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Subject Areas

General Academic Interest

Academic Search Complete
Coverage: 1887-present
Provides a comprehensive scholarly, multidisciplinary database with full-text, peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for monographs, reports, and conference proceedings. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887, and searchable cited references for nearly 1,000 journals.

Cambridge Journals Online
Coverage: varies
Over 125 specialized journals from renowned research societies and associations in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Coverage varies by journal title, with the earliest starting in 1997.

Google Scholar
Coverage: varies
Search across many disciplines and sources: peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, abstracts, and articles, from academic publishers, professional societies, preprint repositories, universities, and other scholarly organizations. Provides links to materials freely available on the web, as well as links to the Mason Catalog and databases. Click on "Settings" to configure links to your library.

Coverage: varies
The complete text (full back runs) of core scholarly journals in anthropology, Asian studies, ecology, economics, education, finance, history, mathematics, philosophy, political science, population studies, and sociology.

Oxford University Press Journals
Coverage: varies
Over 100 periodical titles in the fields of the humanities, social sciences, and the sciences. The full text is generally available for the past several years, though abstracts of articles date back additional years.

Project MUSE
Coverage: varies
Provides digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Offers full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world’s university presses and scholarly societies.

ProQuest Research Library
Coverage: varies
Provides access to more than 4,000 periodicals from general reference databases. Searches a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.

Springer LINK
Coverage: varies
Provides online access to over 480 journals, books, and book series (including Lecture Notes in Computer Science and Topics in Current Chemistry) published by Springer and its partners.

Wiley Online Library
Coverage: varies
Provides full-text access to over 1,200 journals, plus the table of contents and abstracts of books and reference works published by John Wiley and Sons. Subject areas include the sciences, social sciences, business, education, law, computer science, and technology.


Arts and Humanities

Art Full Text
Coverage: varies
Full-text articles from more than 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, high-quality indexing and abstracting of over 600 periodicals dating as far back as 1984. Covers fine, decorative and commercial art, folk art, photography, film, and architecture.

Art Index Retrospective
Coverage: 1929-1984
Provides access to over half a century of art literature covering fine, decorative, and commercial art. Content includes high-quality indexing of nearly 600 publications, many of which are peer-reviewed, and citations of over 25,000 book reviews.

Art & Architecture Complete
Coverage: varies
Provides full-text coverage of 380 periodicals and more than 220 books. Also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 780 academic journals, magazines and trade publications, as well as for over 230 books.

Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals
Coverage: 1934-present, with selective coverage back to 1741; Updated weekly
Provides a comprehensive listing of journal articles on architecture and design, including the history and practice of architecture, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. It contains more than 440,000 entries from over 700U.S. and international journals.

Coverage: 1979-present
Contains abstracts of articles published in the primary professional literature of the communications field.

Communication & Mass Media Complete
Coverage: 1915-present
Provides indexing, abstracting, and some full text for journals and books related to communication and mass media studies.

Communication Abstracts
Coverage: 1977-present
Comprehensive source of information about communication-related publications on a worldwide scale. Covers communication-related articles, reports, papers, and books from a variety of publishers, research institutions, and information sources.

Film & Television Literature Index
Coverage: 1980-present, with some content as early as 1865
Provides indexing for over 350 publications, including books, magazines, and journals covering the entire field of television and film writing. Covered subjects include film and television theory, preservation, writing, production, cinematography, technical aspects, and reviews.

Film Indexes Online
Coverage: 1900-present
Single interface allows access and cross-searching of the American Film Institute (AFI) Catalog, Film Index International (from the British Film Institute), and FIAF International Index to Film Periodicals (from the International Federation of Film Archives). AFI Catalog indexes films released from 1893-1971. Film Index International indexes films released from 1900-present. FIAF covers journals from 1972-present.

Humanities Full Text
Coverage: varies
Full text of articles from over 300 periodicals dating back to 1995, and high-quality indexing for almost 700 journals—of which 470 are peer-reviewed—dating as far back as 1984. Provides coverage of feature articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and book reviews, as well as reviews of ballets, dance programs, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.

Humanities International Complete
Coverage: 1925-present
Provides citations and abstracts for articles, essays and reviews, as well as original creative works including poems, fiction, photographs, paintings and illustrations. Offers indexing for over 2,000 journals, books, and other publications, with full text for over 700 of them.

International Bibliography of Art
Coverage: 1973-present; Updated quarterly
The definitive resource for scholarly literature on Western art, and the successor to the Bibliography of the History of Art. Covers European art from late antiquity to the present, American art from the colonial period to the present, global art since 1945, fine art, decorative arts and antiques, museum studies and conservation, archeology and material culture, folk art, and architectural history.

Web of Science
Coverage: varies
Contains citations and searchable author abstracts. Includes Science Citation Index Expanded (1900+); Social Sciences Citation Index (1900+); Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975+); Book Citation Index (2005+); Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990+); Current Chemical Reactions (1985+); and Index Chemicus (1993+).

Business and Economics

Coverage: 1971-present
Features full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data.

Accounting and Tax
Coverage: 1971-present
This database brings together global and scholarly journals with key resources for locating results covering current news and topics, as well as the trends and history influencing important accounting and tax issues of the day.

Business Source Complete
Coverage: 1886-present
Comprehensive coverage of scholarly journals for business topics such as marketing, management, human resources, MIS, POM, accounting, finance, and economics.

Coverage: 1969-present; Updated monthly
Indexes and abstracts journals as well as working papers, dissertations, and books. Produced by the Journal of Economic Literature.

Emerald Insight
Coverage: varies
Consists of journals by Emerald Group Publishing, in the areas of accounting and finance, business ethics and law, economics, human resources management, industry and public sector management, international business, management science/management studies, organization studies, performance management and measurement, and more.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete
Coverage: 1965-present
Coverage includes scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism, with full text for 440 publications, including journals, company and country reports, and books. Subject areas covered include the food and beverage management, hospitality law, hotel management, leisure and business travel, and market trends. Geographic coverage includes materials from areas such as the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe, and Asia.

Leisure Tourism
Coverage: 1973-present
Contains abstracts covering over 400 publications and other new academic research, industry reports, books, book reviews, and news from the fields of leisure, recreation, sport, hospitality, tourism, and culture.

Law and Criminal Justice

BNA Libraries
Coverage: varies
Covers a wide range of legal subjects, including business law, criminal law, environmental law, labor law, intellectual property, professional ethics, and the U.S. Supreme Court. The Law Library subscribes to all BNA databases.

Coverage: varies
Provides full-text articles from law journals published in the Digital Commons open access repository.

Columbia International Affairs Online
Coverage: 1991-present
Full text of more than 400 working papers, 40 conference proceedings, and 10 books annually, as well as abstracts from leading international relations research journals, brief reports, monthly statistics, and maps.

Criminal Justice Abstracts
Coverage: varies
Provides comprehensive coverage of the major journals in criminology and related disciplines, extensive coverage of books, and unparalleled access to reports from government and nongovernmental agencies.

Coverage: varies
A constantly growing collection of legal periodicals that currently includes over 1,600 full-text journals.

Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals
Coverage: 1985-present
Provides access to legal literature worldwide, covering all forms of foreign (non-Anglo-American) law. This includes comparative law and legal systems, such as Islamic law; socialist law; public and private international law; and transnational commercial law. The types of documents covered include journal articles, congress reports, essay collections, yearbooks, and book reviews. Produced by the American Association of Law Libraries.

Index to Legal Periodicals Retrospective
Coverage: 1908-1981
Contains academic journals, conference proceedings, reports, trade publications, books and magazines covering local jurisdictions, surveys the federal courts, yearbooks, and annual subject-specific examination.

Legal Collection
Coverage: 1965-present
A collection of scholarly publications, including over 250 full-text journals. Provides information centered on the discipline of law and legal topics, such as criminal justice, international law, federal law, organized crime, and ethics. Indexing and abstracts are provided for all journals in the collection. 

Political Science Complete
Coverage: varies 
Includes citations, abstracts, and indexing of the international journal literature in political science and related fields, including international relations, law, and public administration/policy. 

ProQuest Criminal Justice
Coverage: 1981-present
Includes U.S. and international scholarly journals, correctional and law enforcement trade publications, crime reports, crime blogs, and other material relevant for research in criminal justice, law enforcement, and related fields.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
Coverage: 1975-current
Provides abstracts and indexing of the international literature of political science and international relations, along with complementary fields, including international law and public administration/policy. Provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,500+ serials and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and working papers.

Medicine and Health Sciences

BioMed Central
Coverage: varies
A publisher of over 200 peer-reviewed, open access journals in primarily the biological and medical sciences.

Coverage: varies
Definitive source of searchable full-text, peer-reviewed, scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. Contains 59 journals – 48 published by the American Psychological Association (APA) and 11 from allied organizations.

Public Library of Science
Coverage: varies
Public Library of Science (PLoS) is an open access publisher of two online full-text, peer-reviewed journals: PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine, publishing research articles in all areas of biology and medicine.

Coverage: 1946-present
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 20 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles. PubMed includes links to full-text articles and other related resources.

PubMed Central
Coverage: varies
Free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Philosopher's Index
Coverage: 1940-present
Indexes and abstracts books and 400 journals in philosophy.

Religion and Philosophy Collection
Coverage: 1975-present
Provides indexing and abstracts for all journals in it, as well as over 250 full-text, scholarly journals. Subject coverage includes world religions, major denominations, biblical studies, religious history, epistemology, political philosophy, philosophy of language, moral philosophy, and the history of philosophy.

Science, Math, Engineering and Technology

ACM - Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Digital Library
Coverage: varies
Citations and full-text articles in the area of computing and information technologies from journals, magazines, and conference proceedings published by the ACM, one of the world's largest computing societies.

ACS Publications
Coverage: varies
Includes full-text articles from all 34 American Chemical Society publications, from the broad coverage journals such as the Journal of the American Chemical Society to the specialist journals such as Environmental Science and Technology.

ASCE Digital Library-Civil Engineering Database
Coverage: 1970-present; Updated monthly
Indexes articles from all of the journals published by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Full-text articles are available from 1983-present.

American Institute of Physics Journals 
Coverage: varies
Includes full-text access to select AIP journals that deal with physics, mathematics, and chemistry, to which George Mason subscribes.

American Mathematical Society (AMS) Journals
Coverage: varies
Full-text access to all 8 journals published by the AMS.

American Physical Society (APS) Journals
Coverage: varies
Includes full-text access to all eight journals of the APS, including Physical Review (Parts A-E), Physical Review Letters, and Reviews of Modern Physics.

Applied Science & Technology Full Text
Coverage: 1983-present
Abstracts and indexes periodicals covering the fields of engineering, aeronautics, chemistry, computer technology and applications, earth sciences, energy and environment, mathematics, metallurgy, and physics with full text from 1997-present.

BioMed Central
Coverage: varies
A publisher of over 200 peer-reviewed, open access journals in primarily the biological and medical sciences.

Coverage: varies
Includes a broad selection of full-text, peer-reviewed journals and bulletins published by American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) member societies and other closely related organizations.

BioOne Abstracts & Indexes
Coverage: 1998-present
An indexed and fully-searchable collection of abstracts developed by the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS), SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition), the University of Kansas, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and Allen Press. Provides 100 high-impact bioscience research journals from around 70 publishers.

Biological Abstracts
Coverage: 1969-present
An index with abstracts to periodicals in the life sciences. Covers over 6,500 serials, as well as technical notes and letters.

BIOSIS Previews
Coverage: 1926-present
Comprehensive reference database in the life sciences. Covers articles from over 7,000 journals, as well as original research reports and reviews, letters, and technical data reports.

Computers & Applied Sciences Complete
Coverage: varies
Includes indexing and abstracts for academic journals, professional publications, and reference sources. Subject areas include engineering, computer theory and systems, new technologies, and social and professional context.

Computer and Information Systems Abstracts
Coverage: 1981-present
Covers major areas of computer technology (artificial intelligence, automation, CAD/CAM, imaging, logic, engineering physics, and more).

Environment Complete
Coverage: 1940s-present
Covers the areas of ecosystem ecology, renewable energy sources, natural resources, marine and freshwater science, geography, pollution and waste management, environmental technology, environmental law, public policy, social impacts, and urban planning. Contains full text for more than 600 journals and 100 books, and indexes over 1,500 journals.

Coverage: varies
Provides full-text access to over 30 core journals from a variety of geoscience publishers.

Highwire Press
Coverage: varies
Includes journals from the fields of science, technology, and medicine.

IEEE/IET Electronic Library 
Coverage: varies
Provides full-text access to all journals, transactions, and conference proceedings published by the electrical engineering organizations IEEE and IET.

Coverage: varies
Scientific and technical journals and conference proceedings in physics, electrical engineering and electronics, computing and control, and information technology.

Institute of Physics Journals
Coverage: varies
Includes full-text access to select IoP journals to which George Mason subscribes. Abstracts are available for all other journals.

Mechanical & Transportation Engineering Abstracts
Coverage: 1966-present
Provides indexing and abstracts from current serial and non-serial titles. Includes records from periodicals, conference papers, trade journals, magazines, books, patents and technical reports, with indexing back to the early 1960s. It covers all mechanical engineering and transportation engineering aspects from aerospace to automotive.

Coverage: varies
Provides full-text, archived access to 15 Nature Publishing Group journals, along with access to the current issues of several other NPG titles.

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) - Bridge Engineering
Coverage: 2003-present
Provides articles from Bridge Engineering, a peer-review publication that covers developments in bridge engineering, including topics such as the design, construction, maintenance, management, monitoring, and upgrading of all types of bridge structures. Includes state-of-the-art papers, reviews of current methodologies and systems, project case studies, historical papers, and shorter briefing papers.

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) - Geotechnical Engineering
Coverage: 1994-present
Includes technical papers compiled in Geotechnical Engineering, covering all aspects of geotechnical research, design, construction, and performance. 

Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineering (ICE) - Urban Design and Planning
Coverage: 2008-present
Includes refereed papers and short articles, published in the Journal from the Institution of Civil Engineering, on the design and planning of the built environment, emphasizing the interfaces between urban policy, design, construction, and management.

ProQuest Aquatic Science Collection
Coverage: varies
Contains full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA).

ProQuest Atmospheric Science Collection
Coverage: varies
Contains full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from Meteorological & Geoastrophysical Abstracts (MGA).

ProQuest Biological Science Collection
Coverage: varies
Contains full-text articles, granular access to figures and tables within articles, and the entire range of bibliographic records from the Biological Sciences database. Biological Sciences provides access to literature from serials, as well as conference proceedings, technical reports, monographs, and selected books and patents.

Public Library of Science
Coverage: varies
Public Library of Science (PLoS) is an open access publisher of two online full-text, peer-reviewed journals: PLoS Biology and PLoS Medicine, publishing research articles in all areas of biology and medicine.

Coverage: varies
Provides online access (searching and browsing) to over 1,600 journals published by Elsevier and its partners. Journals are available for most disciplines, including science, medicine, economics, and the social sciences.

Coverage: varies
Provided by the American Institute of Physics. The SPIN database (Searchable Physics Information Notices) provides the most current indexing and abstracting of major American and Russian physics and astronomy journals.

Web of Science
Coverage: varies
Contains citations and searchable author abstracts. Includes Science Citation Index Expanded (1900+); Social Sciences Citation Index (1900+); Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975+); Book Citation Index (2005+); Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990+); Current Chemical Reactions (1985+); and Index Chemicus (1993+).

Social Sciences

America: History and Life
Coverage: 1910-present
Provides English-language abstracts of scholarly literature (journal articles, articles in collections, dissertations, book and media reviews) on the history and culture of the U.S. and Canada with full-text links to JSTOR.

Anthropology Plus
Coverage: varies (late 19th century - present)
An index of bibliographic materials combining Anthropological Literature from Harvard University and Anthropological Index, Royal Anthropological Institute from the U.K. Provides worldwide indexing of journal articles, reports, commentaries, edited works, and obituaries in the fields of social, cultural, physical, biological, and linguistic anthropology, ethnology, archaeology, folklore, material culture, and interdisciplinary studies.

Coverage: varies
Developed by the American Anthropological Association and the University of California Press, AnthroSource is a digital archive of all AAA journals, newsletters, and bulletins. Current issues of 15 publications are available from AnthroSource, and earlier issues of 5 journals are available through JSTOR. Additional content is added constantly -- both current and earlier issues of publications. Subject covered include archaeology, biological anthropology, cultural anthropology, and linguistics.

Coverage: 1970-present
A full-text database containing scholarly journals, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, regional publications, books, and NGO, government and special reports focused on the evolution of the women's movement, men's studies, the transgendered community, and the changes in gender roles over the years.

Index Islamicus
Coverage: 1906-present; Updated annually
Indexes literature on Islam, the Middle East, and the Muslim world. Includes written work about the Middle East,as well as works on main Muslim areas of Asia and Africa, plus Muslim minorities elsewhere. Over 3,000 journals are monitored for inclusion in the database, together with conference proceedings, monographs, multi-authored works, and book reviews. Journals and books are indexed at the article and chapter level.

ProQuest Social Science Journals
Coverage: varies
Offers indexing and full text for hundreds of academic journals, and provides coverage across a wide range of social science disciplines, including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work, and sociology.

Race Relations Abstracts
Coverage: 1975-present
Provides abstracts covering areas relevant to race relations, including ethnic studies, discrimination, and immigration studies. 

Social Services Abstracts
Coverage: 1979-present
Coverage of current research on social work, human services, social welfare, social policy, and community development. Abstracts and indexes serials publications, includes abstracts of journal articles and dissertations, and provides citations to book reviews.

Social Work Abstracts
Coverage: 1965-present
Contains more than 26,000 records from social work and other related journals on topics such as homelessness, AIDS, child and family welfare, substance abuse, and more.

Coverage: 1895-present
Provides access to journals, books, dissertations, reports, conference proceedings, and more on all sub-disciplines of sociology and closely related areas of study.

Urban Studies Abstracts
Coverage: 1973-present
Includes abstracts to journal articles covering areas related to the study of cities and regions, including topics in urban affairs, community development, and urban history. 

Web of Science
Coverage: varies
Contains citations and searchable author abstracts. Includes Science Citation Index Expanded (1900+); Social Sciences Citation Index (1900+); Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975+); Book Citation Index (2005+); Conference Proceedings Citation Index (1990+); Current Chemical Reactions (1985+); and Index Chemicus (1993+).

Women's Studies International
Coverage: 1972-present
Covers the core disciplines in women’s studies, including feminist research. Areas covered include sociology, history, political science and economy, public policy, international relations, and education. Sources include over 2,000 periodicals, and other sources such as newspapers, newsletters, books, book chapters, proceedings, theses, dissertations, NGO studies, and other grey literature.

 Last edited August 3, 2015