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Training and events

We offer a programme of live online training sessions to all OU students and staff. This includes introductions to the online library, how to find information for your assignments and referencing.

The online training sessions are 30 to 60 minutes long and give you live access to a librarian. All the sessions are delivered in Adobe Connect. To find out more about Adobe Connect and to test your audio, please see the Online rooms guidance (login required).

Browse the training sessions below or use the menu on the right-hand side of the page. Click on a session title to find out how to join, download the slides and handout, and access the session recording.

A full list of recent and upcoming events is also available.

The Library Research Support Team also runs a range of training sessions for postgraduate researchers throughout the year.

Apr 23

Using Library Search for your assignment

Tue, 23/04/2024 - 19:30

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

Apr 25

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Thu, 25/04/2024 - 19:30

If you experience difficulties in reading some full text formats this session will show you how to make adjustments to improve accessibility.

Apr 30

The why and how of referencing

Tue, 30/04/2024 - 19:30

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

May 08

Exploring Generative AI: critical skills and ethical use

Wed, 08/05/2024 - 19:30

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

May 09

Smarter searching with library databases

Thu, 09/05/2024 - 20:30

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