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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

Nov 08

Introduction to Library Services

Mon, 08/11/2021 - 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.

Nov 17

Smarter searching with library databases

Wed, 17/11/2021 - 13:00

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

Nov 22

The why and how of referencing

Mon, 22/11/2021 - 20:00

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

Nov 30

Managing your digital footprint

Tue, 30/11/2021 - 19:00

Learn how your digital footprint is created and how to create a positive online identity.

Dec 06

Introduction to Library Services

Mon, 06/12/2021 - 21:00

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.

Dec 14

Using Library Search for your assignment

Tue, 14/12/2021 - 13:00

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