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Training and events

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

The online training sessions are 30 to 45 minutes long and provide an online alternative to face-to-face training while still allowing you live access to a librarian. To find out more about the tool we use and to access a room to test your audio, please see the Online rooms guidance (login required).

Recordings of the live training sessions are available underneath the 'Join Room' link on the session pages and a list of recent and upcoming events are also available.

The Library Research Support Team also runs a range of training sessions for postgraduate researchers throughout the year

Jun 06

Introduction to Library Services

Tue, 06/06/2023 - 19:30

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.

Jun 07

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Wed, 07/06/2023 - 12:00

If you experience difficulties in reading some full text formats this session will show you how to make adjustments to improve accessibility.

Jun 12

The why and how of referencing

Mon, 12/06/2023 - 19:30

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

Jun 15

Reference management tools - an introduction

Thu, 15/06/2023 - 12:00

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

Jun 21

Using Library Search for your assignment

Wed, 21/06/2023 - 19:30

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