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How to Search Project Muse: Basic Searching

Introduction to Basic Searching

This page focuses on how to perform a basic search in Project MUSE, using "Camelot" as the example search term.

Sample Results List for "Camelot"

Here is the beginning of the results list for "Camelot" in Project MUSE. This is the end result of a basic  keyword search  in a single multi-disciplinary database--but what steps were followed to get them? A tutorial is provided on the right.




Reaching the Databases

Start at the Library Home Page. Choose the following words in order with the mouse:

  •  Books. E-books, Articles and More (second gray box on the left)
  • On the next page (screenshot below), click the link to Project MUSE)

Choosing Search Terms

On the search screen, type in words that are identified with the topic of interest in each box if needed. Click the yellow "Search" button. At this point, the search is not being narrowed in any way, so the results list may be large. 

Look at the first left-hand box on this page for a partial results list from this search.

Articles Only

The result search for "Camelot" was not limited by format in the basic search above. In order to narrow the results to just articles, click the box that says articles.

This is the primary limiter being used during research within this database. More ways to refine searches are discussed on the " Useful Limiters" sections of this guide.