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Project Muse eBooks Purchase

Project MUSE has been a trusted provider of humanities and social science content for the scholarly community since 1995. The MUSE platform offers 100% complete, full-text, journal, book, and related content from over 200 not-for-profit publishers including many of the world's most distinguished university presses, scholarly societies, independent publishers, and academic departments. All content is fully integrated on the MUSE platform for searching and discovery, with the following features:

  • DRM-free
  • Unlimited access and unlimited simultaneous usage
  • Unlimited downloading and printing
  • Responsive mobile interface
  • Compliance with accessibility standards
  • Integration and linking with discovery services
  • Archiving and preservation of all digital content with Portico
  • Reliable 24/7 access
  • Authentication via IP, Shibboleth, referring URL, or secure proxy

Book Collections are available for purchase in a variety of options, including collections by subject or by area studies, as complete collections of all titles released on MUSE from a single publication year, archival backlist titles, and supplemental collections of titles added to the MUSE platform after their initial publication year. Purchase of a MUSE Book Collection conveys perpetual access rights and interlibrary loan permission for the included books.

Project MUSE is excited to announce a flexible and cost-effective new way to acquire scholarly books on the platform. Project MUSE Books Custom Collections offer ultimate choice – libraries may design a targeted collection by filtering our 70,000+ available titles on criteria such as subject, publisher, and publication date, or may more closely curate a collection by making individual title selections. Instantly gain resources to support a new program/major, easily add electronic access for existing print holdings, or quickly address course needs with a collection tailored to instructor requests.

Project MUSE offers open access (OA) books and journals from several distinguished university presses and scholarly societies. Through our open access hosting programs, we are able to offer publishers a platform for their OA content which ensures visibility, discoverability, and wide dissemination. These books and journals are freely available to libraries and users around the world.

A list of Project MUSE book collections and book publishers is available on the vendor's website.

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Last updated: January 4, 2021



Multi-Consortial Note: 

This license is made available through a national site license negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by The Alberta Library (TAL).