- Moving around
- Your browser and settings
- Contact a member of Library staff
- Known problems
Safari is divided into seven sections, each covering a particular aspect of information skills. Within each section, there are a series of topics to work through. You can work through Safari from the beginning to the end or focus on a particular area by using the Contents page to locate specific topics.
Use the section, topic, and page links to move through the content. There are links to the seven sections to the left of the page. Clicking on the section heading will open up the links to the topics in that section. Once you click on a topic link the first page of that topic will open and then you can click through the individual topic pages using the blue numbers at the bottom of the content.Back to top
Safari makes use of a number of activities. Some will ask you to drag and drop images on the screen using your mouse. Others will ask you to click to reveal content or move about the page. Most often you will be asked to make notes on a topic on paper. Sometimes you will be asked to keep these for use again in future activities. Finally, some activities require you to reflect on topics before moving on to further content.Back to top
You will sometimes need to use your Open Library passwords to access some of the information resources we subscribe to on your behalf. If this may be the case then you will find a link on the particular page to take you to the Library site that can help.Back to top
Your browser and settings
Safari works best on PCs with Netscape version 4 browsers, and Internet Explorer version 4.0 and above. The site is designed to display best in screen resolutions of 800 x 600 and higher. Safari was designed for use on a PC, but if you are using a Mac, try using Mozilla browsers as this will make some of the content accessible to you. Please note, however, that some activities will not work as intended.Back to top
We have tried to ensure that Safari is accessible to all of our users. You can change the text size within your browser. As you work through you will notice some links to text versions of images and text versions of activities. These are intended for people who are using screen reading software. Ignore these unless you need to use them.
Access keys let you navigate around the Safari website without using your mouse.
They can be used to jump directly to different sections of safari or certain areas within a page, without having to move your mouse.
The access keys provided are:
|Action||Access key required|
|Skip to content||1|
How to use Access Keys in your Browser
|Browser||What to do|
|Internet Explorer 5+ (PC)||Hold down the ALT key, press the number of the access key, release both keys then press ENTER|
|Internet Explorer 4 (PC)||Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key|
|Internet Explorer 5+ (Mac)||Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key|
|Internet Explorer 4.5 (Mac)||Access keys are not supported|
|Netscape 6 and earlier (PC and Mac)||Access keys are not supported|
|Netscape 7 (PC)||Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key|
|Firefox, Mozilla (PC)||Hold down the ALT key and press the number of the access key|
|Firefox, Mozilla (Mac)||Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key|
|Safari and Omniweb (Mac)||Hold down the CTRL key and press the number of the access key|
|Opera||Hold down the Shift key and press Escape, release both keys, then press the number of the accesskey|
Please contact the Library's Information Literacy Unit (Tel: 01908 858478) if you are having difficulty using Safari, or have any suggestions to make it more accessible.Back to top
Contact a member of library staff
If you cannot find the answer to your query on this help page, please contact a member of the OU Library's Helpdesk Team.Back to top