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Upcoming Training and events

Feb 27

Smarter searching with library databases

Tue, 27/02/2024 - 19:30

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

Feb 28

Exploring Generative AI: critical skills and ethical use

Wed, 28/02/2024 - 12:30

Develop a critical awareness of Generative AI within the context of academic study.

Library News

Exploring Generative AI online training session – 19 February

Thursday, 8 February, 2024 - 12:29

New online training session exploring Generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, with guidance on the use of such tools in your studies.

Foundations Programme – reflections and upcoming activities

Thursday, 11 January, 2024 - 11:36

Reflections from colleagues in the Foundations Programme team, highlighting the benefits they are seeing.

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Services for postgraduate researchers

OU Researchers and research students have access to a world class collection of online resources, a document delivery service, and guidance on skills development.

Joining the Open University Library

How to register for a library card to borrow books from the library building on the campus in Milton Keynes.