Project MUSE

Product Highlights

Project MUSE® is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing full-text current and archival articles from over 500 scholarly journals from major university presses covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, educaiton, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more.

The Project MUSE complete collection offers a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities, arts and social sciences 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. MUSE is also the sole source of complete, full-text versions of titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

The following collections are available for 2015:

  • Premium Collection
  • Standard Collection
  • Basic Research Collection
  • Basic College Collection
  • Humanities Collection
  • Social Sciences Collection

Trials

A Project MUSE trial may be run at any time. Please visit the Project MUSE website and complete the trial order form if you would like to run a trial.

Minitex Pricing

Please direct all pricing questions to Minitex.

All libraries subscribing through Minitex are eligible for a 10% discount off Project MUSE list prices.

Members of participating consortia or library networks may choose from six Project MUSE online journal packages offered for the 2015 calendar year subscription term:

  • Premium Collection
  • Standard Collection
  • Basic Research Collection
  • Basic College Collection
  • Humanities Collection
  • Social Sciences Collection

You can use the Collection Comparison Charts to see which journals are included in each of the six collections, or to compare collections when making a subscription decision. You can also create a customized list of the journals in Project MUSE by Collection including data such as URL, electronic and print ISSN, date coverage, and publisher information.

Pricing levels for U.S. academic libraries are divided into five pricing "tiers" based on type of institution as defined by the Carnegie Classification and four "quartiles" based on usage. Usage is defined by the number of full-text downloads per institution during a calendar year, and quartiles are determined by comparing usage levels among institutions in the same tier. The usage quartiles will be recalculated annually.

Project MUSE has elected to keep all subscribers in their current "tier/quartile" placement for 2015 in anticipation of the implementation of their new price model in 2016 that will integrate the newer Carnegie Classification system and eliminate usage quartiling. All new customers are considered to be in "Quartile 1" for 2015.

License Agreements (Terms & Conditions)

Information on the Project MUSE Institutional Subscriber Licensing Agreement can be found here:

Any questions about the license, including requests for changes, should be directed to muse@press.jhu.edu.

How to Order or Renew

Please note the following:

  • The Minitex group subscription period is from January 1 to December 31. Your library may subscribe at any time with a prorated price to conclude on December 31, at which time you will join in the group subscription period if you wish to renew.
  • All subscribers, new or renewing, must fully complete the below linked order form.
  • After placing an order, you will be automatically subscribed to a Minitex listserv for this product in order to receive product news, updates and renewal information.

Order Forms

Order forms must be received by Minitex no later than October 10, 2014 for the January 1, 2015 start date.

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