Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Project Muse Expansion

Update from Project Muse:

MUSE Launches New Platform and Adds Book Content

On January 1 MUSE launched its new integrated books and journals platform. The new platform combines nearly 14,000 book titles with content from the 500+ journals in MUSE. The new site offers users the flexibility to search just the book and journal content to which their institution subscribes or to expand their search to all content in MUSE. New hierarchical subject categories can help broaden or narrow a search to the most relevant content.

Try a search with the new post-search filtering. Use the search facets and the Modify Search (Boolean structure) boxes to limit results. All the power of the previous MUSE search function is present in the new search & facets functionality. We welcome your feedback on the new site - look for the orange Feedback button on the top right corner of the pages and let us know your thoughts.

When to Browse; When to Search

The new MUSE interface includes an expanded Browse and an enhanced Search process. There are key differences in the content displayed in each.

Browse is designed to allow everyone to peruse all book and journal titles and tables of contents in MUSE for content that is of interest. Access to full text, however, is dependent upon whether your institution subscribes to specific book or journal content. Access icons indicate which full text is available to the individual.
A search box on every page initiates a search of whichever content the user wants to search: books only, journals only, or books and journals simultaneously. The search results default to only content to which your institution subscribes. Facets (or limiters) on the results page help to refine results. The Modify Search box on the results page also allows you to refine results by constructing a boolean search.
If a user desires to see all MUSE results relevant to the search, they can select the option to show all content, meaning that search results will include content to which their institution does not have full text access and will be noted as such by an icon.

MUSE extends a hearty welcome to the over 70 institutions, North American and international, that have purchased one or more of the UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE. Thank you for your support.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012