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Understanding articles

Each issue of a journal contains a number of articles written by academics. The different components of a journal reference will allow you to trace an article.

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 11:34

Smarter searching with library databases

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

Fri, 01/09/2017 - 15:55

Using Library Search for your assignment

Learn how to find specific resources and how to find information on a topic using Library Search.

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 16:58

Finding resources for your assignment

A guide to finding information for your assignment at 1st and 2nd level, including identifying sources, planning a search, evaluating resources and managing information.

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 15:45

Finding ejournals and articles

Guidance on finding ejournal articles, either by following up a specific reference, or searching across many articles at once.

Tue, 26/05/2015 - 15:36

The importance of being digital

'The importance of being digital' was a live question and answer session (broadcast online) about the skills and approaches that can help you use digital and online tools and technologies during your studies, at work or in your personal life.

Thu, 12/06/2014 - 16:31

Get to grips with the online library

Are you new to the OU or still getting to grips with the online library? Find out how you can learn more.

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 16:18

Explore Social Sciences

A short video will introduce you to some of the Social Sciences resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:34

Explore Science

A short video will introduce students to some of the Science resources available via the Library

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:33

Explore Psychology

A short video will introduce you to some of the Psychology resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:31

Explore Mathematics and Statistics

A short video will introduce you to some of the Mathematics and Statistics resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:30

Explore Languages

A short video will introduce you to some of the Modern Languages resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:27

Explore Health and Social Care

A short video will introduce you to some of the Health and Social Care resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:26

Explore Environment, Development and International Studies

A short video will introduce you to some of the Environment, Development and International Studies resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:24

Explore Design, Engineering and Technology

A short video will introduce you to some of the Engineering, Technology and Design resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:22

Explore Education

A short video will introduce you to some of the Education resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:21

Explore Computing and IT

A short video will introduce you to some of the Computing and IT resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:19

Explore Childhood and Youth

A short video will introduce you to some of the OU Library Resources on Childhood and Youth available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:18

Explore Business and Management

A short video will introduce you to our Selected resources for your study pages.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 14:46

What is the online library?

Bob discovers the vast range of resources available through the online library, as well as some introductory guides and tutorials that will help him use them.
 

Tue, 20/09/2011 - 11:58

Library Helpdesk

Chat to a Librarian - Available 24/7

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