Most of our computers now have the full version of Microsoft Word. The only exceptions are computers with scanners and those set up just to find reserves materials. So, finding a computer to use is much easier now!
The most reliable way to save your work is to use a USB thumb drive. We highly recommend this method, as it is the best way to protect yourself from losing your work. Also, if a computer loses power or has to be rebooted anything that is saved to our computers will be lost.
If you have emailed a file to yourself and want to edit it, you MUST either save it to a USB drive or to our computer BEFORE making any changes. If you do not do this, your changes won’t be saved.
UCSB students can also save files to U-Storage space.
Good luck with your papers. Don’t forget to Ask a Librarian if you need help with your research.