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Instructional Support

The University offers tutorial support in writing skills, mathematics, and other academic areas.  Workshops are offered on a wide variety of topics such as basic study skills, learning to use the library, writing a college paper, test-taking strategies, and time management.  

 The University provides instructional support through the computer labs, science labs, art studios, the writing lab, and other specialized resources.  

 Dulany Library

 Dulany Library is open 89.5 hours per week during the academic year and contains a wide variety of materials, including almost 100,000 printed books and more than 10,000 DVDs and other non-print materials. The circulation period for most materials is 30 days and can be mailed directly to students.

 The Library subscribes to a variety of digital resources including almost 200,000 e-books and 38,000 full-text journals. ; Additional digital resources are also available, such as dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias, legal reference databases, and streaming videos. The Library provides a discovery service, called Woods OneSearch that retrieves journal articles, books, videos and other materials in a single search with the ability to refine searches using specific parameters, making it extremely easy to find the resources you need.

 Reference services are available by calling the Library at 1-573-4289 or by clicking on “Ask the Librarian” on the Library main web page. ; All library resources are accessible through the Library’s web site at ;

 William Woods University is a charter member of MOBIUS, a statewide consortium of academic libraries which provides WWU faculty and students with online access and borrowing privileges to twenty-four million items in Missouri’s academic libraries as well as providing detailed information about the library materials housed on the WWU campus. Materials not available through the WWU Library or MOBIUS may be requested free through interlibrary loan ; a form is available on the library’s web site. ;

 Technology Resources

 *Atomic Learning

 All students at WWU have access to this on line tutorial program. Atomic Learning is a digital tutorial website with more than 1,500 hours of on line professional development and learning resources. This program will assist you in learning how to use different software programs.

 Atomic Learning is accessed through Owlnet. Once logged into Owlnet, the Atomic Learning link is on the far right in the grey section under courses. The log in is your email user name and password. If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the Academic Success Center.


Online assistance for English, Math, and most other academic subjects is also available 24/7 through SmartThinking, the University's e-tutoring service provider. Students must be logged in to OwlNet, then simply click the "Tutoring" tab at the top of the main page and follow the simple directions to connect with a tutor.

 No separate login is required. users will see a list of basic subjects, and a field to do a subject search. For most subjects there are two options, “Drop-in tutoring” and “Offline questions.” Drop-in allows students  to chat live with a tutor, and offline allows students to submit a question. The tutors then email back the answers. The system is very user friendly.  Students who are having issues with the system or who need more time allocated should contact the Academic Success Center.


 Graduate and Online Welcome Center

 New Graduate and Online students are invited to visit the Graduate and Online Welcome Center. The welcome center may be accessed via the Current Students web page on . New students are counseled to visit the portal by their admissions counselor following official university acceptance. Students also receive reminders to visit the welcome center via success coach contacts and communications. The welcome center was designed to provide consistent information that is conducive to a positive orientation experience for new graduate and online students. This portal is designed for new students, however it may be accessed on an unlimited bases.  

 Student Services

 *Career Development Center

 The mission of the William Woods University Office of Career Services is to educate and empower students and alumni in the development of lifelong career strategies for a diverse world.

 Career Services is designed to help students and alumni at all stages in the career development process. As the university mission states Career Services strives to be ‘student-centered and professions-oriented’ by helping students answer the questions: Who Am I? Where Am I Going? How Do I Get There?

 Services: Career exploration; Career planning; Interest inventories; Resume and cover letter development; Internship searches and obtaining; Interview preparation; Job searches; LinkedIn; Networking and social media


Academic Catalog

This is the UNOFFICIAL Academic Catalog. This site is dynamic, subject to change and therefore may not always represent the offerings and curriculum of the latest or current academic year.

To view the official catalog for a specific academic year, please see the Official Catalogs link.

For questions regarding the curriculum for a specific academic year please contact your Academic Advisor.