There are a number of online databases that members of the Wellington Library can use for free. All of them can be accessed via this page here. The Gale PowerSearch database has several useful ‘products’ that students at a high school level will find useful; the Student Resource Centre has loads of info about all kinds of stuff, including video, audio, articles, statistics, news, viewpoints, and creative works. Which is pretty sweet. Another product is the Opposing Viewpoints Centre, which offers similar information about today’s hottest social issues.
Other useful databases include Oxford Art Online, Press Display (up-to-date online scans of hundreds of newspapers from around the world), and Break Out (a database of scholarships, awards, and grants available in New Zealand).
A wealth of resources! And all free so long as you have a valid Wellington library card.