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.

AS an Enviro School we take matters conservation very seriously! For current links to Enviro information have a look at our Livebinder by clicking the lovely picture below. This is where we put new links to current topics:

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An incredible collection of stories and images from Aotearoa New Zealand

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!

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This link is great for students in years 1-6

 

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This is great for years 7 and 8

The National Library of New Zealand works very hard to find links to amazing resources grouped by topics which they know our schools are interested in. If you click on the image below you will be taken to their new Topic Explorer research support website. You can choose from the list as you scroll down the page. If you click on the image of the Matariki cluster of stars you will go to their collection of resources on Matariki.

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For science fair project ideas you could try the Science Buddies website which has a questionnaire to help you narrow down your area of interest.

 

New Zealand Geographic is full of interesting articles and images from all over New Zealand.

Sweet Search is a search engine which will only give you good quality returns, websites which have been evaluated by experts as being safe and good enough for you to use. Give it a try!

DuckDuckGo is a search engine which does not track your moves in the slightest! Because it does not follow your every move, it knows nothing about you and therefore has nothing of value to sell to advertisers. Therefore you won’t get pop up adverts that are either irrelevant or unsuitable!

KidRex is a search engine which filters the results to ensure the websites given to you when you search are free from unsuitable websites. It is not however free from adverts.

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. This site and its content is currently being moved from one site to another. While it is under maintenence, use this link if you want to search through their previous answers. Have a look through the topics to see if you can find the pathway to the answer your need. 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.

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anzrc_button_200x100 This database gives you access to loads of Australian and New Zealand journals and newspapers – this is mainly for year 7/8s looking for research information.

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.