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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

Wed, 10/02/2016 - 19:30

Discover what academic literature exists on a topic after learning to successfully carry out a thorough search. Good for students at level 3 and above who are required to do this.

Tue, 16/02/2016 - 19:00

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.

Library News

Thursday, 4 February, 2016 - 16:01

This is a reminder that The OU is decommissioning RefWorks and its dependent MyReferences service due to the growth in freely available...

Friday, 29 January, 2016 - 08:56

Join us on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd February for the live online event Student Hub Live.

Tuesday, 12 January, 2016 - 12:57

The appearance of Library Search is being updated to make sure it is more consistent with the look of other online OU services.

Library helpdesk

Webchat: Chat to a Librarian Available 24/7

Email: Library Helpdesk

Phone: +44 (0)1908 659001

Contact the helpdesk for help, information and advice on using the library.

All other enquiries: Contact Us