Project Muse: Full-Text Journals Online

Full-Text Humanities, Soc Sci, and Math Journals Available Online

Access to the full text of over forty journals in the humanities, social sciences and mathematics is now available to University of Chicago faculty and students over the campus network. The University Library provides access to these journals--all published by the Johns Hopkins University Press--through a consortial licensing agreement with the Illinois Cooperative Collection Management Program, and is accessible via LibInfo, the Library's web server, under Electronic Journals, or directly at www.press.jhu.edu/muse.html>www.press.jhu.edu/muse.html. The journals are made available through Project Muse, which was launched in 1995 with grants from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is supported by the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and the press at Johns Hopkins University.

Journals available electronically through Project Muse include the American Journal of Philology, Eighteenth Century Studies, the Journal of the History of Ideas, Modern Fiction Studies, World Politics, and the Yale Journal of Criticism. Although most of the journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press are also available in print in the University of Chicago Library, online access allows far greater availability, more powerful searching, and allows browsing of the table of contents of individual issues. Online issues are also available earlier than are the print issues. A few titles for which the Library does not have print subscriptions, including Configurations, Imagine, Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology, and Theatre Topics, are now available only electronically. In addition to providing online access to print journals, Project Muse also includes two journals, Postmodern Culture andTheory & Event, that are only available in electronic format. Titles to be added in 1998 include the Emily Dickinson Journal and the Journal of Asian American Studies. Currently, most of the backfiles available online date back to 1995. Backfiles of earlier issues may be added in the future.

Project Muse uses PLWeb Turbo, full-text retrieval software that allows searching of either a single journal, all journals or selected titles by full text, author, or title and to restrict by date of publication. PLWeb Turbo also ranks and displays articles in order of relevancy to the search terms entered. Detailed information about using PLWeb Turbo is available online www.press.jhu.edu:80/plweb/info/help/oltoc.html>www.press.jhu.edu:80/plweb/info/help/oltoc.html. A What's New feature highlights the latest issues that have been added to the database, as well as search enhancements to highlights of upcoming journal issues.

Project Muse is available on the campus network and on networked computers in the Library. Faculty, staff, and students have unlimited access to Project Muse journals using any World Wide Web browser, and may print, download, or store electronically articles for personal use, for reserve, or for classroom distribution. The only restrictions are that material may not be used for commercial purposes or distributed outside the campus without permission from Johns Hopkins University Press.

For more information, contact Sandy Roscoe, Reference Librarian, at sjr2@midway.uchicago.edu or 702-4482.

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