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Join us for the Student Hub Live (re)Freshers event, on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
Part of the Student Hub Live Freshers’ Fair, this session will explore how the Library can help you access trusted content, and provide tools to evaluate the information you find online.
Recordings from live, interactive training events or question and answer events run on Facebook Live.
OpenTree was a website encouraging students to engage with library resources
A guide to finding information for your assignment at 1st and 2nd level, including identifying sources, planning a search, evaluating resources and managing information.
Advanced guidance on evaluating resources for quality and relevance, including a more detailed explanation of PROMPT criteria.
Advice on literature searching at post graduate level, with a printable downloadable checklist explaining a range of higher level search techniques with examples.
Bob discovers "Being digital", a collection of short interactive activities which help him develop essential skills for study, work and life online.
Being digital is a collection of short, easy-to-follow activities on finding, using and creating information online, developed by Library Services.
A short video will introduce you to our Selected resources for your study pages.
Library Services provides a range of support for qualification/module teams and tutors in developing their students' digital and information literacy skills.
Through the library OU students can access a large collection of online resources, advice and guidance, and information on referencing.
Advice and guidance to help postgraduate researchers use information resources effectively in their research.
Info-Rate is an online tool designed to help Open University students and staff review and develop their skills in finding, evaluating, and citing information.
Library Services provides high quality online learning materials to help students develop digital and information literacy skills.
Short demonstrations and animations (featuring OU student Bob & his goldfish Fin) helping students with library resources and services that will support them during their studies.
Keeping track of the information you find and acknowledging it in your work with accurate references helps others to locate the source you used and helps you to avoid plagiarism.
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