Your gateway to a wide range of online information resources
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.
Learn how to access library databases, take advantage of the functionality they offer, and devise a proper search technique.
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.
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.
Learn how to evaluate information and why it is important to look critically at online information sources.