The School of Humanities and Social Science and the Library have teamed up to add a spectacular new resource – the Humanities Collection of Project MUSE. Project MUSE is one of the major vendors for digitized, peer-reviewed full text humanities and social science content, with a special focus on material created by university presses and scholarly societies (over 120 publishers are represented). In all, you now have access to hundreds of thousands of articles and ebooks, in topic areas including Creative Writing, Education, History, Language and Linguistics, Literature, Social Sciences, and Women’s Studies, Gender, and Sexuality. And all content is stable – once it goes online in MUSE, it stays online, permanently.
If you’ve done research with any of our other databases, using Project MUSE will be a breeze for you. You can use simple or advanced searching, depending on how complex your topic is. Syntax is the same as it is for other major databases like ProQuest Literature and Language and MLA International Bibliography – you can use Boolean operators (AND, OR and NOT) between your search words; quote marks for exact phrases and wildcards for variants of words; and you can specify where those words should appear, such as in the title or the name of the author. Refine these results with date ranges, type of material, and more on the left. And many of the other features of our existing databases are here, too. Permanent links to all documents and even to searches you’ve ran can be saved and posted in OnCourse or emailed to yourself or to others. And unlike many other databases, you don’t have to do anything to generate the permalink. Just copy and paste the link as it appears on your screen in the URL bar.
Content includes a wealth of new full text journals, for all facets of the humanities. You can bolster your papers of professional research with publications like Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies, Diaspora: A Journal of Transnational Studies, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Scandinavian Studies, Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, and Women, Gender, and Families of Color. You can browse the full list of titles in the Humanities Collection here.
Any questions about this great new tool? Ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org!