World Book Online

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An online encyclopedia which includes timelines, film clips, crafts and audio, great for homework help.

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 Different interfaces for different user groups:

  1. For Kids - easier searches and exciting games for children;
  2. Info Finder - for intermediate and high school students;
  3. Reference Centre - for senior and tertiary students. Includes citation builder and e-books;
  4. Academic – appropriate for senior students and tertiary level research;
  5. Early World of Learning – for preschoolers and developing readers;
  6. Discover – for students with language or learning difficulties, including EFL and ESOL students;
  7. Craft Corner –  thousands of hands-on activities for all levels.

What you can do:

  • Print a timeline of New Zealand's prime ministers or historical events, or create your own timeline;
  • Learn how to build a volcano, make your own turbine, and test your breathing rate;
  • Read primary sources such as a 1431 account of Joan of Arc's trial and execution, Pliny’s account of the destruction of Pompeii or Martin Luther King, Jr.’s "I Have a Dream" Speech.

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