News and Updates

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Jackson Library has implemented a chat service, and OCLS may begin using chat or video conference technology in the near future.

Learn of locations where OCLS events are occuring.
For more information about any announcement, or to inquire about holding an event in an education center near you, phone the Off Campus Library Services office at 800-521-1848.

Save the Date!

2013.05.30 -- Greenwood (IN) APA Workshop 5:00 PM – 7:00PM.  Greenwood area onsite or online students are invited to this FREE workshop, held at Indiana Wesleyan University’s Greenwood Education Center

2013.05.29 -- Greenwood (IN) APA Workshop 5:00 PM – 7:00PM.   Greenwood area onsite or online students are invited to this FREE workshop, held at Indiana Wesleyan University’s Greenwood Education Center

2013.05.29 -- Online APA Workshop 12:12 PM – 12:42PM.   Students and faculty are invited to join this online webinar. To be a part of the workshop, use this link:

Helpful Hints

DEBUTE OF UPDATED OCLS PAGES   A site map and easier Library Access Number lookup are two of the new features. (May 2013)

BUSINESS RESOURCES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS   OCLS Business Resources includes tutorials for business databases and other online resources. The Business Resources page also includes custom Research Guides for company globalization, company research, corporate scandals, country research, legal cases, marketing management, marketing segmentation, and productivity. (May, 2013)

CRIMINAL JUSTICE DATABASES AVAILABLE   Students in Indiana Wesleyan’s Criminal Justice programs can access online Criminal Justice resources using this link. These databases include:   Academic Search Complete, Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice, Lexis-Nexis, Military and Government Collection,Military and Intelligence Database, National Criminal Justice Reference Service, PsycArticles, PsycInfo, and SocINDEX with Full Text. (April, 2013)

APA PAPER TEMPLATE AVAILABLE FOR MICROSOFT WORD USERS OCLS has created a template for 6th Edition APA style papers. &nbps; To download the template, click here. Another way to access the template is to start at the OCLS Home Page. Locate the Key Links along the left hand side of the home page, and click the link for APA Style.   You should find the link for APA Paper Template in the list under Other APA 6th ed. Helps. (April, 2013)

SCHOOL OF NURSING STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF: FREE JOURNAL OF CHRISTIAN NURSING IPAD APP AVAILABLE! For a limited time, an iPad-only app is available that allows one to download the current issue of the Journal of Christian Nursing. If you receive JCN on a regular basis, the app gives access to back issues as well. Search in the App Store for Journal of Christian Nursing. (April, 2013)

CLEP AND DANTES/DSST TEST PREPARATION   The Testing and Education Reference Center offers practice questions for these tests. (March, 2013)

GENERAL BUSINESS FILE ASAP   A new edition of General Business File ASAP has been released.   A strength of this product are the reports on publically held companies. (January, 2013

OCLS TOOLBAR WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATED   The kit used to create the OCLS Toolbar is no longer supported, so the toolbar will no longer be updated or aggressively marketed. (September, 2012)

NEW NAME FOR NETLIBRARY.   NetLibrary is now known as EBSCO eBooks.   The OCLS website and Tool Bar have been updated to reflect the new name. (August, 2011)

FACULTY: INFOTRAC ARTICLE LINKS NO LONGER WORK.   Gale's InfoTrac databases (Academic OneFile and General Business File) have been replaced by ABI/Inform Complete and Sage Premier Journals.   Students and faculty whose curriculum includes links to InfoTrac articles should contact OCLS at 1-800-521-1848 or submit an online request for alternative resources. (July, 2011)

SPANISH LANGUAGE RESOURCES NOW AVAILABLE   OCLS has created a resource page for Spanish Students, Biblioteca. (March, 2011)

FILMS ON DEMAND: VIDEO RESOURCES FOR ASSIGNMENTS, LECTURES, AND MORE!   When you are struggling to understand a new idea or concept, it can help if you can see the process visually. To get to Films on Demand, start at the Off Campus Library Services Home Page, Next, look for the Faculty area and click on the link to Films on Demand. You will be asked to enter your last name and give your 14-digit Library Access Number. (August, 2010)

SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND MINISTRY/WESLEY SEMINARY STUDENTS: NEW DATABASE RESOURCES   New religion databases have been added to OCLS’ online resources. New titles include the Digital Karl Barth Library and the Digital Library of Protestant Texts. Students may also want to look through the Biblical Archaeology Society Online Archive and Religious and Theological Abstracts. (April, 2010)

SCHOOL OF NURSING STUDENTS: EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE RESOURCE   ProQuest Nursing Journals now includes evidence-based summaries from the Joanna Briggs Institute. (January, 2010)

SCHOOL OF NURSING STUDENTS: MEDLINE FULL-TEXT DATABASE NOW AVAILABLE   Medline Full-Text provides medical information on medicine, nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine, the health care system, pre-clinical sciences, and more. This EBSCO database can be found at the Nursing Resources page. (December, 2009)

Contact OCLS: 800-521-1848
Hours: Mon. 8-8 | Tue. 8-8 | Wed. 8-8 | Thu. 8-8 | Fri. 8-5 | Sat. 9:30-2
Librarians may not be available all open hours, but will answer ASAP.
    Address: Off Campus Library Services - Jackson Library, Indiana Wesleyan University, 4201 South Washington, Marion, IN, U.S.A. 46953