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Upcoming Online Training Sessions

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Online training sessions

Library Services offers a programme of live online training sessions to all OU students and staff.

The sessions include introductory subjects such as exploring the online library or how to find information for an assignment and more in-depth sessions looking at how to effectively use online resources,  literature searches and using bibliographic referencing software.

The sessions are an easy and direct way to learn about and explore the wide range of online resources and services that are available to support your studies or teaching. You can interact with the tutor via audio or use the online text chat to type messages during the session.

The online training sessions use a web-conferencing tool and provide an online alternative to face-to-face training while still allowing you live access to a tutor. To find out more about this web-conferencing tool please see the Computing Guide (OU users only).

There are also recordings available of all of the live training sessions. These recordings contain all of the information available at the live sessions and can be watched at any time if you are not able to attend a live session, or as a refresher of a session that you have already attended. You can access the recorded training session from the Library Online Training website.

  • Library: where to go for help

    Part of the Student Hub Live bootcamp events in September, this session will offer advice on where to go for help when using the library.

  • Getting started with the Library

    Tuesday, 27 September, 2016 - 11:30

    Part of the Student Hub Live Freshers’ Fair, this session will explore how the Library can help you with your studies.

  • Introduction to Library Services

    Thursday, 29 September, 2016 - 20:00

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

  • How to find information for your assignment

    Saturday, 1 October, 2016 - 10:00

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

  • Introduction to reference management tools

    Thursday, 6 October, 2016 - 20:00

    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.

  • Introduction to Library Services

    Tuesday, 11 October, 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.

  • How to do a literature search

    Saturday, 15 October, 2016 - 10:00

    Discover what academic literature exists on a topic after learning to successfully carry out a thorough search. Good for students at level 3 and above who are required to do this.

  • How to find information for your assignment

    Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 - 19:00

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

  • Introduction to Library Services

    Wednesday, 26 October, 2016 - 20:00

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

  • Introduction to reference management tools

    Saturday, 5 November, 2016 - 10:00

    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.

  • How to do a literature search

    Wednesday, 9 November, 2016 - 19:00

    Discover what academic literature exists on a topic after learning to successfully carry out a thorough search. Good for students at level 3 and above who are required to do this.

  • How to find information for your assignment

    Tuesday, 15 November, 2016 - 19:00

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

  • Introduction to Library Services

    Saturday, 26 November, 2016 - 10:00

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

  • How to find information for your assignment

    Wednesday, 30 November, 2016 - 20:00

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

  • How to find information for your assignment

    Wednesday, 7 December, 2016 - 19:00

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

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