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Pathways

When you select a pathway, you will see a number of activities on a particular theme. Pathways allow you to develop a deeper understanding of a topic. You can work through the activities in your chosen pathway in any order.


Exploring your information landscape

Exploring your information landscape

Introducing you to the world of information at your disposal, including the Open University online library and its wide range of resources.

Here are the activities making up this pathway.

The icon next to each activity helps you to identify the format used (e.g. video, activity, further reading).

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Information universe

Activity

Planning a search based on the type of information needed and its purpose.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Information universe (pdf)
Information universe (word)

What is the online library?

Video

Bob discovers the Open University's online library, which gives you access to thousands of up-to-date online articles and books. Transcript available.

This activity will take you: 2 minutes

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Getting started with the online library

Video

A video introducing the resources and services available through the Open University online library.

This activity will take you: 2 minutes

Start Getting started with the online library

Explore library resources

Video

A collection of short videos introducing you to the rich variety of online resources provided by OU Library Services. Choose the subject you are interested in. Transcripts are available.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Anatomy of a Journal

Activity

How to identify the different elements which make up a journal and a journal article, and understand the role of peer review.

This activity will take you: 10 minutes

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Anatomy of a Journal (pdf)
Anatomy of a Journal (word)