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Project MUSE is an online database of more than 600 academic journals and 36,000 ebooks in the humanities and social sciences. The content in Project MUSE represents over 200 university presses and scholarly societies globally. For more details, see their website (and their list of Book publishers and Journals).

Project MUSE is offering 200 free accounts to all its published content to help write Wikipedia content related to a wide variety of topics. Wikipedia editors may apply for access to Project MUSE; their account will be valid for a period of one year.

Note that Project MUSE supports alumni access to both its book and journal content. Please check if alumni access applies to you. MUSE also supports a number of Shibboleth federations, including the U.S.


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<ref>{{cite journal |title=Bowling alone: America's declining social capital |author=Putnam, Robert |year=1995 |journal=Journal of Democracy |volume=6 |issue=1 |pages=65–78 |doi=10.1353/jod.1995.0002 |via=[[Project MUSE]]}}</ref>
  • Putnam, Robert (1995). "Bowling alone: America's declining social capital". Journal of Democracy. 6 (1): 65–78. doi:10.1353/jod.1995.0002 – via Project MUSE.

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