Summer term has started, and Mason Libraries is here to support you with places to study and resources to explore (in our library locations and online). Be sure to make note of our updated summer hours.
For Earth Day, check out online resources at the Mason Libraries! Interested in up to date information on environmental issues like climate change, air quality, deforestation, endangered species, or more?
Start with our Sustainable Goals and Climate Change Infoguides. These will help you identify background information, relevant articles and books, and reputable news sources. Want to dig a little deeper? Check out ScienceCinema and Docuseek’s Earth Day Sampler that will both inspire you and make you think!
Interested in learning more about Earth Day? Be sure to visit the Library’s ENVIROnetBASE and GreenFILE databases to learn more about the relationship between human beings and the environment, with topics including global warming, recycling, alternate fuel sources, and more.
Mason’s annual International Week takes place from Friday, April 6 until Sunday, April 15, 2018.
Mason Libraries is committed to exploring global perspectives! One way the Libraries achieves this is by acquiring a variety of online resources for students, faculty and staff to help them learn, teach, and succeed. Resources include a wide array of foreign language resources, ranging from books, e-books, scholarly journals, juvenile literature, music and movies. Use Quick Search, the Libraries’ Catalog, Subject Guides, or the Database List to browse, locate and use the materials.
- Learn a new language with Rosetta Stone or Ethnologue: Languages of the World
- Watch Films on Demand: World Cinema Video Collection and explore world culture with the Ambrose Video Collection
- Read World News Connection post form around the world and geo-locate a map of your country using World Factbook
- Listen to the sounds from every continent on Music Online: Contemporary World Music and enjoy over 35,000 tracks of music, spoken word, and human-made sounds with Smithsonian Global Sound for Libraries
Explore these resources and more with the Mason Libraries!
It’s a new semester! Don’t forget the Mason Libraries are here to help you succeed!
Mason Libraries offers free 24/7 online access to electronic resources for Mason faculty, students and staff – just use your Mason NetID and password. Check out our step-by-step guide to e-resource databases, e-books, e-journals, media, and more. To explore our 775+ database subscriptions, start with the A-Z database list.
More information about the libraries’ collections are available online (including our special collections), as well as subject guides (a great starting point for research) and contact information for our subject librarians (subject experts who can provide personalized research assistance).
Need a quick refresher on where everything is in Fenwick Library? Check out our online tour guide. Not sure where a certain book might be located? Enter the call number and find it on this map of the Fenwick stacks. Looking for open educational resources? Check out our new OER Metafinder. Can’t find something you need at Mason? Use interlibrary loan to borrow materials from other academic institutions.
We’re here to help – come visit! Our hours are posted and updated regularly, including virtual reference hours if you have questions but are unable to stop by. We also host numerous instructional workshops and cultural events throughout the semester. Check our website and news blog for announcements.
We look forward to working with you and helping you succeed in your academic and professional careers!