Mar 202015

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has released implementation plans for sharing publications and data from research funded by five major agencies within the department. The plans build on the policy laid out in a 2013 White House memorandum, “Increasing Access to the Results of Federally Funded Scientific Research” (PDF, 53KB).

The plans are for the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) and the office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. The plans are expected to go into effect by the end of 2015.

The department also released a document describing guiding principles underlying the agencies’ plans.

In general, the agencies’ plans require that funded researchers make public the accepted manuscripts of articles within 12 months of publication, using PubMed Central. The agencies’ plans for sharing of data are not as fully developed, although researchers will be required to develop their own data sharing plans.

The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition has provided an overview and analysis of the plans. Earlier, the Association of American Publishers issued a statement regarding the AHRQ implementation plan and related plans for NASA and the Department of Agriculture.

Mar 102015

SAGE Research Methods and Cases Online
Provides an overview of research methods (quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) across the social and behavioral sciences. Includes SAGE book and reference material on research methods, and editorially selected material from SAGE journals. Also includes a searchable collection of case studies of real social research, commissioned and designed to help users understand abstract methodological concepts in practice.

Jan 082015

Publication CoverMost read articles from 2014

  • Antecedents and consequences of employee engagement  Alan M. Saks  Volume: 21, Issue: 7, pp. 600-619  PDF (392 KB)
  • Ethical and empowering leadership and leader effectiveness Shahidul Hassan Rubiná Mahsud, Gary Yukl, Gregory E. Prussia Volume: 28, Issue: 2, pp. 133-146 PDF (183 KB)
  • The Job Demands‐Resources model: state of the art  Evangelia Demerouti Arnold B. Bakker  Volume: 22, Issue: 3, pp. 309-328 PDF (714 KB)
  • Generational differences in personality and motivation Whitney Lang Leah Coulon, Elliroma Gardiner, Melissa Wong Volume: 23, Issue: 8, pp. 878-890 PDF (183 KB)
  • Generational differences in work values, outcomes and person‐organisation values fit Dianne Gardner Lucy Cennamo  Volume: 23, Issue: 8, pp. 891-906  PDF (269 KB)
Nov 142014

Mergent Online 
Tracks more companies in more countries than any other database. Delivers comprehensive suite of authoritative financial information. Up to 4 years of key financial information on over 400,000 Global Private Companies; integrated screening and searching for Public and Private Companies; full company reports in pdf format; ability to view competitors on both Private and Public companies.
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Oct 302014

George Mason University Libraries puts the best research at your fingertips and now a new application called BrowZine allows you to…

  • Browse much of the online journal collection;
  • Read and monitor many of Mason’s scholarly journals;
  • Receive content in a format optimized for your iPhone, iPad, Android and other tablets.

Browzine brings journal content together from multiple publishers and platforms, both open-access and subscribed, into a single place where you can save your favorite journals, view the tables of contents, and read or save articles as new issues are released.

Items found in BrowZine can easily be synced up with Zotero, Mendeley, RefWorks, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place. The list of currently supported publishers is growing.

How do I get BrowZine?

BrowZine is available from Apple App StoreGoogle Play Store, and Amazon Kindle App Store. It’s a free download, but make sure to choose “George Mason University” from the list of libraries so you have access to the journals we subscribe to.

BrowZine for iPhone

BrowZine for Android

Oct 012014

The University Libraries offers financial support to eligible members of the Mason community to offset the costs of publishing in scholarly open access (OA) journals that charge author fees. Complete and submit the Open Access Publishing Fund (OAP Fund) application on the University Libraries’ website to apply for funds.  Contact Claudia Holland ( with any questions.


Scholarly Communication

Learn more about Open ScholarshipCopyright, and Author Rights.

Sep 042014

Most read articles from Journal of Organizational Behavior Management:

Aug 272014

Welcome to the University Libraries!

Mason graduate students are cordially invited to meet subject librarians and other research specialists at our Food for Thought at Fenwick Graduate Students Open House. You can get an overview of key research resources, services and tools, tour Fenwick Library, and enjoy a free boxed lunch supper. (Limited supply. Don’t miss out!) Discover what the University Libraries have for you – and your success at Mason.

  • Fenwick Library, 2nd Floor Conference Room
  • September 3
  • 4 to 7 p.m.
  • Food For Thought
Aug 012014


JournalTOCs is a Current Awareness Service (CAS) where you can discover the newest papers coming directly from the publishers as soon as they have been published online.  JournalTOCs is a free service for individual users.

  • Search for the journal(s) you want to follow
  • Choose to follow TOC on the website
  • or click on the RSS feed to follow in a feed reader (if you choose Microsoft Office as the reader, TOCs will be sent to your email)
  • or set up an email notification for new issues
Jul 152014

BrowZine for iPhone is here!

BrowZine for iPhone is now available, dramatically expanding the ways you can engage with BrowZine to find, read and follow your favorite journals!
With this new release, you have the option to create a BrowZine Account.  If you have BrowZine installed on your iPhone and iPad, you may now “sync” your My Bookshelf contents.  If you add a journal to My Bookshelf or clear a new article notification from your iPad, it will automatically appear on your iPhone.

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