EReserves Access Guidelines


Deadlines for submission of reserve requests:

  • Summer I 2017: May 5, 2017
  • Summer II 2017: June 9, 2017
  • Fall 2017: August 4, 2017



Abby Collier
Reserves Supervisor

Reserve Services

Reserve Services at the MSE Library support Electronic and Physical Reserves for courses in several academic divisions: Advanced Academic Programs, Carey Business School, Engineering for Professionals, Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, and Whiting School of Engineering.

Whether you are teaching an online or a face-to-face course, consider Electronic Reserves for easy electronic access to your readings. If you are teaching a face-to-face course at the Homewood campus, consider Physical Reserves for access to books and videos from the Library's Service Desk. We also work with staff at the Libraries at the Columbia, DC, and Montgomery campuses to support physical reserves for face-to-face courses based at those campuses.

All services are initiated upon request from course faculty.

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What is the best way to submit a Reserve list?

Are you wondering how to submit your course requests to Reserves? Reserves staff’s favorite submission format is a syllabus, sent to Organized with full citations and assignment dates, the syllabus allows staff to find assignment sources quickly and prioritize your earliest assignments. You may not see all of your readings and sources appear on electronic reserve and book reserve indexes by the beginning of the semester, but your syllabus allows us to stay organized and continue to add new readings and sources ahead of assignment dates.

The following snapshot illustrates the information we look for on a syllabus. Please note the clear separation of the citations to enhance legibility, by numbering and through the use of whitespace.

Course Information:

Instructor: [Your Name and JHED ID]

Course Number: [Please include section number(s)]

Semester: [Please include course start and end dates if they vary from normal semester]


TA: [Name, JHED ID, and email]

Required book:

  1. Barbara Sinclair, Party Wars: Polarization and the Politics of National Policy Making (University of Oklahoma Press, 2006)


Week 1: Assessing the Balance of Power in the 21st Century: Empirical Realities and Normative Prescriptions

  1. Bert Rockman and Richard Waterman, "Two Normative Models of Presidential Leadership," Presidential Leadership: The Vortex of Power, edited by Bert Rockman and Richard Waterman, Oxford University Press, 2008, pp. 331-347.

  2. David Lewis, "Revisiting the Administrative Presidency", Presidential Studies Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 60-74 (March 2009) DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-5705.2008.03658.x.

  3. Aristotle (Ernest Barker, trans.), Politics, Oxford World Classics, 1995, pp. 229-242 plus end notes (Book 6: The Construction of Democracies, Chapters 1-5)

  4. Tim Conlon and Paul Posner, "Inflection Point? Federalism and the Obama Administration", 2010 APSA Paper, pp. 1-40.

  5. T. V. Paul, "Rising Powers and Balance of Power in the 21st Century", Presentation at the Conference on "Ascending Powers and the International System", Mateas Romero Institute (Mexican Diplomatic Academy) Mexico City, December 14, 2010. v=xfWFPNZwqHc

  6. Friederike Bauer, "Germany in the United Nations" (December 1, 2016) blog post accessed at: in-the-united-nations-0