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

These 30 – 60 minute interactive sessions cover library skills topics such as searching for information, evaluating sources, and referencing.

They are delivered throughout the week including evenings and lunchtimes, using Adobe Connect online rooms.

Visit the Library Training and Events page to join a session, watch a recording, or for more information.

Find a session to suit you

Our online training sessions are suitable for students and staff from all levels and areas of study and are designed to support you throughout your OU studies.  

Library Services currently offers seven sessions which are open to all staff and students and are repeated throughout the year. If you can’t attend a live session, you can catch up with a recording at any time. 

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 OU studies or work. 

The why and how of referencing

Learn why referencing is important, how to construct references and where to go for help and support.

Using Library Search for your assignment

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

Smarter searching with library databases

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

Evaluating information for your assignment

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

Exploring ebooks

Learn how to get the most out of over 400,000 ebooks available in the OU Library.

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Open to all, but of most interest to students who may experience difficulties with full text formats and want to learn more about accessible formats.