Project Muse Help Guide


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Project Muse Help Guide

  1. 1. Results What do the icons mean? You can limit your results by selecting  Next to the journal or book titles, there various options in the boxes on the right. are colored circles. U. Grant Miller You can limit by content type, access,  These circles indicate the level of access Library research area, author, and language. you have through Project Muse as a W&J Just click on a box and the database will student. automatically refresh your results to reflect your selection. Help Guide  If the article you want is restricted, click on the [Find using OpenURL] link. Project Muse Project Muse is a liberal arts database of indexed and peer-reviewed journals in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Project  This will open a W&J library page that will Muse provides access to show whether or not we have the article 340 full-text journals from in another database.  If we do have it, you can click on the 1995 to present. article or journal link to go directly to the article or journal in another database.  If we don’t have it, you can use Interlibrary Loan to request it from another library.  From the library’s website, go to User Washington & Jefferson College Services > Interlibrary Loan > article request form.
  2. 2. How to Use Project Muse  In the Publishers tab, click on a publisher’s  To search, type your keywords or search name to see a list of books or journals from terms into the field at the top of the page. There are both browse features and search that publisher stored in Project Muse.  You can choose to search within both features to navigate through this database. books and journals, just books, or just You can browse by Research Areas, Titles, journals. Publishers, Books, and Journals. Use the browse features to find a research topic for a paper or to narrow your topic down. Click on the orange “BROWSE” button at the top of the page.  The search field opens a drop-down with suggestions of topics based on your search terms.  In the Books tab, you can see an  This Google-style auto generator can help alphabetical list of all books in the you find other keywords or might spark database. new ideas for your research. In the Research Areas tab, click on a broad topic to view articles on that subject. Results  In the Journals tab, you can see an  After clicking the search button, you will alphabetical list of all journals in the see a list of items relevant to your search database.  In the Titles tab, you can browse books terms. and journals alphabetically by title by  Each result shows the title, author, clicking on a letter in the blue bar. publication information, and links to the full text in HTML or PDF form if available.  Clicking on the title in the results opens the HTML format of the article.