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Project MUSE

Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community around the world.

For over 20 years, Project MUSE has been the trusted and reliable source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading universities and scholarly societies. Currently, Project MUSE has over 674 journals from 125 publishers and offers over 50,000 books from more than 100 presses. All books are fully integrated with Project MUSE's scholarly journal content, with collection and single title purchasing, subscription, OA books/MUSE Open and evidence-based acquisition models available.

  • 100% Full Text
  • No embargoes on content
  • Current scholarly Humanities and Social Sciences content
  • Unlimited Printing and Downloading
  • Search Books & Journals on a single platform
  • Mobile Friendly
  • Compliant with US and international accessibility standards

There are 6 different collections available:

Premium Collection: The Premium Collection is MUSE's foremost collection of high quality, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journals and is designed for institutions acquiring comprehensively in the humanities and social sciences. It offers internationally respected scholarly journals that support the collection development and research needs of major research institutions. All new collection titles added each year to MUSE become part of the Premium Collection, making it the most comprehensive collection offered by MUSE, and the corresponding annual price increase will reflect the number and nature of new titles added.

Standard Collection: The Standard Collection is an interdisciplinary collection of high quality, peer reviewed journals designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities and social sciences. It offers institutions the interdisciplinary content consistent with their collection development needs yet ensures controlled annual growth. It is a subset of the Premium Collection, and new titles may be added selectively each year, offering controlled growth reflected in modest annual price increases.

Basic Research Collection: The Basic Research Collection is an interdisciplinary collection designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities and social sciences. It offers a fundamental collection of interdisciplinary journals, with titles added to this collection chosen based on a number of criteria, including the journal's presence in appropriate high quality indexes, inclusion in archival collections, and current usage in MUSE. It is a more limited subset of the Premium Collection, and the controlled number of journals, conservative growth and modest annual price increases make it an appropriate collection for institutions with limited budgets.

Basic College Collection: The Basic College Collection is designed for four and two year colleges acquiring selectively in the humanities and social sciences. Titles added to this collection are chosen based on a number of criteria, including the journal's presence in appropriate high quality indexes, inclusion in archival collections, and current usage in MUSE. It is the smallest interdisciplinary subset of the Premium Collection and grows modestly in size and price from year to year.

Humanities Collection: The Humanities Collection is designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities. It provides a highly relevant set of peer-reviewed research journals for art schools, museums, performing arts organizations, film schools, and related institutions. Of the new titles added to MUSE each year, the best of those with a clear humanities focus are added to this collection. It is a subset of the Premium Collection. A very small number of interdisciplinary journals are included in both the Humanities Collection and the Social Sciences Collection.

Social Sciences Collection: The Social Sciences Collection is a designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the social sciences. Building on MUSE's strengths in international relations and in aspects of political science and economics, this collection is designed to meet the needs of special libraries such as thinktanks, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, and related organizations. Of the new titles added to MUSE each year, the best of those with a clear social science focus are added to this collection. It is a subset of the Premium Collection. A very small number of interdisciplinary journals are included in both the Humanities Collection and the Social Sciences Collection.

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Last updated: October 4, 2018

Multi-Consortial Note: 

This license is made available through a national site license negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by The Alberta Library (TAL).

Content Producer: 
The Johns Hopkins University Press

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