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Students enrolled in online courses at Mason have easy access to a wide variety of library resources and services right at their fingertips. With a Mason login, you have 24/7 access to licensed full text databases that allow you to search for articles from thousands of scholarly journals, newspapers, reference materials, and popular magazines.

Other services include the Virtual Computing Lab to access academic software remotely, film and music databases, guides to writing and citing, access to thousands of e-books, and an instant message option that allows you to chat with the Distance Education Librarian, Tina Adams. For more information see Student Services.


Faculty teaching Distance Education courses at Mason also have access to a variety of helpful library services and resources to meet the unique needs of teaching online. Whether you are new to online education or have taught online for years, the library has content, collections and services that can enhance your course and make your life easier. For more information see Faculty Services or contact the Distance Education Librarian, Tina Adams.