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GRADReCon: Graduate Research Connections

Build your productivity, research, and writing skills at GRADReCon. October 26. Fenwick Library. See you there!

Support Services & Resources

Graduate Student Life is dedicated to supporting the success of Mason graduate students by:

  • Providing community-building, professional development, and personal development programs
  • Connecting graduate students to campus resources
  • Identifying and advocating for graduate student needs

For more information, click HERE!

For every major, there is a subject librarian who can assist you with your research.

To find out who is your subject librarian, click HERE!

Learning Services works with students and faculty to improve students’ academic and study strategies. We offer Academic Coaching, Academic Skills Workshops, and the Academic Skills Certificate (ASC) program.  

For more information, click HERE!

The Digital Scholarship Center provides help with finding, getting and using statistical, geospatial and qualitative data.

We offer support for many data-related activities including: software help, data analysis, management, archiving and sharing, as well as finding, using and acquiring data.

For more information, click HERE!


The Writing Center offers free writing support to Mason students, faculty, and staff. Accomplished graduate and undergraduate students provide our face-to-face tutoring, online tutoring, and workshops. We work with writers through all stages of the writing process from brainstorming and organizing to revising and polishing.

For more information, click HERE!

Research Development, Integrity, and Assurance (RDIA) promotes ethical and responsible conduct of research through serving as a resource for researchers. The office provides policies, procedures, support, training and advice to aid researchers with compliance related to federal, state, university, and local regulations with regard to research. The office also identifies compliance risks and communicates those risks to the research community. Finally, ORIA monitors and investigates instances of noncompliance to protect the university research reputation.

For more information, click HERE!

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Available from University Libraries

Rosetta Stone ®, the premier software for language learning. Acquire a new language or brush up your skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening as well as grammar and vocabulary. Rosetta Stone®  Library Solution has Thirty languages available.Flags from many countries at Johnson Center
  • It takes the average learner 50 hours to complete a chosen language level with the Rosetta Stone®  Library Solution.  Schedule 30 minutes a day and best practices show that within 20 weeks the self-paced learning can be accomplished.

For more information, click HERE!

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Mason has partnered with to provide free and unlimited online training to Mason students, faculty, and staff. An online subscription library, offers more than 2,000 videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, music and video editing and production, animation, and web design and development. New courses are added weekly. Access the library 24/7—even from your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or mobile phone—using your Mason NetID and Patriot Pass password. Below are some recommended playlists for students, faculty and staff.

For more information, click HERE!

One Button Studio entrance on the first floor of the Gateway Library

The One Button Studio is a simplified video recording setup that can be used without any previous video production experience. The design of the studio allows you to create high-quality and polished video projects without having to know anything about lights and cameras. You only need to bring your flash drive with you and push a single button.

For more information, click HERE!

Citation and reference management software, such as Zotero, facilitates the research process by storing citation information to the sources you are using.

For more information, click HERE!

TextSelect is a project of the Mason Libraries to help address the cost of required textbooks. Selected graduate-level textbooks are on 2-hour reserve in the Gateway Library, Fairfax Campus, except for courses held on the Arlington or Science and Technology Campuses. 

Students can locate TextSelect textbooks in the Mason Catalog.

Fenwick Library Seminar Rooms (3rd & 4th Floors) for Dissertation/Thesis Defenses

- Room 3001 (Capacity: 20 seats)

- Room 4008 (Capacity: 20 seats)

- Room 4001 (Capacity: 12-14 seats)

If interested, then please contact your subject librarian to reserve the room for you.

If you are a Master's or Doctoral student here at George Mason University, and you will be writing a thesis or dissertation as part of your degree requirements, then you will be working with University Dissertation & Thesis Services (UDTS) at some point. 

We exist to help graduate students prepare, format, complete, and submit their theses and dissertations correctly and on time. We are here to help you, and we look forward to working with you.

Whether you are graduating in this semester or three years from now, it's never too early to look into the ways we can help you.

We have a variety of resources and tools designed to make navigating the processformatting your thesis or dissertation, and turning in your final document easier and less stressful.

The UDTS office is located on the Fairfax Campus, in 2005 Fenwick Library. We are generally in this office Monday - Friday, from 9:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. To make an appointment to meet with us in the Fairfax office, please visit our Scheduler. There, you can view our available appointments and set up a time to meet.

We also offer workshops on both the Process you must complete and on our Interactive Template. To sign up for any of our workshops, please visit the University Libraries Calendar. There, choose "Workshops" under "Category" and register for the UDTS sessions that work best for you.

If you have any questions or need any further information, please contact us via email ( or phone (703-993-2222).


Sally Evans


University Dissertation & Thesis Services

George Mason University

2005 Fenwick Library



Phone: 703-993-2222

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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