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Year 6 Independent Investigation: Home

Chose a country or topic to study in depth

There's a Rang Tan in my Bedroom

BGS Databases

Click here to see our BGS Databases (Junior eResources).

See Ms Palmer or your teacher for the password.

General Websites

Use these websites as a starting point.

Search Engines

Here are a range of search engines for you to use. Remember: there IS more to web searching than Google!

Bibliography Help

There is a great deal of information on the APA Referencing tab on the Library page.

Use Cite Maker to generate your bibliography.

Good or bad....the problem with internet sites

As you know, anyone can publish a website. This means that information you find on the net may not be reliable. Look at the video above to get some tips on what to check for when you are taking information for your research.

Remember to check the TLD (top level domain):

.edu - educational sites such as schools

.gov - government sites such as Department of Foreign Affairs

.com - commercial sites such as banks and shops

.org - sites from organisations such as charities

Asia Rising

Watch this introductory video about the rise of Asia and understand why we are learning about Asia this term.


Numbeo is the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide. Numbeo provides current and timely information on world living conditions including cost of living, housing indicators, health care, traffic, crime and pollution. (Thanks James C. for sharing this site!)

If only...

If only search engines could understand what we want.

Not Quite a Search Engine!

These are some sites that have a wealth of information aimed at school students.

Mind Map Tools

You can also access Inspiration - your teacher will show you how to do this.

Media Sources

Find information in the media that relates to your topic. This is great for up-to-date information.