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Project MUSE® is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing 100% full-text, affordable and user-friendly online access to over 380 high quality humanities, arts, and social sciences journals from over 60 scholarly publishers.

The Project MUSE® complete collection offers a comprehensive selection of prestigious journals to support a core liberal arts curriculum at any academic institution. Every journal is heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with critically acclaimed articles by the most respected scholars in their fields.

Project MUSEMUSE subscriptions enable libraries to enhance their collections with a variety of journals they may not otherwise have been able to acquire. Compared to other full-text online journal collections, the MUSE price per journal title is extremely reasonable. A tiered pricing structure offers affordable options for every library, with accommodations for different needs and expected usage levels. Discounts are also available for consortia.

It is a MUSE policy that once content goes online, it stays online. As the back issues of journals increase annually, they remain electronically archived and accessible. The MUSE license allows unlimited access, interlibrary loan, and includes remote users. Article-level URLs are stable, allowing for direct linking from online syllabi and electronic reading lists. We provide COUNTER-compliant statistics so that libraries can evaluate their use of MUSE. Many popular indexing/abstracting services and e-journal gateways are seamlessly linked to MUSE content. Easy-to-use subject guides and other instructional materials are available free of charge to subscribing libraries.

MUSE began in 1993 as a pioneering joint project of the Johns Hopkins University Press and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at JHU. Grants from the Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities allowed MUSE to go live with JHU Press journals in 1995. Journals from other publishers were first incorporated in 2000, with additional university press and scholarly society publishers joining in each subsequent year.

Today, MUSE is still a not-for-profit collaboration between the participating publishers and MSEL, with the goal of disseminating quality scholarship via a sustainable model that meets the needs of both libraries and publishers. At this time, Project MUSE subscriptions are available only to institutions.

Project MUSE siteProject Muse® Features & Functionality
Flexible Search Options
The MUSE search interface is designed for all users, from undergraduate students to faculty researchers.

  • Two search screens meet user preferences: basic screen with one search box or advanced with multiple boxes and limit options.
  • Search with simple keywords or phrases, or with complex Boolean search statements.
  • Search the full-text of articles or by specific fields, including author, title, Library of Congress Subject Headings, or a combination of fields.
  • Limit searches by date, individual titles or groups of titles, or to just articles or reviews.
  • The search engine defaults to searching only those journals to which your institution subscribes; however, users can also opt to search the entire database.
  • Manage your search results in several ways: e-mail results with links to the full-text articles, export citations directly to EndNote or RefWorks, and download or print results in text-only format.

Browsing of Full Journal Content

  • Browse journals by title or subject
  • Get editorial information, submission guidelines, and general information from the journal homepages
  • View complete tables of contents issue by issue.
    Alerting of New Titles and Issues
  • Sign up for “Journal Alerts” to be notified by e-mail or RSS feed when new issues come out in their favorite journals.
  • Receive alerts also for new titles added to the MUSE collections.

Link to MUSE from Other Electronic Resources

  • Set up links to MUSE articles from indexing/abstracting or gateway services, including EBSCOhost, Ovid, ABC-CLIO, CSA, and many others.
  • MUSE content is indexed in Google and Google Scholar, enabling users to utilize these familiar interfaces to search the full text of articles in MUSE.
  • MUSE’s reciprocal linking agreement with JSTOR allows users to search the full digital run of several core journals from the convenience of one interface.
  • MUSE is a member of CrossRef, a collaboration of publishers working together to facilitate linking.

Librarians’ Resources Web Page
Our “For Librarians” page lists tools, news, and teaching material to help you get the most out of your MUSE subscription.

  • Support for cataloging and management of your MUSE journals subscription include a tool to download titles lists with URL and coverage information.
  • An order form for MUSE promotional materials and a customizable press release template are some of the resources available to help you increase awareness of MUSE on campus.

User Education Resources
MUSE outreach librarians develop instructional guides and promotional materials to help you with your teaching and outreach needs.

  • Distribute our instructional guides in library classes or at the reference desk, or adapt them to your own guides and handouts.
  • Request FREE postcards and posters to help you with your outreach efforts.
  • Receive a welcome kit with samples and more information about these guides and materials when you order a subscription to MUSE.

What is Available
More than 380 full text titles from numerous scholarly publishers are available via Project MUSE. All of the journals in this catalog are currently online with the exception of ICSID Review, Annals of Mathematics, and Imagine. Please see the Project MUSE website for a complete list of the journals available:
Visit to try out the MUSE search features, to view tables of contents and abstracts of our articles, and preview free samples of full-text content.

For details on available journal collections and prices, visit our Subscriptions page at or contact us:

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