2016 Archive of Announcements

New online resources added to George Mason University Libraries’ collections are posted monthly. Mason students, faculty and staff are welcome to suggest library purchases


e-Resources Added December 2016

Physiology is a review journal published jointly by the American Physiological Society and International Union of Physiological Sciences. The journal features invited short-format review articles written by leaders in their fields.
A follow-up to the 2013-2014 Knowledge Unlatched Pilot Collection, the 2015-16 Round 2 collection consists of 78 new titles covering topics in anthropology, literature, history, politics, media, and communications from 26 respected scholarly publishersBy supporting the Knowledge Unlatched collections, Mason and other institutions are helping promote a sustainable market where scholarly books can be made freely accessible for readers around the world. Mason also participated in the Pilot Collection of 28 books. Titles can be browsed on the OAPEN platform (linked above), and are also available through the Mason University Libraries’ catalog.

e-Resources Added November 2016

The peer-reviewed Journal of Early American History is dedicated to the advancement of scholarly understanding of the history of the colonization of the Americas and will appear three times annually. It offers explorations on any aspect of early American history to a broad audience of historians.
Open Information Science (OIS) is an open access, cross-disciplinary, single-blind peer-reviewed journal that presents original research on all areas of Library and Information Sciences. It aims to publish the research papers on the most recent issues and developments in the field
This database includes more than 172,000 theses and dissertations in total, including 80,000 new citations for theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present. 

e-Resources Added September - October 2016

The SPIE Digital Library contains technical papers from SPIE conference proceedings, journals covering optics and photonics research, and now—with this new purchase—over 200 e-books on optics and photonics.  Technologies span applications from imaging, sensors, biomedicine, manufacturing, and energy to nanotechnology, communications, entertainment, and electronics.

e-Resources Added Summer 2016

A journal publication with the focus on a broad view of the arts including visual arts and crafts, museums, performing arts, music, film, cinema and literature.
The Libraries now have access to Dance on Camera 2013, 2014 and 2015 featuring a broad range of films including documentaries, shorts, features, experimental works, and music videos that celebrate the immediacy of dance combined with the intimacy of film.
Published by the American Mathematical Society, Mathematical Surveys and Monographs is a series that includes books and textbooks, surveys, and lecture notes. Each volume gives a survey of the subject along with a brief introduction. The Libraries now own the 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 collections.
A multidisciplinary journal for social science research.
A collection of ebooks covering all the key areas of engineering and technology. Topics include radar, energy, robotics, materials, circuits and electromagnetic waves.
Routledge Handbooks OnlineCriminal Justice, Criminology, Politics and Security Studies
These handbooks provide overviews of classic and current research and future trends in the social sciences and humanities; as well as guides to theory and methodologies, key sub-disciplines, and the primary debates of today. Full-text access to peer-reviewed content in criminal justice & criminology, politics, and security studies.

e-Resources Added June 2016

The second volume of Dance in Video contains dance productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance.
The Libraries now have access to Volume 3 and Volume 4 of the online collection of videos available for the study of counseling, social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and psychiatric counseling. The collection includes counseling sessions and demonstrations, consultations, lectures, interviews, presentations and documentaries.
This resource provides research and best practice methods in the fields of counseling, mental health and psychology. Includes presentations, lectures, conference workshops and seminars.
This music database provides a wide range of popular music from around the world. The collection includes tracks from major genres in pop music, including alternative, Christian, country, electronic, hip-hop, metal, new age, punk, R&B, reggae, rock, and soundtracks.
This resource covers relatively new high-quality, peer-reviewed publications of regional importance in emerging research fields. The journals are being evaluated over a period of time for inclusion in the highly selective Web of Science indexes on the arts and humanities, science, and social sciences.
This index contains records of articles from the Scientific Electronic Library eLIBRARY.RU, the largest Russian information portal in the fields of science, technology, medicine, and education. 
This journal database provides access for selecting scholarly literature from multidisciplinary journals covered by the KCI (Korean Citation Index).

e-Resources Added May 2016

The latest module in ProQuest’s Digital National Security Archive, this resource documents nuclear weapons policies during a significant period in the history of the nuclear age. This module includes 2,200 documents, many of which were only recently declassified.
The leading Black newspaper of the 20th century, the New York Amsterdam News was a strong advocate for desegregation of the U.S. military during World War II, and also covered the historically important Harlem Renaissance. This resource provides full-text for the complete run of the paper, from 1922-1993. Other ProQuest Historical Newspapers available include Atlanta Constitution, Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
This resource provides digital access to millions of pages of Executive Branch publications from 1789 through 1939, including documents on business and industry, foreign trade, navigation, immigration and population, health, causes of death, religious affiliations, military operations, weather conditions, and more. Based on the Checklist of Public Documents, 1789-1909Executive Branch Documents represent the most comprehensive online collection of Executive Branch materials available to researchers today.
One of the newest titles from the Nature Publishing Group, Nature Microbiology includes original research articles, news, reviews, comments, and feature articles covering the broad field of microbiology.
This 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 accessing Rosetta Stone.
The Libraries now have access to a variety of American Mathematical Society e-books and other publications, including Non-Series Monographs & SurveysGraduate Studies in MathematicsUniversity Lecture SeriesStudent Mathematical Library, and Simon.
This journal provides a forum for comparative research in the field of Islamic law in Muslim and non-Muslim countries, covering both theory and practice, from its emergence up to the present. The journal discusses historical, juridical and social-scientific perspectives on Islamic law, including current legal issues and legislation.
A global intelligence utility that integrates the information, groups, and software of The Millenium Project. Interact with all elements of the system, make suggestions, and initiate discussions with experts around the world. Search futures research; methods from State of the Future and Futures Research Methodology; as well as some real-time Delphi studies and other research. Note: Contact the Information Desk for login.
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection: Series 1-5
With the addition of Series 3Series 4, and Series 5, the Libraries’ AAS Historical Periodicals Collection is now complete. This collection provides access to periodicals published from 1691 through 1937, documenting the life of America’s people through the lens of such topics as agriculture, education, leisure and hobbies, medicine, religion, science, technology, trade, entertainment, politics, family life, and more.

e-Resources Added April  2016    

Contains the publications and archives of the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House). Content includes briefing papers, special reports, pamphlets, conference papers, and monographs, as well as audio recordings of key figures in international affairs. Includes access to the full text of Chatham House’s two flagship publications: International Affairs and The World Today.
This update to the DNSA platform features eight new modules covering the 1960s to 2013, including documents on human rights policy, CIA covert operations, electronic surveillance, Japanese diplomatic relations, counternarcotic policy, Korean foreign policy, and Henry Kissinger. This comprehensive collection of primary documents is provided in full-text, including tens of thousands of important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.
The online version of the Economist journal, this resource offers insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology. It offers a variety of web-only content, including blogs, debates and audio/film programs. Provides full access to the print edition and a searchable online archive that dates back to 1997.
Access the early newspapers, often printed by small-town printers, which documented daily life in Virginia communities, supported different political parties and recorded both majority and minority views for nearly three centuries (1736-1920); as well as the Richmond-Times Dispatch (1903-1986).
Brenner’s Encyclopedia of Genetics, 2nd Edition is an expert-written, comprehensive compendium on genetics. As an e-book, it is now more accessible than ever to scientists and non-scientists alike.
A collection of annual reports on British colonies that provide detailed accounts of the day-to-day concerns and policies of colonial administrators. Materials include texts, statistics, maps, and illustrations and cover such topics as taxes and duties, military expenditure, civil establishment, legislation and proclamations, population data, import and export statistics, prisons, and meteorological observations.
Provides access to course-assigned films and documentaries from major motion picture studios. Requires local installation of Widevine Media Optimizer; not recommended for use with Firefox.
This collection provides full-text access to dramatic works from the early Greek period to the present day, as well as some works of criticism and information on theater craft. 


Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies Online offers exclusive, authoritative research guides to a variety of subjects. The Libraries are proud to announce the following new bibliographies: Anthropology, Atlantic History, African Studies, Latin American Studies, and Sociology. Other bibliographies include Cinema and Media Studies, Classics, Criminology, Education, International Law, International Relations, Management, Music and Political Science.

Oxford Handbooks Online Economics and Finance 2016, 2015, and 2014

Each Oxford Handbook features summative essays that evaluate the current thinking on a topic in a given subject area and makes original arguments about the future direction of the debate.  New handbooks available through the Libraries include Economics and Finance, and Political Science. Other Handbooks include Linguistics.

e-Resources Added March  2016    


This collection brings together classic and contemporary plays and documentaries, with a greater focus on contemporary and international productions than Theatre in Video: Volume 1. It includes videos of performances from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, the BBC, Theatre Arts Films and TMW Media Group.[Alexander Street Press]


Routledge Performance Archive  
This resource provides access to a range of audio-visual material from past and present performance artist. Consists of streaming video and audio footage with relevant critical commentary, including: interviews with key figures in theater history and contemporary practice; masterclasses with specialist actor trainers from around the world; footage of legendary practitioners; excerpted and full-length contemporary productions; and documentaries. Spans more than fifty years of documented work direct from renowned practitioners and specialists, and ranges the entire spectrum of theater topics. 
A collection of Springer’s 2016 e-books in the areas of Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Management, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Economics and Finance, Education, Energy, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Mathematics/Statistics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy, and Professional and Applied Computing. The collections are searchable down to the chapter level and are integrated with available Springer online journals.
 Part of the CQ Press Library, this resource includes data on legislation, members of Congress, including voting behavior and the history and powers of Congress. Cross-searchable with other CQ Press Library resources.
The Arts & Sciences Collection extends JSTOR's coverage in economics, education, linguistics, political science, and area studies. These often- interdisciplinary titles broadens the scope of coverage for the social sciences and expand the range of international scholarship. 
These three archives expand the content of Mergent Archives platform. Mergent is an online database featuring a vast, indexed collection of corporate and industry related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.
This database covers a broad range of related subjects, from fine, decorative and commercial art, to various areas of architecture and architectural design. It provides full text access to journals and books; an image collection, art reproduction records, and includes periodicals published in French, Italian, German, Spanish and Dutch. Art Source includes the content of EBSCO’s Art & Architecture Online and Art FullText, and will be replacing both databases.

e-Resources Added in January-February 2016                                                                                                              

This collection of videos from JoVE Science Education shows viewers how to use standard pieces of laboratory equipment essential in many experiments, as well as how to perform basic laboratory functions. Each video is paired with additional video resources to provide viewers with practical applications of the technique and other complementary skills.
Collection providing downloadable data visualizations and research tools related to the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Presidency; includes information on election returns, congressional floor votes, Supreme Court decisions, as well as presidential and economic indicators.
Combining three collections of statistics: State, Local, and Business, this data platform allows users to view and download social science data covering geographies within the United States. Topics include healthcare, crime, education, employment, religion, and government finances.