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GRADReCon: Graduate Research Connections

Build your productivity, research, and writing skills at GRADReCon. October 31 & November 1. 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!

The mission of the Scholarly Productions @ the Research Commons (SP@RC) Lab is to provide point of need assistance for scholars in disseminating their research, regardless of format.  Our goal is to create self-sufficient scholars who are able to apply best practices in design and research presentation to their work.

SP@RC offers FREE research poster printing through a partnership with OSCAR (Office of Student Scholarship, Creative Activities, and Research).

For more information, click HERE!

Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) supports the research and teaching missions of the University by collecting, preserving and providing access to archival and rare book collections relevant to academic programs. SCRC librarians and archivists are dedicated to providing a secure and welcoming environment for researchers and encourage use of SCRC’s rare and primary source research materials. As part of our commitment to access, we are engaged in an active digitization program to make priority collections freely available on the Internet. SCRC is also home to the George Mason University Archives and Oral History Program Collection, and University Records Management.

We will be happy to respond to your questions whether in person, or via email, phone, or chat.

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!

LinkedIn Learning provides Mason faculty, students and staff with free, unlimited online access to tutorials and courses in hundreds of subject areas, including office productivity; audio, video, and web software; as well as business and job skills. New courses are added every week.

Log in with your Mason NetID username and password. LinkedIn Learning is available 24/7 from your computer, tablet or mobile device, and is supported jointly by Mason's ITS Learning Support Services and the University Libraries.

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!

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 Fenwick Library, Fairfax Campus, except for courses held on the Arlington or Science and Technology Campuses. 

Students can locate TextSelect textbooks HERE.

The Fenwick Presentation Practice Rooms (3102, 3111) are available to individuals or groups interested in preparing and refining class presentations, thesis defenses, or other oral presentations.

The rooms are equipped with one large wall-mounted monitor, a ceiling mounted video camera and microphone, and a desktop PC. Room kits containing room access, a remote, a wireless presentation clicker, and a mouse are to be checked out at the Fenwick Information Desk upon appointment arrival. Mason students, faculty, and staff may reserve the rooms in 1 hour at a time and up to 2 months in advance.

Book a Presentation Practice Room
Note: Please bring a USB flash drive if you plan to save your files.

 

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.

The University Libraries offers financial support to eligible members of the Mason community to offset the costs of publishing in scholarly open access (OA) journals that charge author fees.

Complete and submit the Open Access Publishing Fund (OAP Fund) application on the University Libraries’ website to apply for funds

For more information, click HERE!

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 (udts@gmu.edu) or phone (703-993-2222).

 

Sally Evans

Coordinator

University Dissertation & Thesis Services

George Mason University

2005 Fenwick Library

Web: http://library.gmu.edu/udts

Email: udts@gmu.edu

Phone: 703-993-2222

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