The aim of AnyQuestions is to teach students valuable skills so they can find the information they need — rather than just giving them answers to their questions.
Using online chat, an AnyQuestions librarian explores a question or topic that a student is researching, then works alongside them to guide them to appropriate online resources.
AnyQuestions is a free online reference service for all New Zealand school students via live text based chat.
All you have to do is visit the AnyQuestions website and click on the green button to start chatting with a librarian.
AnyQuestions will work with any internet enabled device, such as a computer, tablet or a smartphone. AnyQuestions does look a bit different on different devices but you’re still talking to a librarian, somewhere in New Zealand.
On Many Answers you can search for answers to popular questions asked on AnyQuestions. Many Answers entries are not intended to give you the answer but rather guide you to websites and other resources that will help you find the information for yourself.
All you have to do is visit the Many Answers website and type in your topic or keywords. This will generate a list of results. You can filter the results according your level of studies and the most relevant subject.
Many Answers also features most popular topics relevant to different year levels at school.
Information for parents and teachers
The aim of the service is not to give students the answer, but rather to teach them valuable information literacy skills so they can find the information for themselves. Via online text based chat AnyQuestions librarians work with students to unpack their questions, uncovering what their real need is before guiding them to quality online resources.
Please visit the AnyQuestions website for more information.