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Quick Poll:What was your main reason for visiting the library website today?

to find out about online training
4% (69 votes)
to research my subject
40% (748 votes)
to find out about referencing
6% (105 votes)
for help or advice
2% (35 votes)
to find an article
17% (319 votes)
to find an ebook
9% (160 votes)
just exploring
21% (397 votes)
other (please leave a comment)
1% (24 votes)
Total votes: 1857
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Finding articles

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Getting started

Over your years of study with us you will learn a lot more about resources and how to find and manage them.

Get started with our guide to using and getting the most out of library resources.

Upcoming Online Training Sessions

Sat, 01/11/2014 - 12:30

An introduction to the main principles of searching for information using the online library. Good for students at levels 1 and 2 who will be looking for information for assignments outside of their module materials.

Tue, 04/11/2014 - 15:00

Discover how to find information in your subject and explore the online library, including some key resources and services to help with your studies.

Sat, 08/11/2014 - 12:30

Discover what academic literature exists on a topic after learning to successfully carry out a thorough search. Good for students at level 3 and above who are required to do this.

Library News

Friday, 24 October, 2014 - 15:22

The OU Harvard guide to citing references has been...

Wednesday, 22 October, 2014 - 13:31

Find out more about this and other interesting facts from the OECD iLibrary.

Wednesday, 15 October, 2014 - 13:45

Find out more about the lives of some of the most influential people in Irish history from the Dictionary of Irish Biography Online.

Library helpdesk

Webchat: Chat to a Librarian

Email: Library Helpdesk

Phone: +44 (0)1908 659001

Contact the helpdesk seven days a week for help, information and advice on using the library.

All other enquiries: Contact Us