The Fletcher School

Edwin Ginn Library & IT

Placing Materials on Course Reserve

Submitting Reading Lists | Deadlines | Trunk | Linking to Articles | Copyright/Fair Use

Submitting a Reading List

Faculty should submit reading lists of required books to the library electronically at Please list books and articles in two separate sections.

The heading of the list should include the course number and name, faculty name and semester. Required book lists must include complete citations and should be alphabetized by author. If the list is an update of last year's list, please indicate new items with bold type. If no changes have been made to the list, please indicate that in your email.

The library does not hold photocopies of book chapters or articles on reserve. Books in which chapters are assigned should be included on your required books list. You may post articles electronically to the course site on Trunk.

Reading lists of books and articles are kept at the Circulation Desk for use by students. They are annotated with call numbers and other useful information. All items on reserve in the library are listed in the online catalog under the course and instructor.

Use the Reading List Checklist to make sure that your list meets all the criteria.


Please submit your reading lists by the following dates to insure that they will be processed and the materials received before the start of classes:

Fall Semester: June 15
Spring Semester: November 15
Summer School: April 15

Using Trunk

Trunk is a web-based, course management program designed to facilitate teaching, learning, and assessment.  The use of Trunk enables the sharing of knowledge and new models of collaboration within and across disciplines, at Tufts and beyond.   Trunk enables instructors to provide students with course materials, discussion boards, and online quizzes.  The degree to which Trunk is used in a course varies and some faculty members do not use Trunk at all.  Anyone with a Tufts Username (UTLN) and password can also create a project site; project sites can be used for many types of collaboration.  Tufts and non-Tufts people can be added to project sites, and/or Tufts community members are able to find and join public sites.

You can access your Trunk course sites at You log in with your Tufts Username (UTLN) and password, the same credentials you use to sign into your Tufts email account or the computers in the Ginn Library and Mugar Lab.   If you need an electronic copy of readings / articles, feel free to use the scanners in the Ginn Library and Mugar Lab. 

The Trunk Support site  contains self-study videos and other documentation. You can also send an email to the Trunk Support Team at  In your message state what you need help with and include your Tufts Username and email address.

Linking to Articles

In many cases it is possible to link directly to articles in licensed electronic databases. For instructions on linking see Tisch Library's guide to linking to library resources in Trunk.

Copyright and Fair Use

All members of the Tufts community are required to be mindful of copyright. See the Tufts University Policy on Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials for more information.