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Online training sessions

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

The online training sessions are 30 minutes long and provide an online alternative to face-to-face training while still allowing you live access to a librarian. To find out more about the tool we use and to access a room to test your audio, please see the Online rooms guidance (login required).

Recordings of the live training sessions are available underneath the 'Join Room' link on the session pages.

Online training sessions

Mar 25

The why and how of referencing

Monday, 25 March, 2019 - 12:30

Learn why referencing is important, how to construct references and where to go for help and support.

Apr 03

Using Library Search for your assignment

Wednesday, 3 April, 2019 - 12:30

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

Apr 09

Smarter searching with library databases

Tuesday, 9 April, 2019 - 21:00

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

Apr 11

Exploring ebooks

Thursday, 11 April, 2019 - 19:00

 Learn how to search for information in online dictionaries and encyclopedieas, find and navigate Library ebooks, and develop an understanding of a range of tools available in ebooks.

Apr 15

Introduction to Library Services

Monday, 15 April, 2019 - 12:30

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.

Apr 24

Assessing the reliability of information for your assignment

Wednesday, 24 April, 2019 - 13:00

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

Apr 30

The why and how of referencing

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019 - 19:30

Learn why referencing is important, how to construct references and where to go for help and support.