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Upcoming Training and events

Oct 17

Smarter searching with library databases

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 13:00

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

Oct 21

Assessing the reliability of information for your assignment

Mon, 21/10/2019 - 20:00

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

Library News

New Research Exhibition on the OU Digital Archive

Friday, 11 October, 2019 - 10:15

A new exhibition has launched on the OU Digital Archive, celebrating 50 years of Research at the University.

OU Library Announced Top 5 Academic Library Worldwide!

Wednesday, 9 October, 2019 - 13:56

At least if we’re counting Twitter followers!

Library Helpdesk

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