School of Business Graduate Research Assistants Attend Library Workshop

School of Business graduate research assistants attended an early October workshop entitled “School of Business GRA Library Workshop,” to learn about cutting-edge materials available at Mason’s world-class Fenwick Library.

Jo Ann Henson, business and economics librarian, conducted the two-hour workshop that reviewed the library’s offerings, especially the expanded collection of databases and video resources. In addition, Jo Ann coordinated a visit by the students to the 5th floor Digital Scholarship Center where they learned about the Library’s Geographic Information Systems software and support.

Jo Ann featured information available to graduate students, including:

• Services and resources – Digital scholarship center, university dissertation and thesis services and Interlibrary Loans, Washington Resources Library Consortium and more.
InfoGuides including the Business InfoGuide that Jo Ann hosts.
• Databases including information and resources such as industry journals, company reports, and international news articles.
• Search techniques and Boolean approaches for effective search.

Jo Ann encouraged the workshop attendees to schedule individual follow-up appointments with her to focus on specific research interests.

Dr. J.P. Auffret, Director, Research Partnerships, encourages graduate research assistants to contact Jo Ann. “I think it’s a good idea for graduate students to become aware of the incredible resources offered at our Library and Jo Ann is tremendously helpful,” said Auffret.

For more information, please view Jo Ann’s Blog, make an appointment or contact via email at:

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Christina Batcheler

Christina Batcheler Program Operations & Public Relations Specialist Research Partnerships & Grants Initiative, School of Business & Center for Assurance Research and Engineering (CARE), Volgenau School of Engineering George Mason University P: 703-993-3746 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 *For our latest news, please go to our blog at: *To receive our news via email periodically, please send your email to: *Follow our tweets at: *Join our Meetup Group for upcoming events at:

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