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IWU OCLS: New Student OCLS Survival Guide


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

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New Student OCLS Survival Guide



Welcome to Indiana Wesleyan University!



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


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




  1. To access OCLS, log into the myIWU portal
  2. Click on National & Global at the top of the page.
  3. On the National & Global page, click on the Online Campus Library Services (OCLS) button on the right side of the page.
    OCLS button in the portal
  4. The OCLS website will open in a new browser tab. 

  • 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. 



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



Research Help

Citation Help

APA Format Review

Library Article, Book, & Chapter Requests



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



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



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

Friday: 8 am - 5 pm (ET)

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

University Holidays & Holiday Weekends: CLOSED



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




Request Research Help


Request Citation Help


Request Format Review





Please note the quickest way to get help is to fill out the forms above.



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 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.



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

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



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



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



  • 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. 



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

TUTOR.COM is FREE to IWU students. 

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



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



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



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

4201 South Washington
Marion, IN, USA 46953

Contact Us

  • 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.