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To be information literate is to have the ability to:

  • Know what you need to find out

  • Know how to find information

  • Decide if what you find is useful and correct

  • Learn more for yourself

  • Organise the information you find

  •  Communicate your new learning to others

 

If you have these skills, you have the tools for lifelong learning

The site features information and resources from three broad categories that showcase themes in New Zealand history: culture and society, politics and government and New Zealand at war

DigitalNZ brings a wealth of digital New Zealand content into one, accessible place

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is the complete guide to our peoples, environment, history, culture and society. 

AnyQuestions is a free online reference service for all New Zealand school students via live text-based chat. They are open 1 pm – 6 pm weekdays to help you with your inquiries.

Christchurch City Libraries has a wide range of resources available, both print and online.  You can sign up online to become a member.  Click here to do so.

National Library's Topic Explorer helps you find quality, curated resources on a range of topics.  Each topic features a carefully selected set of national and international resources, including websites, images, videos, books and more.

Papers Past provides access to New Zealand newspapers, letters and diaries, magazines, and parliamentary papers from the 19th and 20th Century.

Science Learning Hub's goal is to make examples of New Zealand science, technology and engineering more accessible to school teachers and students.  

Explore the vast collection of online material from The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand's national museum.

The Oxford Dictionary defines plagiarism as "the practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as one’s own".  It is extremely important that you avoid plagiarism in your own work.  To learn more about plagiarism, watch the video below:

Further information and tools to help you avoid  plagiarism

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When you use information from sources, you need to tell the readers where the information came from and where the readers can locate the sources. This is what citations and references are for.  To learn more about citing and referencing, watch the video below:
 

 

Further information and tools to help you with citing and referencing​​:

Every department will have their own research and presentation requirements.  If you are unsure, ask your teacher.   Listed below are some of the Department Style Guides:

English Department Style Guide