Diligent researchers at Washington and Lee (and elsewhere) may be familiar with Project Muse as a database of scholarly journal articles, mostly in the humanities, arts, and social sciences.
Now W&L is taking advantage of another Project Muse option: e-books.
Project Muse offers PFD-based versions of thousands of books from university presses and other respected publishers. The W&L University Library has begun selecting individual Project Muse e-books on a title-by-title basis, always keeping in mind a number of factors, including our curriculum and user population, the nature of the individual work, and the increasing need to conserve physical space in our buildings. All items are listed in Annie, the W&L library catalog.
Here are a few of these recent acquisitions:
- America’s Poor and the Great Recession
- The Arab Revolts: Dispatches on Militant Democracy in the Middle East
- The Rise of Women: The Growing Gender Gap in Education and What It Means for American Schools
And here is a complete list of the Project Muse e-books to which we have access.
As always, we are interested in your comments and questions. Please contact Senior Reference Librarian Dick Grefe.