Research Websites & Databases

Researching for an assignment....there could be some useful website links here for you! Click on the underlined name of the site to take you to the web page.

Word Central
Word Central is an online dictionary for children. Type in your word for a definition. (It is American so you may need to double check your definition) There's also some great word games and a daily buzz word. Click here!

EGRO  if you need info on Victoria's History then this website has all the facts and images. Plus helpful info on essay writing, study skills and research skills.

Trove The National Library of a Australia has created this website containing information on social science, literature and local or family history. Results from your search will include books, manuscripts, maps, pictures and newspaper articles.
 
Amazon Jungle website, here you will find pictures and info on all things amazon! animals, people, plants, conservation, towns and maps.
                    
 National Geographic for kids, another cool site with info on places, people and animals. On this site you will find videos, stories, activities and blogs.
 
 Connect for secondary students has a storyboard generator, movie maker, and make multimedia plus research skill tools, this is a great site. 

 
Guinness World Records
Home of the longest,Shortest,Fastest, Tallest facts and feats!
Find a record, news and videos.

Mashpedia
is like a 'live' encyclopedia, where you can access current information and multimedia content about topics in real time.

Wolframalpha
is a very interesting computational knowledge engine. Type in your topic to learn all the facts! 
 

 The World Fact Book 

Provides information on history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 266 world entities. Our Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.

 Quintura a visual search engine "see and find cloud of topics" type in your topic and the results are shown in a cloud to choose from.
 
Connect for primary students has fantastic things to do, like drawing, exploring, reading, animation & interesting facts.
 
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