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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

Thu, 25/08/2016 - 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.

Wed, 31/08/2016 - 20:00

An introduction to the main principles of searching for information for assignments outside of your module materials, using the online library.

Library News

Friday, 19 August, 2016 - 15:56

The Library helpdesk phone line and library building will be closed on Monday 29th August 2016.

Friday, 19 August, 2016 - 10:20

Usain Bolt started to get noticed as a teenager when he won his first 200m medal aged just 14.

Friday, 5 August, 2016 - 14:13

To coincide with the Rio Olympics the OU Digital Archive has a new featured item focussing on a selection of Open University programmes...

Library helpdesk

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