Information for Faculty

Teaching Support

Library Instruction

Librarians are available to teach research sessions customized for your students and course(s) during or outside of class hours. Schedule an appointment with a Librarian and let us know when you would like us to speak with your students.

Research Guides

Assigning a research project for your students? Request a Research Guide tailored to an assignment or subject area.

Course Materials

You can request that the library order ebooks for your course, or that some chapters of print books be scanned for your course’s students. See the Course Readings page for more information.

You may also want to learn about policies related to library reserves, including Fair Use.​


Browse the Tufts Libraries film collection and stream videos via Canvas for your students to watch.

Research Support

Research Assistance

Consult a librarian about your research interests and project. Ginn library staff can help with locating and accessing information (articles, data, etc.) and verifying elusive citations. For more information on our research support services, contact us.

Copyright Guidelines for Canvas

Learn about copyright management, fair use, and open source publishing on the Tufts libraries' Scholarly Communications page.

Data Management

Consult with Tufts data experts on data management planning and storage.

Collections and Borrowing

Book Scanning

Need a book chapter or article in pdf for your own research or for a class you are teaching? Let us know what you need and we will scan articles or chapters for you.

Using Other Libraries

Fletcher faculty can access and borrow directly from many libraries in the greater Boston area.

Requesting Books

Request to borrow materials from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.

Recommend a book, journal, or other resource for Ginn to purchase to add to our collection.

Teaching with Technology

Tufts Educational Technology Services (ETS) supports faculty with using technology resources in and outside of classes.  ETS offers assistance with course design and incorporating technology tools. They also offer tech support for:

  • Canvas
  • Zoom
  • Qualtrics
  • VoiceThreads
  • Lecture Capture (e.g. Kaltura and Echo 360)
  • WordPress
  • ...and more. 

See the Keeping Teaching website for tools to use for remote instruction.

The Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CELT) is a good resource for faculty creating new or enhancing course content.  In addition to hosting workshops, affinity groups, and consultations, CELT has helpful resources on how to create an inclusive learning environment.

Managing your Citations

There are multiple citation tools you can use.