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Project MUSE Guide


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Introduction

Project MUSE contains over 250 full-text journals from 40 scholarly publishers. Project MUSE covers the the humanities and social sciences, history, the visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, literature and criticism, political science, gender studies, economics, and others.. The Project MUSE features more than 200 peer-reviewed journals, many with PDF article files that require the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the articles.

Project MUSE is available to current UT Arlington faculty & students at this webaddress:

eresource.uta.edu/cgi-bin/ej-muse.cgi

Searching

Use quotation marks ("") to search for phrases (words together in exact order). The truncation symbol in Project MUSE is an asterisk (*), and when this symbol is put at the end of a word, the database will be searched for all of the possible endings--suffixes--for that word. For example, the command "terror*" will have the computer search engine look for all possible endings of this word. It should find, "terrorist," "terrorists," and "terrorism."

Two Boolean operators that are important in finding information are AND and OR. The AND is used to connect two different concepts and the OR is used between concepts that are synonymous. It is critical to put parentheses around a search expression that contains an OR. Here is an example:

(JUVEN* OR DELINQ* OR RUNAWAY*) AND (POLICY OR POLICIES)

The first part of this statement will find material about the juveniles, delinquency, and runaways. The second part will look for the words "policy" or "policies". The AND then links the first set with the second. This should be an effective way to look for policy or policies dealing with youthful offenders.


John Dillard, Social Sciences Librarian
dillard@uta.edu


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