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Tisch Library, Tufts University


For Faculty in the German, Russian & Asian Languages and Literatures Department



Monthly New Acquisitions in Tisch

Streaming Videos

Dance in Video

Opera in video

The Shakespeare Plays (BBC-Television productions)


TV Show Clips

blinkx (select "TV Shows".)

Hulu (select "TV")

Asian TV Shows


Tisch Library Special Collections

Medieval manuscripts and more


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Sample Texts:

Sources of Japanese Tradition / compiled by Wm. Theodore de Bary ... [et al.] ; with collaboration of William Bodiford, Jurgis Elisonas, and Philip Yampolsky ; and contributions by Yoshiko Dykstra ... [et al.]. (Bookstacks: DS821 .S68 2001)

Sources of Chinese Tradition / compiled by Wm. Theodore De Bary and Irene Bloom ; with the collaboration of Wing-tsit Chan ... [et al.] and contributions by Joseph Adler ... [et al.]. (Bookstacks: DS721 .D37 1999)

Textual Poetics of German Manuscripts, 1300-1500 / Sarah Westphal. (Bookstacks: PT179 .W47 1993)

BLC WorldCat (a variant on WorldCat)

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Place course materials on Reserves:

At Tisch:

in person
by fax: 617.627.3002;
by e-mail:;
Online: Place a Book on Reserve
            Place a Photocopy on Reserve

At the Media Center:

in person;
by e-mail:
Online: Place DVDs on Reserve


  • Several weeks prior to each semester, Tisch Library e-mails reserve letters to all faculty identifying submission dates for ordering materials for reserve and for submitting reserve lists for processing. (the current reserve letter online for reference).
  • All reserve lists received by the identified deadline are ready for the start of classes.

The library recommends that faculty use the following guidelines:

Library books: a maximum of 25 library-owned titles per course using a 1 copy to 25 students ratio.

Personal copies: 1 copy to 25 students ratio.

Binders: 1 copy to 20 students ratio (Binders are non-copyrighted material, e.g. homework or test solutions).

Photocopies: 1 copy to 20 students ratio for each title. The library does not limit the number of individual photocopied titles submitted for course reserve. Faculty members supply all photocopies.

All personal copies, photocopies and the contents from binders are returned to faculty at the end of the semester.

Textbooks can be placed on reserve as a faculty personal copy. As a general policy, the library does not purchase textbooks. Exceptions will be made on a case-to-case basis for those textbooks that have special value as a state-of-art presentation.

Faculty should consult with subject bibliographers before recommending a textbook purchase for course reserve.


  • All requests for media course reserves and streaming video are processed in order by date received. 
  • The Tisch Media Center provides a streaming video service for media course reserves.  In accordance with copyright policy, only library owned video collection materials may be digitized for course reserves as required viewing for a course. 
  • Titles not owned by the library can be requested for purchase to support media course reserves. 
  • Personal copies owned by faculty teaching the course will not be digitized. 
  • Digitized course materials can be linked to a faculty Blackboard account for viewing by the students enrolled in the class.   Access to the digitized materials will be disabled at the conclusion of the course. 


Please use the Form for routine purchase request:




Christopher Barbour

  Christopher Barbour
Humanities Bibliographer & Coordinator of Special Collections

Tel: 617-627-2398

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last updated: 5/10/2011