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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

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 19:00

Discover how to find information in your subject and explore the online library, including some key resources and services to help with your studies.

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 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.

Library News

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017 - 16:14

Take a look at videos of every OU graduation ceremony which took place in 2016 and selected graduation ceremonies dating back to 2010....

Tuesday, 21 February, 2017 - 09:40

The popular reference management tool RefMe is merging with CiteThisForMe and will no longer be free. You will need to export your...

Friday, 17 February, 2017 - 16:47

Access to both Lexis Library and Nexis UK is not working via the Athens links but is working via the non-Athens ones.

Library helpdesk

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