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Upcoming Training and events

Jul 19

The why and how of referencing

Thu, 19/07/2018 - 13:00

Learn why referencing is important, how to construct references and where to go for help and support.

Jul 25

Smarter searching with library databases

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 19:00

Learn how to access library databases, take advantage of the functionality they offer, and devise a proper search technique.

Library news

What does the Library do all day?

Wednesday, 11 July, 2018 - 10:53

That’s a good question, and I’m glad you asked. There’s always a lot going on here, and even more to do.

Library website refresh: updating the look and feel

Wednesday, 4 July, 2018 - 14:28

The Library website will be updated to a more up-to-date look and feel, consistent with other OU sites.

OU Teaching Awards 2018

Wednesday, 4 July, 2018 - 13:05

The Open University Teaching Awards were established to reward exceptional achievements in learning and teaching. Congratulations go to...

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