New library services platform now live!

The new Mason Libraries Search is now live! Mason Libraries Search allows you to search hundreds of millions of items simultaneously from the following:

MasonCatalog

  • The books, e-books and media we’ve always had in our catalog
  • Mason’s digital collections in MARS and LUNA
  • Mason’s Electronic Dissertations and Theses

MasonCatalog + Articles and More (includes all the above and adds…)

  • Research databases and E-Journal collections like ERIC, MEDLINE, JSTOR and many others.
  • Legal, governmental and archival materials

WRLC Members (includes Mason and adds)

  • Library catalogs of all members of the Washington Research Library Consortium

Using Mason Libraries Search

Mason Libraries Search retrieves items that satisfy your search terms from the collections of Mason’s libraries, from individual publishers and from open-access scholarly repositories. You may also expand your search results to include items where immediate access is not possible by using the “Expand My Results” option on the search results page. For more in-depth research, you’ll also want to consult our Database Portal to search content that isn’t necessarily included within Libraries Search.

You can access items held by other institutions via our Interlibrary Loan Service, or in-person visits to Washington Research Library Consortium member libraries.

Change is coming: new library services platform

Later this month, Mason Libraries will launch a new library services platform as part of a multi-university implementation undertaken through the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC). We will be retiring our Voyager system, replacing a number of back-end systems with the Alma platform, and introducing a powerful, next-generation discovery system as well.

We are excited by the capabilities these new systems will put in the hands of Mason’s researchers. By virtue of our closer collaboration with the WRLC, we will also dramatically improve access to the collections and resources of all other Consortium member libraries, including several law libraries at member institutions that were previously outside the WRLC.

WRLC member libraries include: American University, Catholic University, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Marymount University and the University of the District of Columbia.

For more information, visit https://library.gmu.edu/new-library-services-platform