Graduate students survey on journal access

The University Libraries is conducting a survey to learn about Mason researchers’ journal usage and access needs. As journal costs outpace library budgets, the Libraries has been forced to shift some journals from a subscription-based model to an alternative access model, in which articles are available via Open Access or Interlibrary Loan (ILL).  

The survey for graduate students is available here and will remain open from Monday, May 3 through Monday, May 17, at 11:59 p.m. The survey is anonymous. Survey responses will be used within the Libraries only, to inform journal subscription and renewal decisions. A separate survey has been circulated to faculty.

If you have any questions about this survey, email Dr. Helen McManus, Head, Collections Strategy, at

To learn more about the Libraries’ recent efforts to further sustainable collection practices, visit our Sustainable Collections site

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