Welcome to Mason!

Mason Libraries welcome the Mason Nation to a new academic year, and we’re ready to help you succeed.

Mason Libraries provides free 24/7 access to thousands of online resources for Mason faculty, students and staff – just use your Mason NetID and password to discover what’s in Mason Libraries’ collections for you. Highlights include:

Visit library.gmu.edu to discover what the Libraries offer to support and enhance your learning, teaching, and research at Mason. We’re at your fingertips!

SmartStart + Fenwick Open House 9/3

Get ready to research! Stop by SmartStart + Fenwick Open House on September 3! From 1 – 4 p.m., library staff will be available in Fenwick Library Atrium at our SmartStart Event Hub to show you how Mason Libraries can help you succeed. Learn about subject librarians, course reserves, TextSelect, checking out books, searching for articles, and more. Stop into the Library 100 workshop (2 – 3 p.m.) and learn the basics about navigating the Libraries’ resources and services.

Be sure to explore Fenwick during the Open House! Learn about Special Collections Research Center, Digital Scholarship Center, Music Library, Fenwick Gallery, Media, Interlibrary Loan, SP@RC Lab – and meet subject librarians. There will be a drawing for THREE SmartStart PRIZES, so come and see what’s in Mason Libraries for you! 

Lunch + Learn on 9/10: Primary Source Databases

Teaching with Primary Source Databases workshop will offer insight into how primary sources can be used in multiple disciplinary contexts, for teaching qualitative and quantitative research methods, and for diverse projects and research outputs. Attendees can expect to learn about:

  • Approaches to research from varied disciplines
  • Different types of primary sources
  • Creative ideas for teaching with primary sources
  • Data mining and visualization with archives
  • Widening the scope of usage for digital library collections
  •  HTR (Handwritten Text Recognition) Technology for DHI efforts related to Full-Text Search in Manuscript Documents

This workshop will be held Tuesday, September 10, Noon to 1 p.m., 1014A&B Fenwick Library. For more information, please contact Leigh Ann Skeen, lskeen@gmu.edu

Pathway Studio: Bridging Research

Learn how to use Pathway Studio – an online research solution that combines a vast knowledgebase of literature extracted molecular facts with powerful analytical and visualization tools to better understand the underlying biology from experimental, clinical and literature-based evidence. Pathway Studio training sessions’ focus will be on de novo pathway building, high-throughput data analysis, and variant analysis. Two sessions are offered:

  • Monday, September 16, 110H Colgan Hall, SciTech Campus, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
  • Tuesday, September 16, 1014A&B Fenwick, Fairfax Campus, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact Leigh Ann Skeen, lskeen@gmu.edu