This page contains a number of resources suitable for librarians (and teachers) under the following headings.
Libraries | Library resources | Reference resources | Book-related sites
Online librarians help students, in real time, find and use quality internet sources for their homework, while building their search and information skills.
This New Zealand blog reviews and promote children's and YA literature (especially New Zealand), events, literacy research, and ways to get, and keep, kids reading.
Provides access to an extensive range of quality databases holding millions of electronic resources (covering all aspects of the curriculum from literature to science to Encyclopedia Britannica Online). EPIC is available for use by teachers and students from all parts of New Zealand.
Papers Past contains more than one million pages of digitised New Zealand newspapers and periodicals from 1839 to 1920. It includes publications from all regions of New Zealand.
The Librarians' Index to the Internet
This index is a searchable, annotated and regularly updated subject directory of over 20,000 Internet resources selected and evaluated by librarians. An excellent resource for teachers, librarians, parents and students.
The Researching Librarian
Web resources for librarians doing research. Although American in focus, NZ librarians will still find it useful.
Joyce Valenza’s Neverending Search
A blog for librarians and other educators that focuses on emerging technologies, searching, and information fluency.
School Library Association of New Zealand (SLANZA)
The School Library Association of New Zealand Aotearoa (SLANZA) supports teaching and learning by providing a national voice for school libraries throughout New Zealand and representing all school library staff.
Contains over 60,000 acronyms. Results can be sorted alphabetically and by category filters. Also provides an extensive definition of a word and a link through to The Free dictionary.
An annotated listing of subject-oriented encyclopaedias available on the Web.
New Zealand Electronic Text Centre
The New Zealand Electronic Text Centre is a free online archive of New Zealand and Pacific Islands texts and heritage materials, offering an ever expanding, fully searchable, set of images and full-text books, manuscripts and journals.
NZ History Online
The site features information and resources from within the History Group of the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, Wellington, New Zealand. Three broad categories showcase themes in New Zealand history: Culture and society, Politics and government and War and society.
Te Ara is a comprehensive, free multimedia online Encyclopedia of New Zealand produced by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. When complete, it will be a comprehensive guide to the country’s peoples, natural environment, history, culture, economy, institutions and society.
A comprehensive online dictionary that includes: definition, idioms, synonyms, usage examples, and quotes.
Wikipedia is a popular collaboratively edited web site encyclopedia. Articles provide links to guide the user to related pages with additional information. While an excellent place to begin research, the quality and accuracy of information may vary from article to article.
100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know
Annotated list (with book covers) of 100 popular picture books from the New York Public Library.
Lets you read, rate, review or preview historical and contemporary books that have been digitised by Google.
A site dedicated to connecting boys with books they want to read. It includes recommended books and a chance for boys to recommend books to each other.
International Children's Digital Library
Presents an online collection books that represents outstanding historical and contemporary picture books from throughout the world.
Developed for book lovers. LibraryThing lets you catalog your books online, connect with people who have similar reading tastes, and rate and review books.
The NZ Book Council
This site includes information about the Book Council, the Writers in Schools scheme, literary events and awards along with over 150 files on NZ Writers Files.
- Sofa Adventures: Reading Suggestions for Kids, Tweens, and Teens –a list of book choices for kids of all ages.
The only magazine made up entirely of the creative work of children. Young people ages 8 to 13 around the world have contributed stories, poems, book reviews, and artwork to Stone Soup since 1973.
Promotes and provides information on children’s literature in New Zealand including awards, news, Storylines Festival and the International Children’s Book day.
Published on: 27 May 2016