Elections in the United States are right around the corner. Catch up with political news, views and analyses through these selected databases and journals provided by Mason Libraries. Free access for Mason faculty, students and staff – just use your Mason NetID and password.
U.S. journal offers political commentary and opinion dating back to 1955. First hand reports on national, international, and cultural affairs with focus on Washington and other political hot spots.
The New Republic
In this U.S. journal, Reports and essays on topics ranging from politics and economics to literature and cinema from 1914 to the present. Political and social commentary and opinions are also included.
Factiva News Pages
Catch the headlines from newspapers including Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post and more. The database’s “news pages” displays the front page of the subscription to today’s edition of top newspapers. The full content of the Factiva database provides international business and news coverage from more than 8,000 sources including newspapers, newswires, magazines, trade journals, radio and television transcripts, and websites. You will also find company information; up to 5 years of historical market data; and photographs and pictures from Reuters and Knight Ridder in this database from Dow Jones.
CQ Press Library Voting and Elections Collection
Learn about U.S. election processes, campaigns, & voter behavior. Find data on election results, voter turnout, and more.
You are cordially invited to a discussion and reception commemorating the 30th anniversary of Dr. James M. Buchanan’s Nobel Prize in Economics Tuesday, October 25, 5 p.m., Fenwick Library Main Reading Room (2001).
Peter J. Boettke, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy; Solomon Stein, Postdoctoral Fellow, Economics, and Elizabeth Beckman, Manuscripts and Archives Librarian will provide remarks on Buchanan’s influence and the Buchanan Collection at Mason.
The program includea a viewing of the University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center’s exhibition, Celebrating “Nobelity”: Thirty Years Later, which features materials from the George Mason University Archives as well as selections from the newly-acquired James M. Buchanan Papers, tracing the life and work of one of George Mason University’s most renowned scholars.
For more information, please contact Jessica Clark, Development & Communications Officer, jclarkw @ gmu.edu, 703-993-2251.
International Communication Professor Priya Doshi Credits the Washington Semester Program for Launching Her Career
WeDigBio.org is an international event (October 20-23, 2016) that raises awareness of the importance of biodiversity research collections and engages volunteers in liberating data from these collections so that more people can access them for research and educational purposes. On October 21, we are holding a 4-hour blitz at George Mason University to contribute to this effort. The Blitz is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 2001 Fenwick Library (Main Reading Room).
Mason participants will be transcribing label information from very high-resolution images of natural history collections via a user-friendly web interface called NotesfromNature.org. Many of the specimens are from Virginia and from Mason research collections. Each 40 minute time slot will include an introduction to the field of biodiversity informatics, the Notes from Nature project, and the opportunity for participants to build the global research database with their transcriptions. Door prizes and refreshments will be provided.