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Upcoming Training and events

Dec 02

Smarter searching with library databases

Wed, 02/12/2020 - 13:00

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

Dec 03

Reference management tools - an introduction

Thu, 03/12/2020 - 20:30

Learn how reference management tools work and the benefit and risks of using them.

Library News

Celebrating Black History Month

Thursday, 1 October, 2020 - 08:13

We are celebrating Black History Month with Archives, resource lists and poetry! 

Accessing Times Higher Education (THE) 30/09/2020

Wednesday, 30 September, 2020 - 14:29

To access the full text of articles in the THE or Times Higher Education supplement you will need to create a personal account.

Library Helpdesk

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Services for postgraduate researchers

OU Researchers and research students have access to a world class collection of online resources, a document delivery service, and guidance on skills development.

Joining the Open University Library

How to register for a library card to borrow books from the library building on the campus in Milton Keynes.