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Library Search

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

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 19:30

An overview of how reference management tools can help you keep track of your references and a brief look at some of the better known freely available tools.

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 19:30

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

Library News

Friday, 21 April, 2017 - 13:32

Find out how the OU uses media to teach students about Shakespeare's life and works.

Monday, 10 April, 2017 - 11:43

UPDATE: These issues have now been resolved but we are still monitoring the situation.

There have been...

Friday, 31 March, 2017 - 12:33

This website brings together services and tools to help researchers manage their research profile and share their data.

Library helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

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