Students with history skills are always in demand by those hiring in the workforce. Modern employers want staff who know how to think and how to prepare, present and evaluate their thinking. These skills are contained in this book. The New Zealand Curriculum recognizes that all students should have the opportunity to develop such essential skills. As well, with increased access of students to the world wide web, there is a need across all curriculum levels, for students to acquire skills that enable them to be fast and accurate researchers and processors of information. This book presents key skills for such effective research. For students going on to begin their NCEA levels, this book demystifies the terminology and introduces them to terms such as evidence, format, style, perspective and enquiry.