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Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources

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, 26/04/2014 - 12:30

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, 03/05/2014 - 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.

Sat, 10/05/2014 - 12:30

A guide to successfully carrying out a thorough search to discover what academic literature exists on a topic. Good for students at level 3 and above who are required to do this.

Library News

Tuesday, 8 April, 2014 - 09:28

The Very Short Introductions Online series from Oxford University Press is now permanently available to all OU students.

Wednesday, 12 March, 2014 - 13:14

OU Library Services has subscribed to "The Oxford Bibilographies in Music" .

Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 11:44

Are you studying music and you want to keep up-to-date with the latest research in western classical music?

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.

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