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Online training sessions

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 training sessions for postgraduate researchers throughout the year.

Online training sessions

Upcoming Training and events

Mar 04

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Mon, 04/03/2024 - 12:00

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

Mar 05

The why and how of referencing

Tue, 05/03/2024 - 19:30

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

Mar 07

Using Library Search for your assignment

Thu, 07/03/2024 - 12:30

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

Mar 11

Assessing the reliability of information for your assignment

Mon, 11/03/2024 - 19:30

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

Mar 18

Smarter searching with library databases

Mon, 18/03/2024 - 07:00

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

Mar 20

Reference management tools - an introduction

Wed, 20/03/2024 - 20:00

Learn how reference management tools work and the benefit and risks of using them.

Apr 08

The why and how of referencing

Mon, 08/04/2024 - 19:30

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

Apr 15

Introduction to Library Services

Mon, 15/04/2024 - 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.

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.

May 13

The why and how of referencing

Mon, 13/05/2024 - 19:30

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

May 15

Assessing the reliability of information for your assignment

Wed, 15/05/2024 - 19:30

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

May 21

Diverse voices, alternative sources

Tue, 21/05/2024 - 19:30

Learn why it is important to consider diverse perspectives in your research and discover search tips and resources which will help you find them.

Jun 10

Introduction to Library Services

Mon, 10/06/2024 - 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.

Jun 12

The why and how of referencing

Wed, 12/06/2024 - 19:30

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

Jun 17

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Mon, 17/06/2024 - 19:30

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

Jun 20

Reference management tools - an introduction

Thu, 20/06/2024 - 12:30

Learn how reference management tools work and the benefit and risks of using them.

Jun 24

Using Library Search for your assignment

Mon, 24/06/2024 - 19:30

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

Jun 27

Managing your digital footprint

Thu, 27/06/2024 - 19:30

Learn how your digital footprint is created and how to create a positive online identity.

Jul 10

The why and how of referencing

Wed, 10/07/2024 - 12:30

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

Jul 16

Exploring Generative AI: critical skills and ethical use

Tue, 16/07/2024 - 20:00

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

Jul 18

Improving your experience accessing online resources

Thu, 18/07/2024 - 19:30

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

Jul 24

Smarter searching with library databases

Wed, 24/07/2024 - 19:30

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