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Upcoming Training and events

Nov 15

Assessing the reliability of information for your assignment

Thu, 15/11/2018 - 06:30

Learn how to evaluate information and why it is important to look critically at online information sources.

Nov 19

Smarter searching with library databases

Mon, 19/11/2018 - 13:00

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

Library News

IT essential maintenance Library Systems Wednesday 31st October 2018 between 7:30am - 8:30am

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 - 16:30

Essential maintenance will be occurring to the Library authentication service on Wednesday 31st October 2018 which will...

Freshers Fortnight - The Library on Facebook Live

Monday, 17 September, 2018 - 12:49

Whether you're #New2OU or #Back2OU, find out all about the Library on Tuesdays (at 12.30pm) and Thursdays (at 12pm) during Freshers...

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