Faculty Support

Ask us or speak to your librarian for assistance with using our library resources for presentation, publication, and curriculum support.

General Information

What We Can Help with

We would be happy to create a course guide with readings and links to texts and articles licensed by Tufts libraries, for your classes or on supplemental information you think would be useful. Browse our guides to see examples.  

We can also:

  • Design assignments involving the scientific literature or information management
  • Arrange for research-skills workshops tailored to your course

  • Identify and link to relevant resources from your Canvas reading list or pages.

Contact your librarian for more information.

Placing Textbooks on Reserve

If you know of a textbook that you would like us to put on reserve for your class, please let us know.

How to Request Items to be Placed on Reserve

You may fill out our Book Reserve Request Form OR send the Title, Author, Publication Date/Edition to: hhslcirc@tufts.edu. Please indicate:

  • What class is this for?
  • Course instructor/s
  • How many students are in the class?
  • Does this title need to be available electronically?
  • Do you have a personal copy you would like us to use? We are happy to take it, but know that it will get some library stickers and a card pocket unless you tell us not to.

Presentation & Publication Support

Copyright and Fair Use

There are important copyright considerations before using images or video in your presentations, or videos:

Image Resources

Our licenses allow faculty to download images for presentations from these resources below. For guided assistance on using images visit the image reuse decision tree.

Access Medicine

Its images and Powerpoint presentations may be downloaded with source attribution and permission. Dropdown its Multimedia menu to

browse videos by system or category browse an alphabetical index of its images view or download a list of sources for videos with links to them.


Archive your publications in the faculty e-scholarship section of Tufts Digital Library.

Journals @Ovid

Captions to tables, figures and other images in its journals provide an index to images. To search for images on a topic

  • Select the last file in Ovid's database menu.
  • Select Search Fields tab and check Caption Text.
  • Perform a Boolean search with truncated keywords, e.g. (petechia? and child*.ct.)
  • Browse the results for images in promising PDFs.

Ask us for help with downloading the images from the PDF or the HTML version of the article. Multimedia - Search this collection of more than 48,000 photographs. Browse by specialty or subject.

Clinical Key


This image database allows faculty to store their own images, manipulate them and its own images, and create folders for managing presentations. For Instructor Privileges, register for a personal account and contact Chao.Chen@tufts.edu to activate it. For more details, see her guide: ARTstor: Intro.

On its Advanced Search page

select Multimedia to keyword search for videos, captioned videos, interactive radiological images, and Clinical Pearls (Powerpoint presentations from its OBGyn and neurology texts) select Images to keyword search all or limit to images in particular textbook.

Video Resources

Want to use a video for an assignment or to “flip your class”?  You can link to our licensed videos in your syllabi and presentations.  For more information on these resources, please see your liaison librarian or these pages.

Creating Links to Library Resources  Ask Us: for assistance with finding and linking to just what you need.


New England Journal of Medicine

Its online series of fundamental procedures can be found in Medline with Videos in Clinical Medicine in the “article” title.

Browse its pages (containing descriptions with the streaming video) in various orders under Articles & Multimedia on its homepage’s horizontal bar.

This vast database of works held or licensed by the Tufts Libraries and be searched and filtered for videos.

Search the contents of such collection as

Filter a keyword search for Streaming Video or Video Recording under Content Type> More on its navigation column. Click Permalink to capture a proxied URL for a particular video.


JOVE:  Journal of Visualized Experiments 

This journal provides video-based visualization of biological techniques, protocols, and procedures in lectures, which are treated as articles and indexed by Medline.

Browse its sections including:

  • Biology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Developmental Biology
  • Immunology and Infection
  • Medicine
  • Neuroscience

Watch a streaming version or download a PDF of the article. Search PubMed or Ovid Medline, AND your results with Journal of Visualized Experiments: JOVE, and link to an article via its icon or FindIt@Tufts.

Clinical Key 

Elsevier’s Procedures Consult provides a growing collection of records that describe diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, demonstrate how to properly perform them, and provide ICD codes, clinical pearls, and other information.  Its multimedia collection contains some additional videos.

To browse alphabetically its procedural videos, select Procedures Consult in the More menu under the main search box. To search videos by keywords or phrases

  • enter them in the search box
  • select under All Types:  
    • Multimedia, then click X Images to eliminate those records
    • Procedures for Procedures Consult records.

Access Medicine 

McGraw-Hill provides videos of surgical and other procedures on this platform.

Browse them by category or system from its Watch menu (on the right of its main page) or its Multimedia menu. Search them by keyword on its Advanced Search, by selecting Multimedia then the Video radio button.

SAGE Research Methods Video: Medicine & Health

SAGE Research Methods Video includes hours of tutorials, expert interviews, video case studies, and mini-documentaries covering the entire research process.



For help with grant writing and publishing, please see our guides:

Curriculum Support

Library Liaison Program

The library seeks to work with faculty to improve our students' access to information and to develop their research skills. Please examine our services and contact your liaison librarian to:

  • Design assignments involving the scientific literature or information management
  • Arrange for research-skills workshops tailored to your course
  • Create course guides with suggested readings and link to electronic articles and reference works licensed by tufts libraries
  • Identify and link to relevant resources from your Canvas reading list or pages.
Course Support
  • Place items on reserve at our Library Service Desk (617.636.6706).
  • Create proxied links to library resources
  • Have a librarian assigned to your course and students through our Liaison Program.
  • Update your course readings and links to relevant websites and full-text articles with the help of your librarian.
  • 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 examples listed in our Research Guides:

You may provide a purchase recommendation for the library to add particular works to its collections.

Reserve a Room
  • The library's seminar rooms and two computer labs with projection units can be reserved by faculty for classes.
  • Please see our computer labs page for more details on the equipment and software in our labs.


Getting your Reading List into Canvas
Creating a Link to Tufts-Subscribed Articles and Book Chapters

It is discouraged to upload full text articles onto Canvas.

If your reading list/s include journal articles or book chapters, please put the Tufts link to the article on the reading list instead.

Use the proxy link generator tool to create a Tufts link to an article or book chapter to add to the reading list. 

If you need any assistance please let your librarian know. We can help!