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Welcome to Library Research Support

The OU Library Research Support team can help you manage your research profile and disseminate your publications and data, enabling you to meet University and funder requirements.


Sign up with ORCID to ensure you get credit for your work and save time managing your information

How can I use bibliometrics?

Learn how you can use quantitative measures to help demonstrate the impact of research

Open Research Data Online

Publish your research data in ORDO to get a citable permanent web link for your data; share live research data using ORDO’s collaborative workspaces.

Open Research Online

Increase the visibility of your research publications by adding them to ORO; The Open University’s Institutional Repository

The Orb

Web of Science

Web of Science is a renowned abstract and citation database. It has wide coverage and

Finding images and copyright – a learning activity

We often get asked about how to find images for academic purposes (e.g. for use in presentations) online and how to navigate associated copyright issues. It is a tricky area but our

Scopus – a large abstract and citation database for research

Scopus is a large, multi-disciplinary abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed

Getting to grips with Research Data Management

Yesterday I held a workshop for research staff and students on Research Data Management. As always this was an excellent opportunity for researchers to share their own experiences of data

Using other universities’ libraries via the SCONUL Access scheme

OU Library Services do our best to meet all our users’ needs but we appreciate there are times when you may need to use other universities’ libraries.

One of the most convenient