I am a research nerd, I like to research everything from shoes to food trends to books to latest health fads. I also love a good database especially of the encyclopaedic variety. So when my daughter tells me she has research homework to do and she isn't allowed to use Google or Wikipedia, I am secretly super happy that I can help her. So I figured she isn't the only one who needs help to find quality information, to keep teachers (and librarians) happy. Here is what we found that worked well for her research assignment (year 10).
If you still unsure of where to look for information, help is at hand with AnyQuestions and Many Answers. AnyQuestions offers free online homework help to New Zealand school students. You can log on to the website from 1pm to 6pm Monday to Friday during the school year and chat online with a friendly librarian about a schoolwork question. If you are stuck on homework outside of the AnyQuestions times, try Many Answers where you can search for your topic and it will give you some keywords to help with your search. It also suggest great places to start your research, most of the resources are available either for free or at your school or library. Christchurch City Libraries has most of the eResources that are available through school and more!