We can also categorise information by subject. There are common sources/elements to any subject area and we have already discovered that the description of how these sources/elements relate to one another is sometimes called ‘the shape of the literature’.
Select a subject area from the links below to view a list of the major information sources for that subject.
These lists are intended to give you an overview of the most useful resources in a particular subject area. Some links to specific resources are provided, but you do not need to follow these links unless you have a particular interest and wish to do so. Some of the resources are only available to OU students and staff, and you will need to use your library passwords to access them. Click here for more information on passwords.
Health and Social Care
History of Science & Technology
Maths & Computing