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Spring break hours

For Spring Break, Reed Library's hours will be:

Friday, March 9 - 7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, March 10 - closed
Sunday, March 11 - closed

Monday, March 12 to Friday, March 16 - 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 17 - closed
Sunday, March 18 - closed

Regular hours resume Monday, March 19, when the library is open 7:30 am to 1:00 am.
Fredonia students, faculty, and staff can receive reference assistance at any time by using the "Chat Live with a Librarian 24/7" service, available from Reed Library's homepage.
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EndNote X8 now available

Reed Library is pleased to offer current Fredonia students, faculty, and staff access to the citation manager EndNote X8. EndNote helps users build a library of citations for their research, store the full text of their citations, and easily add in-text citations and bibliographies in Microsoft Word.

EndNote is currently installed in all campus computer labs. Downloads are available for faculty and staff office computers, and for the personal computers of current students, faculty, and staff. For download links and more information, see Reed Library's EndNote guide.

Scopus access ending

As of today, February 28, SUNY's contract for the database Scopus has ended, and as a result it will no longer be accessible through Reed Library.

While we know that Scopus is a terrific resource, unfortunately this is a decision we have no control over. If you have previously used Scopus, we recommend Web of Science as an excellent alternative.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the Reference Desk at 716-673-3222 or

WWI Centennial: War and Peace

A two-day event, to take place on Wednesday, Feb. 21 and Thursday, Feb. 22, will bring together Afghanistan and Iraq veterans in Fredonia, scholars of World War I history, conflict and peace studies, and the general public during the WWI Centennial (2018) in order to discuss what it means to end a war and to transition into peace.

In an age where, as Harold Koh argues, there is no foreseeable strategy to impose temporal or geographic limits on America’s “forever wars,” how do we discourse on ending wars and peace making? What are some parallels and differences between American involvement in WWI and America's current wars on foreign soil? These fundamental questions will guide both the readings and the panel discussion.

On Wednesday, Feb. 21, a public reading of WWI American literary texts will take place from noon to 2 p.m.

On Thursday, Feb. 22, a panel discussion on WWI and American military history will take place from noon to 3 p.m., featuring military history schola…

New trial databases: Time, Life, American Antiquarian Society

Reed Library is pleased to offer trials of three databases:

The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collections provide digital access to the most comprehensive collection of American periodicals published between 1684 and 1912, from the premier library documenting the life of America's people from the Colonial Era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.

The Life Magazine Archive consists of cover to cover processing dating back to issue number one in 1936 of the American variety magazine Life, published by Time Inc.

The Time Magazine Archive includes cover to cover processing dating back to issue number one in 1923 of the American popular magazine Time, published by Time Inc.

These databases are accessible from the links above, or from the Databases tab on the Library's homepage. If you have any questions, please ask a librarian for help or additional information.

Reed Library winter break hours

Reed Library's hours for winter break are as follows:

Wednesday, Feb. 14 — 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 15 — 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 16 — 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 17 — Closed
Sunday, Feb. 18 — Closed

Standard hours resume on Monday, Feb. 19, when the Library will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

For day-by-day details on the Library's hours, including reference service and Archives & Special Collections, please see the Reed Library hours page.