In response to the challenges created by the global public health crisis of COVID-19, Project MUSE is pleased to support its participating publishers in making scholarly content temporarily available for free on its platform. Project MUSE contains vetted research in the humanities and social sciences, from a variety of distinguished university presses, societies, and related not-for-profit publishers.
Among the publishers currently opting to make content free on Project MUSE are Johns Hopkins University Press (all books and journals), Ohio State University Press (all books and journals), University of Nebraska Press (all books and journals), University of North Carolina Press (all books), Temple University Press (all books), and Vanderbilt University Press (selected books). The list of publishers offering free access to content is available here.
Content that is freely available on the Project MUSE platform during the COVID-19 crisis will display a distinctive “Free” icon, different from the “OA” icon used for fully open access content on MUSE. MUSE search results, by default, include any content to which a user has access, so will offer the researcher any relevant free or OA articles and books. There are over 2,000 open access books and a small number of fully OA journals
on the MUSE platform.
Over 20,000 free eBook titles from Project MUSE are also searchable on the Library Catalogue at https://books.dbs.ie