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Gale Virtual Reference Library
Collection of full-text encyclopedias, handbooks, and other sources for multidisciplinary research. Entries include format features such as article translation available in 20+ languages, audio streaming, and MP3 file downloads.
Academic Search Complete
Provides a comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary database with full-text, peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.
ProQuest Research Library
Provides access to more than 4,000 titles from general reference databases, including a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
Readers' Guide Full Text Mega
Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals, 1983 - Present, and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals, 1994 onward. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film & television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel.
Readers' Guide Retrospective: 1890-1982
Provides indexing of over three million articles from more than 550 magazines, including full coverage of the original print volumes of Readers’ Guide to Periodical Literature™. Coverage: 1890-1982.
Applied Science and Technology Full Text
Abstracts and indexes periodicals covering the fields of engineering, aeronautics, chemistry, computer technology and applications, earth sciences, energy and environment, mathematics, metallurgy and physics. With full text from 1997-present.
Business Source Complete
Comprehensive coverage of scholarly journals for business topics such as marketing, management, human resources, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Includes author profiles, financial data, books, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, company profiles, SWOT analyses, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, datamonitor, and country reports.
Online collection of publications in the French language, in the area of social sciences and humanities. Selected English abstracts and articles can be accessed at CAIRN International Edition.
Communication and Mass Media Complete
Provides indexing, abstracting and some full text for journals and books related to communication and mass media studies.
Education Research Complete
Collection that covers all aspects of education including multilingual education, health education, testing, curriculum instruction, administration, policy, funding, and all levels of education from early childhood to higher education. It provides indexing for over 1,800 journals, as well as full-text for over 900 journals, 81 books, and numerous education-related conference papers.
Coverage: 1940s to present
This collection offers coverage in the areas of ecosystem ecology, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine & freshwater science, geography, pollution & waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning. The database contains full-text for more than 600 journals and 100 books and indexes over 1,500 journals.
Hospitality and Tourism Complete
Coverage includes scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism, with full-text for 490 publications, including journals, company & country reports, and books. Subject areas covered include the food & beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management, leisure & business travel, and market trends. Geographic coverage includes materials from areas such as the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia.
Humanities International Complete
Provides citations and abstracts for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations. Humanities International completes offers indexing for over 2,300 journals, books and other publications, with full-text for over 1,200 of them.
KCI - Korean Journal Database
Coverage: 1980 to Present
Provides access to select scholarly literature from multidisciplinary journals covered by the KCI (Korean Citation Index).
Provides access to a wide range of news (includes New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times), business (company news, industry forecasts), government (legislative news, tax information), legal (news, case law) and reference information.
Literature Resource Center
Full-text biographies, bibliographies, and critical analyses of more than 120,000 writers from a variety of periods and disciplines. Includes access to the MLA International Bibliographic database.
lynda.gmu.edu Online Training
Provides Mason faculty, students and staff with free, unlimited online access to 2500+ 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. lynda.gmu.edu 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.
Newspaper Source Plus
Coverage: varies by title
Provides full-text access to national and international newspapers, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Times (London), as well as selective full-text for various U.S regional newspapers. In addition, it offers full-text television and radio news transcripts from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, and National Public Radio.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Covers contemporary social issues, from capital punishment to violent video games. Reference content includes pro/con viewpoints, topic and court case overviews, and federal agency and special interest group profiles. Resources include videos, image galleries, and interactive maps.
Contains more than 300 Oxford University Press dictionaries and reference works. Texts are updated after new editions of the print book are published.
Provides a single source of authoritative information about scholarly works, including objective, non-critical abstract summaries; metadata elements; and complete bibliographic information.
Language software provides learning support for 30 different languages, including 50 hours of foundational instructions; core lessons to build on reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills; and grammar and vocabulary activities. Note: Users will need to create a free login account before being able to access Rosetta Stone. Mobile app, can be downloaded here; for more information see the Database Mobile Apps InfoGuide.
Most of these electronic resources are governed by license agreements which limit use to the George Mason University Community of students, faculty, staff, and on-site users of George Mason University Libraries facilities. Each user has the responsibility of using these resources only for individual, educational and non-commercial purposes. The systematic downloading, distribution, or permanent retention of significant portions of these databases may be a violation of said licenses or copyright law. Particular resources may have additional requirements for access or restrictions on use. Please consult with a University Libraries Collection Development Officer for details about terms and conditions.