WEB RESOURCES

These websites have been selected to help you get going; they are not an end point nor is it an exclusive list!  Be sure to use a sophisticated Search Engine such as Google Scholar or another search engine from here.

New Zealand Resources

Index New Zealand

A searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from about 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/index-new-zealand-innz

DigitalNZ

Partnering curiosity with information, ​DigitalNZ​ began with a purpose: to bring the wealth of ​digital New Zealand​ content into one, accessible place

https://digitalnz.org/

eTV

eTV offers New Zealand educators the widest range of national and international video library services

http://www.etv.org.nz/v4/#feature1

New Zealand History

The site features information and resources from within the Research and Publishing Group of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington, New Zealand.

https://nzhistory.govt.nz/

Archives New Zealand

We hold the archives of New Zealand government, including many national treasures​.

http://archives.govt.nz/has

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is an online encyclopedia created by the Ministry for Culture and Heritage of the New Zealand Government.

https://teara.govt.nz/en

Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

We are New Zealand’s audiovisual archive. Our purpose is to collect, care for and share the audiovisual taonga of Aotearoa.

https://www.ngataonga.org.nz/

Alexander Turnbull Library

Research collections

The Turnbull Library collections are based on Alexander Turnbull's private collection of:

  • books
  • manuscripts
  • photographs
  • paintings and sketches.

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/alexander-turnbull-library-collections

Figure.NZ

Find and use figures about our country, for free.

https://figure.nz/

RNZ – Radio New Zealand

New Zealand's public broadcaster, providing comprehensive NZ news and current affairs, specialist audio features and documentaries

https://www.rnz.co.nz/

He Tohu

He Tohu is a permanent exhibition of three iconic constitutional documents that shape Aotearoa New Zealand; ; ​He Whakaputanga — Declaration of Independence of the United Tribes of New Zealand, Te Tiriti o Waitangi — Treaty of Waitangi, Women's Suffrage Petition — Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine​.

https://natlib.govt.nz/he-tohu

Stuff        

Breaking news and videos of today's latest news stories from around New Zealand.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/

Te Papa Te Papa​ is New Zealand's bold and innovative national museum and a recognised world leader in interactive and visitor-focused museum experiences.

https://www.tepapa.govt.nz/

Bridget Williams Books

Treaty of Waitangi Collection

http://treatyofwaitangicollection.bwb.co.nz.ezproxy.kotui.ac.nz/index.html

NZ OnScreen

NZ On Screen​ is the online showcase of NZ television, film, music video and web series.

https://www.nzonscreen.com/

NZ Statistics

Stats ​NZ​ (​Statistics​ New Zealand) collects data about New Zealand's environment, economy and society​.

https://www.stats.govt.nz/

Noted

NOTED.co.nz is powered by the award-winning teams behind the Listener, North & South a​nd ​Metro​ magazines, as well as featuring story, video and audio content from RNZ.

https://www.noted.co.nz/

Papers Past

Newspapers. Digitised NZ and Pacific newspapers from the 19th and 20th centuries​.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/

Scoop

Scoop aims to increase access to digital ‘public interest’ news media and foster media literacy by enhancing the ability of a diverse range of citizens to interpret, understand and use this information to inform robust debate, democratic choices, and meaningful participation in society and the economy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/

Many Answers

Search here for answers to questions posted to AnyQuestions. May be too junior but worth a punt.

https://anyquestions.govt.nz/many_answers

Science Learning Hub

Good for Geography

https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/

Topic Explorer

National Library’s ​Topic Explorer helps you find sets of quality, curated resources on a range of topics that inspire and support inquiry.

https://natlib.govt.nz/schools/topics

https://natlib.govt.nz/#

International Resources

Library Homepage – Research Help – Epic Databases 

- Opposing Viewpoints in Context

- Global Issues in Context                

- World History in Context - Biography in Context

- Britannica School

Index New Zealand

A searchable database that contains abstracts and descriptions of articles from about 1000 New Zealand periodicals and newspapers.

https://natlib.govt.nz/collections/a-z/index-new-zealand-innz

eTV

eTV offers New Zealand educators the widest range of national and international video library services.         

http://www.etv.org.nz/v4/#feature1

RNZ – Radio New Zealand\New Zealand's public broadcaster, providing comprehensive NZ news and current affairs, specialist audio features and documentaries.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/

Stuff

Breaking news and videos of today's latest news stories from around New Zealand.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/

BBC

BBC is the British public service broadcaster.

https://www.bbc.com/

BBC History

History Programmes

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2HD4HmbL3Dxnkvv5nJSDmCj/witness-history-collections

Alternet

AlterNet publishes original content as well as journalism from a wide variety of other sources. AlterNet states that its mission is to "inspire citizen action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, and health care issues".[7] AlterNet's tagline is "The Mix is the Message.         

https://www.alternet.org/

The Real News

The Real News Network (TRNN) produces independent, verifiable, fact-based journalism that engages ordinary people in solving the critical problems of our times. As legendary journalist Ida B. Wells said, “The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.”

https://therealnews.com/

Reuters

Reuters is the world’s largest international multimedia news provider reaching more than one billion people every day​.         

https://www.reuters.com/

The Independent

Independent, international and intelligent news coverage, from breaking stories to agenda-setting campaigns and comment

https://www.independent.co.uk/

Google News

Comprehensive, up-to-date news coverage, aggregated from sources all over the world.

https://news.google.com

CIA Factbook

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html

World Culture Encyclopedia

https://www.everyculture.com/index.html

                                

                                                

CITATION (Your bibliography)

                                                

                                                

There is a complete guide ​here​ to APA Referencing.

                                        

                

Fact checkers - websites where you can check claims made anyone, especially politicians and bloggers

https://www.snopes.com/

https://www.politifact.com/

https://www.factcheck.org/

Fact Checker - The Washington Post

Fact Check - NPR