Research Your Way to an A: Feb 25-28

Mason Libraries’ Teaching and Learning Team has partnered with Learning Services, The Writing Center and the Communications Center to offer “Research Your Way to an A: A workshop series on how to research, write and present with confidence.” All workshops will take place in the Gateway Library (Johnson Center, Room 134G).

How to Read Scholarly Journals (Presented by Learning Services)
Monday, February 25, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Reading scholarly journals is very different from reading a textbook. During this session we will discuss the sections of a scholarly article, strategies for reading which will help you quickly identify important information, and ways to take notes which will help you incorporate your sources into your project. Register at

Research Treasure Hunt: Search Strategies and Citation Mining (Presented by Mason Libraries)
Tuesday, February 26, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

Cut your research time in half by learning how to skillfully navigate the sea of information, steering around research obstacles and following the clues to that perfect resource. Register at

Strategies and Tools for Synthesizing Sources (Presented by the Writing Center)
Wednesday, February 27, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

This workshop introduces writers to strategies and tools for synthesizing the sources they have assembled, and for moving that synthesis toward a structure or outline for their draft. Register at

Making your Message Memorable with Powerful Presentations (Presented by the Communications Center)
Thursday, February 28, 4:30-5:45 p.m.

This workshop will help you package your research into an effective presentation, and will focus on (1) organizing ideas, (2) communicating content clearly, and (3) dynamic delivery. Register at

Librarians in The MIX: Entrepreneur Workshops

Join us for three workshops for entrepreneurs, presented by Mason Librarians. Offered on February 21 (Social Media Marketing), March 21 (Company & Industry Research), and April 18 (Introduction to Trademarks), all workshops are held in A214 The MIX@Fenwick from 3 – 4 p.m. Come to one – come to all!

For more information, contact Jo Ann Henson, Business & Economics Librarian,

Arlington Grad Research Day 10/8

Mark your calendars and join us at Arlington Campus Grad Research Day, Monday, October 8, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. A variety of workshops will be offered on Data, Zotero, Graduate Research, Graduate Writing, Publication Opportunities, University Dissertation & Thesis Services, Career Services – and more! The workshops are open to Mason grad students in all disciplines. Come to one, come to some, come to all – bring your laptop and bring your friends!

Brought to you by S-CAR Grad Office and Arlington Campus Library. For more information, contact Chris Magee,, 703-993-8267.