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Online training sessions

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

The online training sessions are 30 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.

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Online training sessions

Aug 29

Using Library Search for your assignment

Thursday, 29 August, 2019 - 19:30

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

Sep 02

The why and how of referencing

Monday, 2 September, 2019 - 21:00

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

Sep 05

Introduction to Library Services

Thursday, 5 September, 2019 - 13:00

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.

Sep 09

Using Library Search for your assignment

Monday, 9 September, 2019 - 12:30

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

Sep 11

Smarter searching with library databases

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019 - 20:00

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

Sep 16

The OU Online Journal Club (OJC)

Monday, 16 September, 2019 - 19:00

Whichever module you are currently studying - and whatever your particular interest - we think you’ll find the Journal Club a valuable experience. 

Sep 17

Introduction to Library Services

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 - 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.

Sep 19

The why and how of referencing

Thursday, 19 September, 2019 - 13:00

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

Sep 21

The OU Online Journal Club (OJC)

Saturday, 21 September, 2019 - 10:00

Whichever module you are currently studying - and whatever your particular interest - we think you’ll find the Journal Club a valuable experience. 

Sep 23

Using Library Search for your assignment

Monday, 23 September, 2019 - 20:30

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

Sep 24

Introduction to Library Services

Tuesday, 24 September, 2019 - 12:30

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.

Nov 11

Introduction to Library Services

Monday, 11 November, 2019 - 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.