February 2017

Updates from University Libraries

Complimentary Online Newspapers
Through University Libraries, Mason students, faculty, and staff now have complimentary access to and NYT mobile apps (including the International, Spanish, and Chinese editions), breaking news articles, blogs, videos, and interactive features. First-time users can create an account here using their Mason credentials.

The subscription also includes access to NYTimes inEducation, the New York Times’ educational site, which provides instructional strategies and classroom activities to support a variety of subject areas. First-time users will need to register here. complements the Libraries’ other current newspaper holdings, which include the Financial Times’ (first-time users register here) and Dow Jones’ Factiva News Page.

For more information on newspapers at Mason, browse the Libraries’ list of online newspapers. For questions, contact LeighAnn Skeen at

Music Online
During Winter Break, all music collections (including books, scores, LPs, and CDs) left their long-time home in Gateway Library and were moved to 2600 Fenwick Library (second floor). In addition to the physical collections, a host of music-related resources are available online 24/7, free to Mason students, faculty, and staff. Use these resources to expand your study of music—or for your own relaxation and enjoyment. The choice is yours!

  • Met Opera on Demand: Offers full-length performances from the Metropolitan Opera, including Live in HD productions, classic telecasts, and archival radio broadcast recordings for high-quality viewing and listening.
  • Naxos Music Library Jazz: Offers a large selection of works by over 32,000 jazz legends and contemporary artists from over 200 labels, including Blue Note Records, Warner Jazz, EMI, Fantasy, and others.
  • Music & Performing Arts Video Collection: Presents an extensive array of content in video, audio, and text, covering different time periods, artists, composers, choreographers, and ensembles. Subjects include dance, film, music, and theater.

For more information or to find other music resources, try browsing our Music & Performing Arts database list or contact Steve Gerber, our Music Librarian, at