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How do I search Project MUSE?

Learn how to search Project Muse

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Betty Sue Jessup Library

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Charlottesville, VA 22902

Search Project MUSE

Step 1:

Access Project MUSE. (If you're off-campus, you will be prompted to login with your myPVCC username and password). 

Step 2:

In the search box, type in your search terms.  Click the Search icon.

search box


Step 3:

Make sure the box that says "Only content I have full access to" is checked.

check box for only content I have access to


Step 4:

Review your results.  Click the title to read the full text of the article.  Click the "Download" link to download a copy of the article.



  • Are your results overwhelming?  Switch the drop-down menu from "Content" to "Title" and click the search icon.  This will search for your words in the title of the article.  Only put the title of the work, author's name, historical event, or historical person in this field.  It must be very specific and unique to narrow your search.  

    red box around title in drop down menu