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Project MUSE is a leading provider of digital humanities and social science content for the scholarly community. Since 1995 the MUSE journal collections have supported a wide array of research needs at academic, public, special, and school libraries worldwide. MUSE is the trusted source of complete, full-text versions of scholarly journals from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies, with over 120 publishers currently participating. UPCC Book Collections on Project MUSE, launched in January 2012, offer top quality book-length scholarship, fully integrated with MUSE's scholarly journal content.

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Basic College Collection

The Basic College Collection is the smallest interdisciplinary subset of the Premium Collection and is designed for four and two year colleges acquiring selectively in the humanities and social sciences. This collection grows modestly in size and price from year to year. Titles added to this collection are chosen based on a number of criteria, including the journal's presence in appropriate high quality indexes, inclusion in archival collections, and current usage in MUSE.

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Basic Research Collection

The Basic Research Collection is a more limited subset of the Premium Collection than the Standard Collection. It is an interdisciplinary collection designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities and social sciences. The Basic Research Collection is a fundamental collection of interdisciplinary journals that grows modestly in size and price from year to year.

Titles added to this collection are chosen based on a number of criteria, including the journal's presence in appropriate high quality indexes, inclusion in archival collections, and current usage in MUSE. The controlled number of journals, modest growth and modest price increases make the Basic Research Collection an appropriate collection for institutions with limited budgets.

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Film, Theater, and Performing Arts

Includes film and media studies, theater and performance studies, and select music studies titles.  (For works on contemporary popular music, see Global Cultural Studies.)

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Humanities Collection

The Humanities Collection is a subset of the Premium Collection. It is a collection of high quality, peer reviewed journals designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities. This collection provides a highly relevant set of research journals for art schools, museums, performing arts organizations, film schools, and related institutions. Of the new titles added to MUSE each year, the best of those with a clear humanities focus are added to the Humanities Collection.

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Literature Collection

Includes literary criticism and literary theory, biographies of authors, and fiction/poetry from before 1950. 

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Political Science and Policy Studies

Includes political science, law, economics, and policy-oriented works in other fields, such as criminology, education, and health.

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Premium Collection

The Premium Collection is MUSE's foremost collection of high quality, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journals from leading university presses, not-for-profit publishers and prestigious scholarly societies. All journals available on the MUSE platform are included in a subscription to the Premium Collection. The Premium Collection is designed for institutions acquiring comprehensively in the humanities and social sciences. This collection offers internationally respected scholarly journals that support the collection development and research needs of major research institutions. The Premium Collection will grow annually and the corresponding annual price will be a reflection of the number and nature of new titles added. All new titles added each year to MUSE become part of the Premium Collection, making it the most comprehensive collection offered by MUSE.

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Social Sciences Collection

The Social Sciences Collection is a subset of the Premium Collection. It is a collection of high quality, peer reviewed journals designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the social sciences. Building on MUSE's strengths in international relations and in aspects of political science and economics, this collection is designed to meet the needs of special libraries such as thinktanks, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, research institutes, and related organizations. Of the new titles added to MUSE each year, the best of those with a clear social science focus are added to the Social Sciences Collection.

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Standard Collection

The Standard Collection is a subset of the Premium Collection. It is an interdisciplinary collection of high quality, peer reviewed journals designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities and social sciences. This collection offers institutions the interdisciplinary content consistent with their collection development needs yet ensures controlled annual growth. New titles may be added selectively each year to the Standard Collection in order to maintain conservative growth from year to year. The Standard Collection is a relatively stable collection of journals offering controlled growth that is reflected in modest annual price increases.

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