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Finding information on your research topic

Explore a range of resources perfect for Level 3 and beyond.

Selected resources for your study

Are you unsure where to start your search? Begin your journey with handpicked OU library resources. Whatever your research topic - this page is great for helping you find relevant databases. It also covers key ebooks and ejournals.

Finding resources for your assignment

New to finding information on the library website or using library databases? If so this page is for you. It provides guidance on planning your search.

How do I do a literature search?

Literature searches can be daunting. Improve your research skills with "How do I do a literature search?" This guide walks you through the search process step by step.

Advanced evaluation

Find tips on assessing information critically in "Advanced evaluation".

How do I do a citation search?

Curious about the impact of a piece of research? Citation searching can offer a glimpse into the direction of evolving research. Our "How do I do a citation search?" is here to help.

Access eresources using Google Scholar

Already using Google Scholar? Set your preferences in Google Scholar so you can link seamlessly through to OU Library resources.