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These Project MUSE Journal Collections are available to Special Libraries:

Premium Collection

The Premium Collection is MUSE's foremost collection of high quality, peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journals and is designed for institutions acquiring comprehensively in the humanities and social sciences. It offers internationally respected scholarly journals that support the collection development and research needs of major research institutions. All new collection titles added each year to MUSE become part of the Premium Collection, making it the most comprehensive collection offered by MUSE, and the corresponding annual price increase will reflect the number and nature of new titles added.

Standard Collection

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

Basic Research Collection

The Basic Research Collection is an interdisciplinary collection designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities and social sciences. It offers a fundamental collection of interdisciplinary journals, with titles added to this collection 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. It is a more limited subset of the Premium Collection, and the controlled number of journals, conservative growth and modest annual price increases make it an appropriate collection for institutions with limited budgets.

Basic College Collection

The Basic College Collection is designed for four and two year colleges acquiring selectively in the humanities and social sciences. 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. It is the smallest interdisciplinary subset of the Premium Collection and grows modestly in size and price from year to year.

Humanities Collection

The Humanities Collection is designed for institutions acquiring extensively in the humanities. It provides a highly relevant set of peer-reviewed 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 this collection. It is a subset of the Premium Collection. A very small number of interdisciplinary journals are included in both the Humanities Collection and the Social Sciences Collection.

Social Sciences Collection

The Social Sciences Collection is a 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 this collection. It is a subset of the Premium Collection. A very small number of interdisciplinary journals are included in both the Humanities Collection and the Social Sciences Collection.

Arts Collection

This collection includes Art, Music, Film, Theater, and Performing Arts. Journals related to performance aspects of literary figures (i.e. Shakespeare).

Asian Studies Collection

This collection includes journals related to Asia and the Pacific, including the diaspora.

History Collection

This collection includes all aspects of history, including history of science and technology.

Literature Core Collection

This collection is a core grouping of MUSE literature titles plus general literature titles. Drama that is treated as literature and not performance is included.

Literature Expanded Collection

This collection offers a more in-depth collection of MUSE literature titles, including single-author journals and journals focused on a region, language or time period.

Philosophy & Religion Collection

This collection includes philosophy and religion with some history content as it applies to religious organizations.