Introduction to Project MUSE®
What is Project MUSE?
Project MUSE (http://muse.jhu.edu/)
is an online collection of over 250 scholarly journal titles in the
arts, humanities, and social sciences from 40 university and society
presses. MUSE journals cover many different subject areas including
literature, history, political science, economics, education, film,
philosophy, religion, women’s studies, and many more.
- Project MUSE provides full-text articles, reviews (books,
performance, art, music, etc.), fiction and poetry, and
enlargeable illustrations and photographs. Most articles are
offered in both HTML and PDF formats. MUSE also provides
informational pages covering editorial and submission information
for the journals.
- Use our search engine to find articles, or “browse” the online
journals issue by issue using the complete table of contents with
clickable article entries.
- Library of Congress Subject Headings are provided in the
journal issue tables of contents and in the search result
citations for articles (except reviews). Use these to quickly
identify an article’s topic or to get ideas for alternate search
- Faculty and students can use MUSE from any computer in the
campus-wide network or off-campus via the library ’s remote access
Searching in MUSE
has an easy-to-use search engine with convenient options:
- Use either a “Basic” screen with a single search box, or
“Advanced” screen with multiple options.
- Search using keywords or use Boolean operators (AND, OR,
NOT) if desired.
- Search for terms in the full text of articles or in
specific fields such as subject, author, or title.
- Search the whole database or use Advanced Search to
limit within selected subject areas, date ranges, or
specific journal titles.
- From the page listing your results, use the “Modify
Search” link or the “Search Within Results” box to change or
refine your search.
- Several search-result management functions are
E-mail search results to yourself or to others.
- Download or print in text-only (or “printer-friendly”)
Export to citation management software such as
EndNote and RefWorks.
The Search History page allows you to view your results from
previous searches. Use the “Modify” function to make changes to a