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Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources

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Library Search

Find articles, journals, ebooks & more

 

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

Thu, 29/09/2016 - 20:00

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, 01/10/2016 - 10:00

An introduction to the main principles of searching for information for assignments outside of your module materials, using the online library.

Library News

Friday, 23 September, 2016 - 09:39

Find out what students have been saying about their perceptions and expectations of the OU Library at the start of their studies.

Friday, 23 September, 2016 - 08:58

There will be a reduced telephone service from Monday 26th September to Wednesday 29th September 2016, telephone contact will open at...

Wednesday, 21 September, 2016 - 11:53

As an OU Student, you are automatically subscribed and able to access up-to-date articles from the fantastic resource, New Scientist. ...

Library helpdesk

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