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Junior EPIC access for New Zealand schools

This page provides staff and students of New Zealand schools with access to resources available through the Ministry of Education funded EPIC subscriptions recommended for use by  students in Year Levels 1-8.

Access Junior EPIC e-resources

EPIC e-resources recommended for use by students in Year Levels 1-8.
 

Click on the search button of the EPIC resource that you want to search

Recommended for Year Levels 1-8

Britannica School Primary

Recommended year levels 1-8 
Encyclopaedia Britannica search especially for primary school students.

Britannica School Primary also includes:

Britannica Learning Zone

Access to a whole range of fun, interactive learning activities.

 

Animal Kingdom

Lots of information about all your favourite animals

 

 

Britannia Biographies
Search for information about famous people.
 

Kids InfoBits

(Gale Cengage) 
Recommended year levels 1-8 
An easy and fun search tool for primary school students to search across a wide range of homework topics.

National Geographic Kids

(Gale Cengage) 
Recommended year levels 1-10 
Access to National Geographic content for kids.

 Including:

National Geographic Books

 

 

Pictures

Videos

National Geographic Kids Magazine

From 2009 up to the present

 

Recommended for Year Levels 5-8

Britannica School Middle

Recommended year levels 5-10 
Encyclopaedia Britannica search especially for upper primary & intermediate school students.

Research In Context

(Gale Cengage) 
Recommended year levels 5-10 
An easy to use search tool for upper primary and intermediate school students to search across a wide range of homework topics.

Recommended for Year Levels 7-8

Student Resources In Context

(Gale Cengage) 
Recommended year levels 7-13 
Resources for students on many curriculum topics, including overviews, biographies, timelines, plot summaries and audio clips.

Science In Context

(Gale Cengage)

Information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Recommended year levels 7-13

Gale Interactive: Science

(Gale Cengage)

Access and manipulate interactive 3D models related to key scientific concepts.  

Recommended year levels 7-13

 

Global Issues In Context

(Gale Cengage)

International viewpoints on a broad range of global issues and current events.

Recommended year levels 7-13

 

Opposing Viewpoints In Context

(Gale Cengage)

Mulitple perspectives on major contentious issues. Includes topical overviews

Recommended year levels 7-13 

 

World History In Context

(Gale Cengage)

Information on hundreds of the most significant people, events and topics in world history.

Recommended year levels 7-13

 

Biography In Context

(Gale Cengage)

Biographies of notable people. Searchable by name, nationality, and occupation.

Recommended year levels 7-13