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Using Library Search for your assignment

Learn how to find specific resources and how to find information on a topic using Library Search.

Thu, 31/08/2017 - 16:58

Need help with referencing?

The OU Harvard guide to citing references has been updated.

Tue, 28/01/2014 - 13:07

Need help with Athens login?

Navigating extra links when logging in to Athens can be a confusing process. To help you with this, take a look at our new how-to video from Library Services, guiding you through the process in a simple step-by step guide.

The Athens demo will be the first in a series of how-to short videos to help OU students with resources and services during their studies. We welcome your feedback on the video.
 

Thu, 05/12/2013 - 12:21

You said, we did: feedback from recent polls

Feedback from recent polls.

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 13:21

OU Library: open whenever and wherever you want

We regularly involve you in assessing library services and resources and your feedback is important in helping us explore ways to improve our services.

Fri, 18/10/2013 - 13:41

Introduction to Library Services

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.

Mon, 27/06/2011 - 10:32

How to use One Stop Search

Find out how to join the 'How to use One Stop Search' online training session. This session provides an introduction to Library Services new online search tool. The ‘hands on’ online training session will show you how to use the new tool to search for online journal articles and ebooks from a wide range of resources.

Mon, 27/06/2011 - 10:30

Services for students

Through the library OU students can access a large collection of online resources, advice and guidance, and information on referencing.

Mon, 18/04/2011 - 15:39

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.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

Information literacy toolkit

The Information Literacy Toolkit provides tutors with a range of materials for developing students' confidence in finding, using and evaluating information.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

Services for you

Find out more about the services and resources that are available for students, staff, researchers, external staff and students and external clients.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

Opening hours

Opening hours for the OU library helpdesk, the library building and customer services.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 16:36

Online training sessions

Library Services offers a programme of live online training sessions to all OU students and staff.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:54

Library at Walton Hall

The library building at Walton Hall has PCs for educational use, Wi-Fi access, and rooms for private study.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:54

Writing your thesis

A number of resources are available to help you prepare and present your dissertation or thesis, and decide where to publish your work.

Tue, 15/03/2011 - 15:54

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