On January 1, 2012, Project Muse will be switching to a new platform. According to the organization, highlights include:
- Powerful new hierarchical subject structure, allowing users to drill down to the most relevant content and encouraging discovery.
- Faceted searching, with options to filter search results by subject area, author, and language.
- Enhanced browsing by subject area, title, or publisher, across books and journals or filtered by content type.
- Search box on each page of the site, with predictive search terms.
- New access icons to help users clearly identify content to which they have paid access through their institution, free sample content, and open access content.
- Discovery and research tools at both the book and journal article level, including More by This Author and Related Content links, citation downloading/exporting, and social sharing.
- "Search Inside..." feature for both books and journals.
- DOIs at title and chapter level for books, article level for journals.
You can take the new platform for a test drive by visiting their beta site.
For more information see "Project MUSE News: New Platform Launching January 1, 2012."