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Creating Digital Media

Campus resources to create, edit, and share digital objects

Course Reserves

Course reserves are high-demand resources made available for a specific course.

Articles, book chapters, or essays on reserve are available electronically (E-Reserve).

Books, films, music or other items that are not available online are placed physically "on reserve" at the Library.  These items are available to students on a short loan (2 hours, 4 hours, or sometimes 24 or 48 hours). View the Setting Up Library Course Reserves library guide to learn more about setting up library course reserves

Citation Management

Citation management tools are programs that collect records or citations from research databases (indexes, catalogs, etc.) and the web that you can then organize for your research projects. They also help you cite your research by creating bibliographies, citations, and footnotes automatically.

The library provides training, documentation, and licenses for 3 popular citation management tools: Endnote, Endnote Online and Zotero


Across campus, you can find specialized scanners and services to convert almost any document to a digital format. These services include:

Scan & Deliver

Scan & Deliver

Scan & Deliver enables you to obtain scans of book chapters and journal articles in the general collections of the University of Chicago Library for your research.

The Library can also deliver digital book chapters and articles not in general collections through Interlibrary Loan

Store Your Media

ITServices has partnered with Box and Google Drive for the campus' cloud storage needs. Most of the features of Google Drive and Box are very similar; we recommend you use the tool that is best for your team. The primary differences between Google Drive and Box are shown in the following table:

Feature Box Google Drive
Free Storage Unlimited 5GB
Real-time edition and collaboration No Yes
Extensive document preview formats Yes No
Ownership Owner of the folder Creator of the document
Groups A group or an individual can own a folder Only individuals own folders

To learn more about campus cloud storage solutions, check out the Academic & Scholarly Technology Services blog post, "Box v.s. Google: Which to Use for My Class?"

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Print, Copy & Scan Across Campus

The University of Chicago's printing service is available at all campus libraries, residence halls, and the Arley D. Cathey Learning Center. To learn more about how to print, copy, and scan across campus, speak to the Proven staff on the first floor of the Regenstein Library.

The first floor of the Regenstein Library also has a Zeta Book Scanner (pictured above) free of cost. Requires a USB drive.