Frequently Asked Questions

Research

How do I develop a topic for my research paper?

How can I get help with my research?

How do I narrow or broaden a topic?

How do I identify primary, secondary and/or tertiary sources?

Where can I find an assignment calculator?

Where can I find a list of databases?

How do I evaluate web sources?

What is the difference between scholarly and popular sources?

How to distinguish different types of journals?

How do I cite my sources?

What is Zotero?

How do I avoid plagiarism?

How do I find a book?

How do I read a call number?

How do I find an article?

How do I find the full text of an article?

Account Information

View and renew items I have checked out from MASON?

View and renew items I have checked out from WRLC?

Check my ILLiad account?

General

What are the libraries' hours?

Can I get directions to the libraries?

Where can I find a list of library workshops?

Are student jobs available within the libraries?

How do I contact a librarian in my subject area?

Do you have a list of newly purchased books?

How do I suggest a new library purchase?

Can I request books from other libraries?

Services

How do I find Government Documents?

How can I find out about Geospatial Data & GIS Services?

How can I find out about Thesis and Dissertation Services?

How can I find out about copyright?

How do I find Course Reserves?

How do I find E-Reserves?

Do you offer Test Proctoring Services?

Technology

Is wireless available with the Libraries?

What if I am having problems with off-campus access?

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