Thesis formatting & submission

Looking for information about thesis formatting? Wondering when to submit your final thesis to the library? Learn about all things thesis in the Thesis Help 2022-2023 Guide.

You will submit your thesis for review twice; first to the Registrar (when you get your laurels) and then to the library after your Oral exam after making all corrections.

Your thesis must meet formatting requirements before it will be accepted by the library at the end of the thesis process. We recommend that you make sure your thesis is formatted correctly before you submit it to the Registrar before Orals exams. The library will reach out to students starting the week of May 1st with information about your submitted thesis and any formatting issues. If you have questions about formatting, citations, etc. you can also reserve an appointment with a librarian to chat about your thesis via the requesting help form.

If you’re not sure how to use the thesis template and want help with formatting,  make an appointment with the Reed IT help desk. 

Seniors: Final Thesis Submission

A reminder to seniors that your thesis is due for final submission no later than Friday, December 16th, 2022 at 12noon.

Make any formatting changes requested by the library and corrections from your Orals Board.

Once corrections are made, log in to the online portal and submit your final thesis PDF to the library.

You will not be able to resubmit your thesis so make sure you are sending your finished document. 

A librarian will check that your thesis meets the requirements and email you indicating if your submission has been approved or if further changes are required.

You are done!

The library will coordinate and cover the cost of the printing and binding of the two library copies. If personal copies are desired, please contact Print Services

Questions? Check out the Thesis Help 2022-2023 Guide.

Sage Campus Trial through 8/31

This trial has been extended through 8/31.

The library is running a trial of SAGE Campus, a module-based online learning platform. This product has full courses on Python, Data Management, statistics and research methods. If you would like to try out this product click the Register button on the site while on the Reed Campus to create an account. These courses are intended for independent study or for faculty to be able to assign as additive to their classroom teaching.

Sage has two guides for using the system:

Please let us know if you have questions or feedback about this trial by emailing us.

Zotero on Demand

Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Need help with citation management? Want to learn more about Zotero? We’ve got you covered! Book an appointment with a librarian to find out how Zotero can help you cite and organize your research. Just give us a bit of information in the appointment request form and someone will follow up with you to schedule an appointment. 

To get started, download Zotero anytime. Information on installing and using this great tool can be found on the Zotero Research Guide.

Have a question about Zotero, citation management, or getting started? Reach out to your subject liaison or chat with a librarian for more information.

Open Access Week: Journals & Scholarly Communication

Open Access Logo

As part of a growing trend toward increased access, many scholars are choosing to publish in an Open Access format. Services like the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) index “high quality, peer_reviewed Open Access research journals, periodicals and their articles’ metadata.” ( More than 2 million articles from 900 different journals are available in the areas of science, technology, medicine, social science, and humanities. To learn more about Open Access journals and repositories, visit Reed’s Open Access guide or check out the DOAJ FAQ site.

Open Access Week (October 24 – 30, 2016) is a global event to promote Open Access (OA) as the new default in scholarship and research.

Digital Loeb Classical Library now available

The Digital Loeb Classical Library is now available online for the Reed community. This important archive complements the library’s print offering of classical Greek and Latin texts.

Key features include:
• Single- and dual-language reading modes
• Sophisticated Bookmarking and Annotation features
• Tools for sharing Bookmarks and Annotations
• Greek keyboard
• User account and My Loeb content saved in perpetuity
• Intuitive Search and Browse

Some of the site’s most useful tools are features of “My Loebs,” the personal accounts available to all authorized users. You can create your own account (via the “Sign up” link at the top of each page on the site) so as to utilize the digital Loeb Classical Library’s full capabilities.

New in Reed Digital Collections!

The library is happy to announce two new additions to Reed Digital Collections.

Nicholas Wheeler Physics Lectures

Nicholas Wheeler taught Physics at Reed from 1963 to 2010. Although his writings were never published, 27 volumes of his lecture notes on all the topics he taught were written out in his clear calligraphic script and bound for deposit in the Reed Library. These notes have become something of a cult classic and are still sought out by graduates of his classes. They have now been digitized and are presented in this collection for consultation and access by all.

Early Printing and Writing Collection

The Early Printing and Writing Collection consists of complete letters, documents, and manuscript books from all over Europe and several New World countries. Examples range from the early 15th century into the 20th century, with emphasis on the 16th and 17th centuries. From letters to tally books, archeological reports to war statistics, and Inquisition warrants to legal battles, these items are also of great historical interest worthy of scholarly study. They are unique and are only now available for such study.

New Pauly Supplements trial

The Library is offering trial access to Brill’s New Pauly Supplements, vols 1-6. These reference works complement Reed’s current holdings of the seminal and comprehensive New Pauly resource. Users are invited to send comments to Angie Beiriger no later than April 30.

Individual titles in the series:
 1. Chronologies of the Ancient World
Lists all rulers and dynasties that made their mark on ancient history, from the Mesopotamian kings around 3000 BC to the Bishops and Patriarchs of Late Antiquity.
2. Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts
An overview of authors and Major Works of Greek and Latin literature, and their history in written tradition, from Late Antiquity until present: papyri, manuscripts, Scholia, early and contemporary authoritative editions, and translations.
 3. Historical Atlas of the Ancient World
Covering the 3rd millennium BC until the 15th century AD, this new atlas of the ancient world illustrates the political, economic, social and cultural developments in the ancient Near East, the Mediterranean world, the Byzantine Empire, the Islamic world and the Holy Roman Empire.
  4. The Reception of Myth and Mythology
The routes and works through which the myths of Greece and Rome have passed into the cultural memory of Europe.
5. The Reception of Classical Literature
An overview of the reception and influence of ancient literary works on the literature, art and music from antiquity to the present.
6. History of Classical Scholarship
This dictionary charts the lives and works of more than 700 influential scholars from the 14th century onwards who have made their mark on the study of Antiquity.

Copyright & Your Thesis

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 / 4:00pm / L17

A group of seniors are delivering their theses to the Registrar’s Office, Spring 1963.
Retrieved from Reed Digital Collections,,13732 (accessed 4.2.14)

What is fair use? Who holds the copyright on your thesis? Why does citing images and data matter in academia?

Join Reed College librarians and students as we talk about these questions and more in a panel discussion on Copyright and Your Thesis. This interactive session will cover what you need to know about images, data, & fair use. Although we’ll focus on copyright and theses, everyone is welcome. Bring questions! Snacks and conversation starters provided.

L17 is on the lower level of the library. (Get directions at the front Circ desk)

Panel includes: