Research Tools

Britannica School Primary

An easy to use information resource aimed at primary school students which includes a wide range of topics such as animals, arts, geography, technology and more. Recommended year levels 1-8.

Search this online multimedia encyclopedia for information about your UOI.

DK Find Out

Full of icons that take you on a journey of exploration of knowledge.

Year 7-8s can try the middle school link from here.

Te Ara

Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand is a comprehensive guide to our peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy and society.

An online magazine exploring the beauty of our country and its flora and fauna.

Auckland Libraries

Auckland Libraries is not only for searching for print, it has digital resources too, as well as events and homework help. Finished your homework? Check out their Minecraft Club.

You can access Epic at school, without logging in. To access all the databases at home, log in to Epic first. Your teacher will give you the username and password. This must not be shared with anyone outside of Glendowie School. Click here if you are at home.

We aim to be the simplest public website through which people can access reliable New Zealand material, some of which is trickier to find in other search engines.

We offer online help to assist NZ students with their inquiries. Between 1pm - 6pm weekdays you can log on and chat with a real librarian about your inquiry.