Zotero (available for Mac, WIndows or Linux) is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite and share research. Zotero can synchronize your data across devices, keeping your notes, files, and bibliographic records seamlessly up to date. When the time comes to produce a bibliography, Zotero can make that so much easier too.
Note: University Libraries provides unlimited Zotero cloud storage for students, faculty and staff--just be sure to register with your Mason email address when you sign up for the free cloud-based storage.
Here's probably the fastest way to see what Zotero is all about and what it can do for you: the Zotero Quick-Start Guide.
Once you've installed Zotero, for maximum convenience, you'll want to make sure you install the Zotero connector for your browser.
Important: Make sure you have the current version of your browser's Zotero connector installed. We have noticed that older versions of most connectors have issues with accurately processing library catalog content.
Sciwheel provides a unified workspace for scientists to collect, write & discuss scientific literature. It features a web-based application, a browser extension, powerful word processing plugins, and a mobile application.
Access to SciWheel: To access Sciwheel (formerly F1000Workspace), click here or copy and paste the URL below to your clipboard: https://mutex.gmu.edu/login?URL=https://sciwheel.com/
First-Time Users: Be sure to select the option to create an account (https://tinyurl.com/9kks2u6t) if it is your first time using SciWheel.
SciWheel Tutorials: View SciWheel Tutorials here: https://f1000.com/work/faq/how-to-videos
The Writing Center offers free writing support to Mason students, faculty and staff. Accomplished graduate and undergraduate students provide face-to-face tutoring, online tutoring, and workshops. They work with writers through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing. To meet with a Writing Center tutor please schedule an appointment.
In addition to in-person tutoring, the Writing Center offers 45-minute video tutoring sessions for online students and on-campus students. Appointments for a video tutoring session can be made via the appointment scheduler.
ESL students who would like additional assistance can apply for the Writing Center's Opt-In Program.