2017 Archive of Announcements

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

e-Resources Added in Summer 2017 (May, June, July)

Crime Report

Multimedia information and networking resource covering the diverse challenges and issues of 21st century criminal justice in the U.S. and abroad, published daily online. Its archive of over 41,000 posts (and growing) represents the nation’s most comprehensive online “Justice Library,” and a critical research and teaching tool.

ICE Annual eBook Collection 2016

A comprehensive online civil engineering resource with access to international journals and over 1500 e-books and archives back to 1836.

Al Manhal eBook Collection

Collection provides access to hundreds of eBooks in Arabic. The collection is full-text searchable in English and in Arabic and browsable by subject, title or publisher. Documents can be read online, listened to, downloaded in PDF, or printed. Subjects include arts, business and economics, history, Islamic studies, language and literature, law, and political science and international relations.

AHA Annual Survey Database (ASDB)

Comprehensive census of United States hospitals based on the AHA Annual Survey of Hospitals. Survey data can be downloaded for analysis in Excel, SaS and other statistical software packages. 

Note: Limited years available to Mason students, staff and faculty.

AHA Annual Survey Information Technology Supplement Database

Contains current survey data on healthcare technology adoption and indicators in response to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. Survey data can be downloaded for analysis in Excel and other statistical software packages. 

Note: Limited years available to Mason students, staff and faculty.

e-Resources Added in April  2017

American Journal of Pathology

A monthly peer-reviewed medical journal, featuring original papers on the cellular and molecular biology of disease. Available in full text.

Caribbean Newspapers, Series 1, 1718-1876

A collection of 18th and 19th century Caribbean newspapers, and a comprehensive resource for studying the development of Western society, Colonial history, the Atlantic slave trade, New World slavery, and more.

Oxford Handbooks Online- :Political Science, 2012, 2013 and 2017

These online handbooks survey the current state of scholarship in political science, including the latest thinking and research in the field, as well as key issues and major debates. These complement the 2014, 2015, and 2016 volumes which the Libraries already own.

Oxford Handbooks Online- :Criminology and Criminal Justice, 2012 and 2013

Online handbooks surveying the current state of scholarship in criminology and criminal justice.

Oxford Handbooks Online: Music

Online handbooks containing a thorough introduction to specific sub-disciplines such as music education, ethnomusicology, and film music.  Text and references are searchable; lists of books and articles can be browsed by title, author, or publication date.

Cost of Living Index (COLI)

Compiled by the Council for Community and Economic Research, this index is used by economists, corporations, and researchers to assess relative living costs, and differences between urban areas in the United States, weighted by different types of consumer and household expenditures. The index compares the cost of living in more than 300 U.S. cities.

Illustrated London News Historical Archive (1842-2003)

This archive of the world’s first illustrated weekly news magazine is a unique visual archive of 19th-century Victorian Britain and includes illustrations and photographs of events ranging from the Great Exhibition of 1851 to the Boer war

Leadership Library on the Internet

Information on leaders in business, government, nonprofits, and news media in the United States. Search by type, industry, job function, geographic location, size, or keyword. Includes content from 14 Leadership Directories yellow books, including Congressional, Federal, State, and Corporate.

Digital Theatre Plus Database

This collection of streaming videos  covers five major categories of theater: recent British theatrical productions; information on making theater; study guides; teaching support; and performances from such notable companies as  the Gran Teatre de Liceu, the Royal Opera House, Shakespeare's Globe, the Broadway Digital Archive, and National Jewish Theater. 


Online directory specializing in information on U.S. nonprofit companies in the arts, culture, humanities, education, environment, and research.

Business Expert Press eBooks,2016 and 2017

Business Expert Press's Digital Libraries are filled with practical, concise books covering specific areas of business, including supply and operations management, international business, social media, finance, accounting, public relations, and marketing strategy. Available on the ebrary platform.

e-Resources Added in Spring  2017

Ethnologue : Languages of the World

Reference database profiling all of the world’s known living languages. Searchable and browsable by language name, language family, country and area.

Brill e-Book Collections

The University Libraries is pleased to have access to the following e-Book collections through VIVA; these collections complement Brill’s collections, already available to our users on Brill Online. The number of e-Books in these collections will increase as new titles are published throughout the year.

This e-book collection is part of Brill's Classical Studies E-Books Online Collection. Coverage includes: Ancient Philosophy, Ancient History, Ancient Religion, Greek and Roman Literature, Epigraphy & Papyrology, Archeology.

This e-book collection is part of Brill's Language and Linguistics E-Books Online Collection. Coverage includes: Linguistics, Indigenous languages, Semantics, Reference, Literacy, Grammar, and Phonetics.

This e-book collection is part of Brill's Literature and Cultural Studies E-Books Online Collection. Coverage includes: English, German, French, Slavic, Italian, Dutch, Hispanic, Scandinavian, Baltic, Literature & Arts, Comparative Literature, World Literature, Translation Studies, Postmodernism, and Postcolonial Studies.

This e-book collection is part of Brill's Social Sciences E-Books Online Collection. Coverage includes: Sociology, Social Anthropology, Political Science, Economics, Critical Sociology, Comparative Studies, and African Studies.

New York Times

Unlimited access to NYTimes.com and NYT Mobile apps, including Spanish and Chinese editions, which cover a variety of topics through breaking news articles, blogs, videos and interactive features. Includes archives from 1851 to the present (articles from 1923 to 1980 are limited to five per day per user; unlimited access to the archives is available through ProQuest Historical Newspapers).Note: Users will need to create a free login account before accessing NYTimes.com.

Studies in musical theatre

This peer- reviewed online journal includes live performances that use vocal and instrumental music in conjunction with theatrical performance.  Note:  We have access from 2016 to present.

ACM Books Collection One

A series of scholarly research monographs and graduate-level texts, authored by computer scientists and practitioners. The series, published by ACM in collaboration with Morgan & Claypool Publishers, includes books from across the entire spectrum of computer science, geared to researchers, educators, practitioners and students.