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Project MUSE® is a unique collaboration between libraries and publishers providing full-text current and archival articles from over 675 scholarly journals from 125 publishers covering literature and criticism, history, performing arts, cultural studies, education, philosophy, political science, gender studies, and more.

The Project MUSE complete collection offers a comprehensive selection of prestigious humanities, arts, and social sciences journals to support a core liberal arts curriculum at any academic institution. Every journal is heavily indexed and peer-reviewed, with critically acclaimed articles by the most respected scholars in their fields. MUSE is also the sole source of complete, full-text versions of titles from many of the world's leading university presses and scholarly societies.

The following collections are available for 2020:

  • Premium Collection
  • Standard Collection
  • Basic Research Collection
  • Basic College Collection
  • Humanities Collection
  • Social Sciences Collection


A Project MUSE trial may be run at any time. Please visit the Project MUSE website and complete the trial order form if you would like to run a trial. Please note that you have to create an account if you do not already have one to access the trial request.

Minitex Pricing

Please direct all pricing questions to Minitex.

All libraries subscribing through Minitex are eligible for a 10% discount off Project MUSE list prices.

Members of participating consortia or library networks may choose from six Project MUSE online journal packages offered for the 2020 calendar year subscription term:

  • Premium Collection
  • Standard Collection
  • Basic Research Collection
  • Basic College Collection
  • Humanities Collection
  • Social Sciences Collection

You can use the Collection Comparison chart to see which journals are included in each of the six collections, or to compare collections when making a subscription decision. You can also create a customized list of the journals in Project MUSE by Collection including data such as URL, electronic and print ISSN, date coverage, and publisher information.

Pricing levels for U.S. academic libraries are divided into five pricing "tiers" based on type of institution as defined by the Carnegie Classification and four "quartiles" based on usage. Usage is defined by the number of full-text downloads per institution during a calendar year, and quartiles are determined by comparing usage levels among institutions in the same tier. The usage quartiles will be recalculated annually.

Project MUSE has elected to keep all subscribers in their current "tier/quartile" placement for 2020 in anticipation of the implementation of their new price model that will integrate the newer Carnegie Classification system and eliminate usage quartiling. All new customers are considered to be in "Quartile 1" for 2020.

License Agreements (Terms & Conditions)

Information on the Project MUSE Institutional Subscriber Licensing Agreement can be found here:

Any questions about the license, including requests for changes, should be directed to

How to Order or Renew

The Project MUSE subscription period runs January 1 through December 31. Your library may subscribe at any time with a pro-rated price to conclude on December 31, at which time you will join the group subscription period if you wish to renew. Please contact Minitex for a price quote on a new subscription. Minitex will send out renewal pricing to all current group members in early fall.


A Project MUSE library dashboard account is required to access your institution's usage statistics. You can create an account here if you do not have one.

Contact Information

Minitex Contact

Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS)
Wilson Library, Room 60
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Toll Free: 800-462-5348
Phone: 612-624-4002
Fax: 612-625-3569

Project MUSE
Phone: 410-516-6989