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Project MUSE: Introduction

Welcome!

Project MUSE is an online database with more than 550 peer-reviewed academic journals and 20,000 electronic books, serving 200 university presses and scholarly societies worldwide. Project MUSE provides access to digital humanities and social science content including the arts, literature, history, education, political science, philosophy, religion, technology, and ethnic and gender studies. Project MUSE is an integrated search and discovery database with no content embargos.

The link below is an overview of Project MUSE's key features and functionalities..

Project MUSE Main Subject Areas

 

Area and Ethnic Studies

Art and Architecture

Creative Writing

Education

Film, Theater and Performing Arts

History

Language and Linguistics

Library Science

Literature

Medicine and Health

Music

Philosophy

Religion

Science, Technology and Mathematics

Social Sciences

Studies by  Time Period

Women's Studies, Gender and Sexuality

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Library Primer for Beginners

General Searching Tips

Boolean operators allows you to combine your search terms so you can target your search at more specific areas.

You combine your search terms using the following special keywords called Boolean operators:

  • AND
  • OR
  • NOT

The AND operator retrieves all works that contain the search terms it separates. However, this type of search normally retrieves fewer results than if you searched for one of the terms on its own.

Note: to search for  the word "and' in a phrase, such as "love and hate", type the phrase into the search box and enclose it in double quotes, for example, "love and hate".

The OR operator retrieves all works that contain any or all of the search terms it separates. This type of search retrieves more results than if you searched for one of the terms on its own.

Note: to search for the word "or" in a phrase, such as "love or hate", type the phrase into the search box and enclose it in double quotes, for example, "love or hate".

The NOT operator retrieves all works that contain the first search term but not the second.

Note: to search for the word "not" in a phrase, such as "love not hate", type the phrase into the search box and enclose it in double quotes, for example, "love not hate".

 

Truncation and wildcard operators allows you to list documents containing variations on a search term by using the * (asterisk).             

The * operator can represent zero or more terminal characters in a search term.         

To perform a truncation search, enter the first few letters (or stem) of your search term followed by the truncation operator.

To perform a phrase search, you can only use the truncation operator in the final word in the phrase.

Example: creat*  will retrieve entries for all documents containing the words: creature, creation, create, creating, creator, etc., while how diamonds are creat* would be an example of a phrase search.

You can also use the ? wildcard to replace any character in a given search term, regardless of position.

Example: wom?n will retrieve matches for all documents containing the words woman or women.

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