newspapers, letters and journals going back right to the time of the early settlers. Their easy search page can be found by clicking on the link below


Click on the image to find more resources for science fair. Work in progress May 2019.




This is basically an online science book which puts some tricky science concepts into language we can understand. I find the best way to search it is to use the A-Z Index.