Help Desk

Information Technology

Software Help

This page provides general usage guides on a wide variety of programs that students use in their coursework. Since it would be a formidable task to cover the entire plethora of academic software, we have compiled guides to programs most commonly used by students.

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Keyed Software 

Some (but not all) of the applications listed below are provided by Reed College in the form of "keyed" applications. To find out more, visit our Keyed Software page.

Writing Papers (Text and Layout Design)

Data Analysis (Graphing and Statistics)

Graphics Software

Web and Communication Software

Operating Systems