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!

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

New Tutorials from the Libraries

Looking for more info about research concepts or the research process? Or have questions about finding materials or using the Libraries’ tools and services? Check out our updated Tutorials page at http://library.gmu.edu/tutorials and explore topics from Grey Literature to Hosting a Film Night to using Zotero!

Do you have other questions? Come visit one of our campus locations. Our hours are posted and updated regularly. Make an appointment with one of our subject librarians who can provide personalized research assistance. Or, if you have questions but are unable to stop by, use our virtual reference hours.

We also offer 24/7 online access to electronic resources for Mason faculty, students, and staff – just use your Mason NetID and password. Check out our databases, e-books, e-journals, media, and more. To explore the 775+ databases we subscribe to, start with the A-Z database list.

Don’t forget – we’re here to help!