Useful Websites for Homework and Research

Whanganui Intermediate School Library Catalogue

Any Questions

A New Zealand website that gives students access to a librarian between 1pm and 6pm during term time.

Many Answers

Sister site to Any Questions this site stores and archives topics which have been frequently searched at the Any Questions site.

Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand

An online New Zealand encyclopaedia with entries about famous New Zealanders and lots of other New Zealand information.

The National Library of New Zealand

Access the National Library computer catalogue, Images : 1/2 a million digial images, Paper Past : millions of historic NZ newspapers, Publications NZ : everything published in NZ and the National Library and Alexander Turbull Collections.

Digital New Zealand

Access to more than 25 million New Zealand digital items including photos, old posters and memorabilia, newspaper clipping, artworks and publications.


Databases containing thousands of international and New Zealand magazines, newspapers, biographies, reference works and images. Access to Epic is via the school library catalogue.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online

Access to Britannica is via the school library catalogue.

National Geographic for Kids

Features different people, animals, and places with facts, games, activities, and related links.

Your dictionary

Sweet Search

A search engine for students that searches only credible websites approved by Internet research experts.

Primary Sources

Original materials or records often created at the time of the event.

The National Library of New Zealand - Topic Explorer

Access to Topic Explorer is via the school library catalogue.


Dogpile is a metasearch engine that fetches results from Google, Yahoo!, and other popular search engines, including audio and video content.