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.

Workshops on Research Methods

Quantitative Methods WorkshopThe Library subscribes to Sage Research Methods Online, a database with over 1,000 videos, books, handbooks, and journal articles focusing on research design and methods in the social sciences. This Thursday, September 6th, a trainer from Sage will lead workshops in Library L17 on using the tool. Snacks will be provided!

1:30-2:30 pm: Quantitative Methods Workshop 

3:30-4:30pm: Ethnographic Methods WorkshopEthnographic Methods Workshop

Better Together: Academic Support & Library Workshops

Each semester, Academic Support Services and Library staff host workshops for students on general study skills, research skills, quantitative skills, and senior thesis-writing. In an effort to make it easier for students to find out about upcoming workshops, the DoJo and the Library have created a combined workshop list.

You can find it on both the Academic Support Services and Library websites.






Many thanks to Public Affairs and Conference & Events Planning for their help in creating the combined workshop list!

October Citation Management Workshops

It’s probably time to start writing your papers. New to using EndNote or Zotero? Need a refresher on how to create a bibliography or cite while you write? We can help. Join us for one of our 30 minute drop-in workshops.

All workshops will be in Library L17.





Introduction to EndNote  Wednesday 10/4/17 2:00-2:30

EndNote & Microsoft Word  Wednesday 10/11/17 2:00-2:30

Introduction to Zotero – Monday 10/2/17 3:00-3:30

Zotero & Microsoft Word – Monday 10/9/17 3:00-3:30

Questions? Ask A Librarian!

September Zotero and EndNote Workshops

Come learn about the new versions of Zotero and EndNote at our September drop-in workshops.

Intro to EndNote – Monday 9/11/17 4:30-5:00 in Library 17

EndNote & Microsoft Word – Wednesday 9/20/17 10:00-10:30 in Library 17


Intro to Zotero – Monday 9/11/17 3:30-4:oo in Library 17

Zotero & Microsoft Word – Monday 9/18/17 3:30-4:00 in Library 221


Zotero and EndNote are two citation management software packages available to Reed students. Citation managers allow you to create your own personal research database to easily collect, organize , and format references. Learning to use a citation manager will help you save time when creating bibliographies.

Questions? Ask A Librarian!

The Research Question Workshop

What does it mean when you’re told to “write an essay”?
How do you come up with a good question?

Join us to explore methods to find and act on research questions, how to narrow a question’s focus, and develop and implement research strategies to complement your question. And there will be snacks!

Wednesday, October 28 from 4-5 in Library L17 with David Gruber (dojo) and Annie Downey (library).

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, http://cdm.reed.edu/u?/reedhisttxt,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:



New Library System, Intro Workshops

The new library catalog is now live! Join us for an introductory workshop on best practices for navigating the new catalog. Contact a librarian (http://info.library.reed.edu/ask/) with any questions.

The workshops are scheduled for:

Wednesday, January 29 @ 3pm in L17

Thursday, January 30 @ 10am in L17

Friday, January 31 @ 3pm in the PARC

Tuesday, February 4 @ 4pm in the PARC

Wednesday, February 5 @ 11am in L17

Friday, February 7 @ 1pm in L17

For more information, visit:

Learn about the new Library System

The new Library System is coming on December 23, 2013. Learn about the new system at an info session, open to all members of the Reed community. If you are unable to make it to one of the sessions, talk to a librarian about the new interface. Refreshments will be served at all sessions.

Wed 10/30 1-2 (Eliot 216)
Thur 10/31 1-2 (PARC)

Tue 11/5 12-1 (TBD)
Wed 11/6 4-5 (Library – L17)

More on the New Library System: http://library.reed.edu/about/librarysystem.html

Save Time with EndNote

If you’ve been interested in learning how to use EndNote like a pro, drop into one of the joint Library/CUS EndNote sessions.  These sessions will teach you how to use EndNote to manage your citations and organize your research. Contact Linda Maddux (lbm@reed.edu) if you have any questions.

Workshops will held in Library 17 at the following times:
Sunday, Sept. 12th, 3:30 pm
Tuesday, Sept. 21st, 3 pm
Thursday, Sep. 30th, 6:15 pm
Monday, October 4th, 3 pm
Saturday, Oct. 9, 2 pm
Thursday, Oct. 14, 10 am
Wednesday, Oct. 27, 5 pm