Project MUSE is a humanities and social sciences scholarly journal and ebook platform. Project MUSE includes journals and books from major academic publishers in the United States and many from around the world.
Project MUSE offers email alerts for users to learn more about new journals or titles being added to the database. In 2012, Project MUSE partnered with University Press eBook Consortium to offer scholarly ebooks. As of this writing, over ninety academic publishers make their ebook content available on Project MUSE.
While one needs institutional affiliation to access Project MUSE, some articles are available for rental through DeepDyve if there is a link to DeepDyve on the top of the article page.
Date range: 1995 to present
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher About page: http://muse.jhu.edu/about/index.html
Object type: Books, Journals
Location of original materials: Multiple
Exportable image: Yes
Facsimile image: Yes
Full text searchable: Yes
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Original sources: Multiple
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To cite online and electronic works, MLA style, see the guides at Research and Documentation Online, 5th edition, Diana Hacker.
Citing the digital
While digital resources are ubiquitous, comparatively few scholars cite them, preferring instead to cite the print version. Yet if digital sources are not cited, it is impossible for archives, university libraries, funders and other entities to know whether the collections are useful and should be expanded, or to make evidence-based arguments for future digitization of other materials. Jonathan Blaney of the Humanities Research Institute offers an egregious example of this, saying that 31 million page views of British History Online over a two-year period resulted in only 89 citations in Google Scholar and Scopus combined. Blaney asks scholars to embrace the principle—cite what you used.