- Quick Guide to creating poster presentations for professional audiences
- Check Events for upcoming Poster-Making Workshops.
- "Designing Effective Scientific Presentations" from iBioSeminars
- Giving a Good Scientific Presentation" from the American Society of Primatologist (don't worry if you don't study apes -this is very broadly applicable, including a nice section on how to decide between giving a poster and an oral presentation)
- "Presenting Conference Papers and Posters in the Humanities" by Texas Tech University
- "Structure of Oral Presentations" by University of Pennsylvania
- "How to give a Bad talk"- an oldie but a goody from Mark Hill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Explore visual design from Edward Tufte
- OSCAR Mason PowerPoint poster templates for 48" by 36" poster
- Humanities Template
- SP@RC Lab prints posters for free and hosts poster workshop.
- For Research with Human or Animal Subjects, check Mason's Office of Research Integrity & Assurance
- Mason Institutional Review Board's IRBNet
- National Ethics Center, CORE
Research Software and Training
- Mason's IT Training offers software workshops to students, faculty, and staff.
- The Virtual Computing Lab provides access to a variety of software packages, including MS Office and Statistical packages (e.g Matlab, SAS, SPSS, and others). Use your Mason ID and login to make a reservation from any computer.
- School of Management research lab, in Enterprise Hall Room 176, gives students 24 hour access to twelve Bloomberg Terminals for both training and student research projects.
- The Mason Innovation Lab (Enterprise Hall Room 278) is a collaborative space for students and faculty to work together on entrepreneurial projects.
- The Mason MIX Lab provides 3D printers, classes, and other resources for students to use for their projects.
- Prezi is a free website students can use for research presentations.
- Zotero is a Mason-developed bibliographic management tool that lets you organize your resources, share them with others, and create citations and bibliographies directly in your written work.
- Bamboo Dirt is "a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use." Most are free, and they range from data analysis, mind mapping, to transcription and publication.
- Social Explorer is an NSF-supported tool to visually explore US demography through US Census and other data.
- Lynda.gmu.edu. Mason has partnered with lynda.com to provide free and unlimited online training to Mason students, faculty, and staff. An online subscription library, lynda.com offers more than 2,000 videos on a broad range of subjects, including business skills, photography, music and video editing and production, animation, and web design and development. New courses are added weekly. Access the lynda.com library 24/7—even from your iPhone, iPad, Android device, or mobile phone—using your Mason NetID and Patriot Pass password. Below are some recommended playlists for students, faculty and staff.
- Infoguides. Your first stop to all references on your project.
- Did you know there is a librarian at Mason trained in understanding the materials in your field of study? Subject librarians are a fantastic resource, and students are invited to contact them.
- Data Services. Data Services provides help with finding, getting, and using statistical, geospatial, and qualitative data. They also offer consultation services and training in most things data-related including: software help, assistance with data analysis and survey design, data management, and data management plans.
- Mason Libraries holds a variety of very helpful research workshops. Check them out before you get too deep into your project - you don't want to be saying, "I wish I'd known that earlier!"
- Mason Environmental Health & Safety Office's Training options