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Getting started with the online library

An introductory guide explains the main types of academic resources to be found in the online library with help to get the best from them

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 11:40

Understanding databases

Databases are collections of online resources and contain items such as journal articles, books, images and music. They allow you to search across many sources at one time.

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 11:36

Understanding articles

Each issue of a journal contains a number of articles written by academics. The different components of a journal reference will allow you to trace an article.

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 11:34

Understanding ejournals

Ejournals are like online academic magazines and cover a particular topic or area of interest. They are usually published on a regular basis: quarterly, monthly or even annually.

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 11:13

Understanding ebooks

Ebooks are online versions of print books. Our collection includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, text books and many other types of book, covering a wide range of subjects.

Fri, 01/06/2018 - 11:08

Explore Sport and Fitness

A short video will introduce you to some of the Sport and Fitness resources available to you.

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 16:29

An introduction to Library Services for undergraduate students

Find out more about the OU Library and how we can support you during your studies.

Mon, 01/02/2016 - 16:06

Training and skills

Live online training sessions and self-guided skills development activities are available to help you learn to make the most of online information resources.

Fri, 31/10/2014 - 15:50

Being digital

Being digital is a collection of short, easy-to-follow activities on finding, using and creating information online, developed by Library Services.

Thu, 22/11/2012 - 16:11

Explore Law

A short video will introduce you to some of the Law resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:28

Explore Design, Engineering and Technology

A short video will introduce you to some of the Engineering, Technology and Design resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 15:22

Explore Business and Management

A short video will introduce you to our Selected resources for your study pages.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 14:46

Explore Arts and Humanities

A short video will introduce you to some of the Arts and Humanities resources available to you.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 11:54

Exploring library resources

A short animated video introduces you to the OU Library. A linked series of subject-specific introductions explore how library resources can support your studies with the OU.

Tue, 20/03/2012 - 11:48

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

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