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IWU OCLS: New Student OCLS Survival Guide


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New Student OCLS Survival Guide
 

WELCOME!


 

Welcome to Indiana Wesleyan University!

OCLS


 

OCLS is the library for IWU National & Global and Wesley Seminary students.

 

We help busy adult students with research, APA, and Chicago Style, so you save time and achieve success in your classes.

 

 

ACCESSING OCLS

  1. To access OCLS, log into the myIWU portal
  2. On the portal page, click on the Online Campus Library Services (OCLS) button. The OCLS website will open in a new browser tab. 

OCLS button in the portal

  • When you are using the library databases, you will be prompted to log in. Log in with your myIWU username and password. This is the same information you use to log into the myIWU portal. 

 

IWU EMAIL

  • University policy requires us to communicate with students through their IWU email.
  • Be sure to check your IWU email often. 

 

SERVICES & SUPPORT

Research Help

Citation Help

APA Format Review

Chicago Format Review

Library Article, Book, & Chapter Requests

 

TUTORIALS

OCLS has tutorials covering how to research, write a literature review, use OCLS databases,  and use Academic Writer, Grammarly, and more.   

 

VIRTUAL ASSISTANT 

When you have a question, the OCLS Virtual Assistant in the bottom right corner of your screen can answer most of your questions. 

 

HOURS

Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 8 pm (ET)

Friday: 8 am - 5 pm (ET)

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

University Holidays & Holiday Weekends: CLOSED

 

CONNECT WITH US 

Facebook: @ocls.indwes
Facebook: @ocls.indwes

 

CONTACT US 

 

Request Research Help

 

Request Citation Help

 

Request Format Review

 

Call OCLS

 

ACADEMIC WRITER


 

APA Style Writing is easy with APA's official platform. 

  • Save time creating references.

 

  • Your paper is automatically formatted.

 

  • Become confident writing in APA!

 

Writing papers in APA Style takes a lot of time. 

 

Remembering all the rules is hard!

 

Academic Writer saves you time and makes writing easier! 

 

 

References are easy to create
Fill out the form for your source, and Academic Writer automatically formats everything.
Cite with a few clicks
As you write your paper in Academic Writer, you create in-text citations with a few clicks. In-text citations are automatically formatted in the body of your paper.
You save time
Your paper is automatically formatted in APA Style.

 

 

 

It takes a few papers to become comfortable writing your papers with Academic Writer.

Watch our video tutorials to help you get started.

 

 

 

 

 

To access Academic Writer, log into your Brightspace course.

On your course homepage, scroll down to the Tools for Success! widget and click Academic Writer. 

 

Academic Writer is not compatible with Internet Explorer or Edge browsers. 

Use ChromeFirefox, or Safari browsers. 

 

 

OFFICE 365


 

Office 365 is FREE for IWU students!

To learn more about downloading Office 365 at no additional cost, read the IWU Knowledge Base article Office 365 for Students.

 

DOWNLOAD

If you need help downloading Office 365, contact IWU Tech Support

Scroll down to the bottom of the page for their contact information. 

 

TUTORIALS

OCLS has Office 365 tutorials to help you learn how to use Office 365, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 

GRAMMARLY


 

Grammarly EDU Premium is FREE for IWU students through Grammarly@edu! 

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • To have access to Grammarly Premium, you must
    • Sign up by accessing Grammarly through the Tools for Success! widget on your Brightspace course homepage. 
    • Log in with your myIWU portal username and password. 

 

TUTORIALS

OCLS has Grammarly tutorials to help you sign up and learn how to use Grammarly to write better papers.   

TUTOR.COM


 

Tutor.com is FREE to IWU students. 

  • Tutor.com has FREE tutoring 24/7. 
  • Tutor.com will review your paper's grammar, mechanics, thesis statement, and structure. 

 

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about Tutor.com, visit the Academic Support and Tutoring page in the myIWU Portal.

 

SUPPORT

If you need help with Tutor.com or have questions, contact Student Success and Engagement. Please fill out their Tutoring Information Form for help. 

 

 

We help busy adult students with research, APA, and Chicago Style so you save time and achieve success in your classes.


1-800-521-1848

4201 South Washington
Marion, IN, USA 46953


Contact Us

HOURS
  • Mon – Thur: 8 AM – 8 PM (ET)
  • Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM (ET)
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED
  • IWU Holidays & Holidays Weekends: CLOSED

  • Librarians may not be available all open hours, but will answer ASAP.
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