Stonehill College’s MacPháidín Library provides a variety of resources to assist students and faculty with various projects, papers, and general interests. As the month of October is well under way, the pressure of student lead presentation, papers, and theses begins. Thankfully, MacPháidín Library subscribes to many electronic resources which can be found here: http://libguides.stonehill.edu/content.php?pid=239671). But there is one database that you should use for all of your projects and papers this year. This electronic resource is Project MUSE.
Project MUSE was founded as a non-profit collaboration between libraries and publishers. MUSE provides a wide range of journals, articles, and chapters in the humanities and social sciences. Since the launch of Project MUSE in 1995, it has proved to be a leading provider for electronic journal collections to the academic needs of scholars worldwide. As stated on its website, MUSE’s mission is to “excel in the broad dissemination of high-quality scholarly content. Through innovation and collaborative development, Project MUSE anticipates the needs of and delivers essential resources to all members of the scholarly community.” MacPháidín Library has subscribed to Project MUSE because it does just that. This electronic resource holds an infinite amount of reputable material with a user-friendly platform for research and discovery.
MUSE currently includes 290,786 articles and 574,866 chapters by 205 publishers. The database includes complete, full-text scholarly journals from leading publishers. Furthermore, as of January 2012, MUSE launched UPCC Book Collections which offer book-length scholarship to all of its users. Project MUSE explores topics from Ethnic Studies and Creative Writing to Science, Technology, and Mathematics. The content you find on MUSE is peer-reviewed and written by prestigious authors and scholars. Also, once articles are uploaded in MUSE, it stays online permanently. Students or faculty from any major can benefit from this electronic database.
Project MUSE is also extremely user friendly for your research needs. You can search books and journals in one place at the same time. It also provides social networking options for sharing your findings with other students and colleagues. Project MUSE is a great resource to access no matter what your field of interest. Check it out right here http://0-muse.jhu.edu.library.stonehill.edu/
If you’d like more information and a hands-on demonstration of this resource, don’t forget the Info Café! You can view the full Info Café schedule here. Sessions on Project Muse are being offered at 6pm every-other Thursday. If this time and day does not work for you, email the Reference Librarians at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 508.565.1203 and they’ll be happy to arrange another time for you.
By Kasey Berardi