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Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources

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Browse selected resources: By Subject | Journal collections | Ebook collections | Database collections

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Learn about the online library and how to find different types of resources with our Getting started guide.

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Upcoming Training and events

Jun 27

Using Library Search for your assignment

Wed, 27/06/2018 - 19:00

Learn how to find specific resources and how to find information on a topic using Library Search.

Jul 04

Picking the best information for your assignment

Wed, 04/07/2018 - 19:00

Learn how to evaluate information and why it is important to look critically at online information sources.

Library news

Friday, 22 June, 2018 - 13:16

Library Services are delighted to bring Students and Staff access to the Times Higher Education Suppliment.

Friday, 8 June, 2018 - 15:35

The OU provides access to SensusAccess, which enables print disabled students to convert material into a more accessible format.

Monday, 4 June, 2018 - 17:31

Library Search will have a new look later this year. Try out the new look and feel.

Library Helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

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