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Curriculum Support

The library seeks to work with faculty to improve our students' access to information and to develop their research skills. Please examine our specific services and contacts listed below to see if you would like to:

Course Support

  • Download images for presentations from
    • ARTstor
      This image database of architecture, painting, photography, sculpture, decorative arts, design, and archaeological and anthropological objects extends Instructor Privileges to faculty who register. For username and password, call Tisch Library at 617-627-3460.
    • Other image databases.
  • Have a librarian assigned to your course and students through our Liaison Program.
  • Contact us (617.636.6705) about joint projects, hands-on training sessions & webpages designed to facilitate the development of students' research skills. Please examine these and other examples listed by school under Education on our homepage:
  • Update your course readings and links to relevant websites and full-text articles with the help of our librarians.
  • Place items on reserve at our Library Service Desk (617.636.6706).
  • Recommend that the library add particular works to its collections.

Reserve a Room

Seminar Rooms

  • The library has several seminar rooms with projections units that can by reserved by faculty for small classes.
  • Computer Classrooms

  • The library has two computer classrooms with XP worktations and multimedia projection systems, which can be reserved by faculty for classes.
  • Please see our Computer Labs & Resources for more details on the computer lab equipment and software.

TUSK - Tufts University Science Knowledgebase

  • Access TUSK with your Tufts username and password.
    • For help with a Tufts username contact the staff at the Library IT Service Desk on Sackler 5 (617-636-2947).
    • Email TUSK if you experience difficulty.
  • Consult your Office of Educational Affairs (TUSDM: Jeffrey Moore (617-636-0352); TUSM: Carolyn McVoy (617-636-6650) or email TUSK, if you would like to:
    • Put course material on TUSK
    • Construct a course homepage
    • Add syllabi, readings, lecture notes, slide presentations, quizzes, multimedia & links to websites.
    • Consult with TUSK staff about graphics & multimedia technology.
  • Consult Elizabeth Richardson (617.636.6774), if you would like to:
    • Add full-text links from your references to e-journal articles or e-book chapters
    • List reserve articles, books or audiovisuals (with HHSL locations) on your course pages
    • Have a librarian assigned to your course & listed on its Contact List.
  • Browse by CORE clerkship our VIP-Care links to evidence and authoritative chapters.
  • Email TUSK or call 617.636.2969 for authoring permission in order to directly upload images and files.
  • Request copyright permission for works loaded on TUSK.
  • See also the TUSK FAQ.

Research Support

Electronic Books & Journals

  • Browse e-books by title & subject.
  • Browse e-journals by title or publisher.
  • Search Tufts Catalog for print holdings and access to most electronic journals. Connect to our electronic resources from its proxied link on the complete record.
  • Link to full-text articles by clicking FindIt@Tufts beside the citation in most of our databases. Our customized PubMed shows a tab for Tufts holdings and blue icons on its Abstract and Citation displays for our print and electronic holdings.
  • See also Tisch Library's How to Use Electronic Journals.
  • For help with our journals, please contact our Library Service Desk (617.636.6705).

Order Papers, Books, Journals & AVs

  • Check out our subsidized fees for ordering:
    • photocopied papers from our collections
    • papers, books & audiovisuals obtained from other libraries.
  • Register for ILLiad, our online document-delivery service.
    • The registration link works on Internet Explorer. Firefox users may need to delete all cookies (Tools/ Options/ Security/ Show Cookies/ Delete All Cookies).
    • Order articles via Ovid's Document Delivery link following their citations.
    • Order books and audiovisuals via the Tufts ILLiad link in WorldCat records.
  • Order articles directly from PubMed via our Loansome Doc Service.
  • Search Tufts Catalog for works held in all Tufts libraries.
  • Check My Account to renew works you've borrowed and see what you've requested from Tufts' libraries.
  • Suggest purchase of a book or journal subscription.

Ovid Databases

  • Request customized, email alerts from Ovid databases; please contact (617.636.6705).
  • Directly export citations with abstracts from the Results Manager to bibliographic management software (i.e, RefWorks, EndNote).
  • Locate full-text and/or request articles not owned by Tufts via the Find It @Tufts link at the end of their citations.
  • Link to full-text articles in Journals@Ovid and at publishers' sites.
  • Send us your questions via the Ask an HHSL Librarian link on the Main Page.

Other Databases

Bibliographic Management Software

  • Import references with abstracts and some URLs for full-text articles from Ovid, PubMed, Web of Science et al.
  • Create your own databases to manage reprint files, grants & projects.
  • Organize your bookmarks to Websites and links to PDFs.
  • Generate bibliographies in various bibliographic styles within a manuscript.
  • Generate bibliographies of staff publications for the Web
  • Search the Tufts Catalog, PubMed et al. from your own databases.
  • Arrange for a training session (617.636.3988).
  • See our Citation Management Programs guide.
  • Ask about our support for EndNote & RefWorks (617.636.6705).
  • Ask about Quosa, which retrieves PDFs automatically from Ovid and PubMed (617.636.6774).

Area Libraries

  • Ask at our Library Service Desk for a Boston Library Consortium (BLC) card for borrowing at member institutions.
  • Use your library barcode to request materials directly via the BLC WorldCat.
  • Show your Tufts ID for access to Harvard's Countway Library of Medicine.
    • Faculty must be on a list submitted annually by Faculty Affairs.
    • If you are new to Tufts or not listed on the Tufts Directory, contact our Library Service Desk or Faculty Affairs (TUSDM:617.636.6544; TUSM:617.636.6631).
    • Other faculty may occasionally enter with a letter from our Library Service Desk.