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Upcoming Training and events

Apr 26

Introduction to Library Services

Thu, 26/04/2018 - 19:00

Learn about the online library, how to find help and support, and how to access key services to help with your studies or work at the OU.

May 08

Smarter searching with library databases

Tue, 08/05/2018 - 12:30

Learn how to access library databases, take advantage of the functionality they offer, and devise a proper search technique.

Library news

Tuesday, 17 April, 2018 - 13:51

Resolved.  Access to the Science Direct database was unavailable due to technical problems

Thursday, 12 April, 2018 - 16:30

During the maintenance period you will still be able to contact us viat the web form on the contact the ...

Wednesday, 4 April, 2018 - 11:35

The OU Library is trialling access to this archive until 26th April 2018.

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