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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 aimed at staff and postgraduate research students.

Sep 25

Using Library Search for your assignment

Mon, 25/09/2023 - 19:30

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

Oct 03

Introduction to Library Services

Tue, 03/10/2023 - 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.

Oct 04

The why and how of referencing

Wed, 04/10/2023 - 12:30

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

Oct 09

Smarter searching with library databases

Mon, 09/10/2023 - 19:30

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

Oct 11

Assessing the reliability of information for your assignment

Wed, 11/10/2023 - 19:30

Learn how to evaluate information and why it is important to look critically at online information sources.