Database of the Month: Project MUSE

This month we feature Project MUSE as our Database of the Month:

 Image of Project MUSE header

Project MUSE provides scholarly journal and book content in the humanities and social sciences. Students, faculty, and staff conducting research in political science, literature, history, education, religion, cultural studies, gender studies, philosophy, science, mathematics, and more will find that Project MUSE can provide valuable content. Over 120 publishers provide content in Project MUSE including university presses and scholarly societies.

Users have the opportunity to browse by subject area, search in the full text content, or search by author, title, or publisher. Additional limiters can help users filter results further by content types, research areas, languages, and publication dates.

Search Tip: Project MUSE provides clear indictors in the results list that will let you know the access level of a particular listing. However, you can select to only search the content that Bentley University has full access to within Project MUSE.

Project MUSE Access Indicator Symbols

Project MUSE Access Limiter

Full text is available in HTML and PDF formats.

Project MUSE Results List Example

Citation management options include emailing individual links or using Project MUSE’s suggested citations which provides examples in MLA, APA, Chicago, and Endnote formats. There is also the option to save citations to a folder during a search session. Citations in the folder can be exported to RefWorks or EndNote citation managers, saved as a .txt file, printed, or emailed. If you use the folder option, please note that it will expire once your search session ends or you close your browser.

Project Muse Citation Management Options

Search Tip: Always double check any citation you retrieve from a database for accuracy. Consult our Citing Sources guide for resources to help.

For assistance in using Project MUSE, contact the Bentley Library reference desk or check out the video tutorials or user guides provided by Project MUSE.


Database of the Month provides a very brief introduction to a useful website or Library database, highlighting key features you should know about. If you would like more information about this resource (or any of the library’s databases), please contact us for research assistance. If you would like a demonstration of this resource for a class, please schedule a research instruction class using the instruction request form.

Storm Closing: Tuesday, March 13

Due to the inclement weather, Bentley University and the Bentley Library will be closed Tuesday, March 13.  Weather permitting, the library will reopen on Wednesday, March 14, at 7:30 a.m.

For official updates about the status of the university, check the Bentley University website or call the Bentley University Storm Emergency line at 781.891.2020. We also encourage you to follow the library’s updates on Twitter and Facebook.

Don’t forget that even when the library’s doors are closed, our research databases, eBook collections and streaming films databases are always accessible from both on and off campus.

Art Gallery Exhibit - Leading & Learning: A Century of Women at Bentley

archival photo of women in the classroom
Now on display in the RSM Gallery is “Leading & Learning: A Century of Women at Bentley.” This exhibit, curated by the Bentley University Archives, explores over one hundred years of women’s achievements at our institution. It is on view in the library from 3/14/2018 – 4/22/2018.

Please also join us for an exhibit reception on Wednesday, March 21st from 2:00-3:30 p.m. Enjoy snacks and refreshments, make a commemorative button, and discuss women’s history at Bentley.  No RSVP needed, drop in as you are able.

About the Exhibit

In 1918, women were first offered admission to Bentley as a response to the large number of college-aged men drafted to fight in WWI. After the war ended Bentley again became a single-sex institution, although many women were still working diligently in Bentley’s administration. Prompted by another war, admission of women resumed in 1942. Since then, women have been learning, working and teaching at Bentley and have made an immeasurable impact on our campus.

This exhibit presents a chronological narrative of some of the activities and achievements of women over the course of Bentley’s history. As you view the exhibit either in person or online, we encourage you to think critically about the context in which these events occurred. What opportunities did women of various backgrounds have in our country over the last century? How was this the same or different at Bentley?

We hope this exhibit will be the beginning of a campus-wide conversation about historical narratives and recorded memory. Traditionally, the accomplishments and opinions of women and members of other underrepresented groups have often gone unrecorded. It is partly because of this fact that any exhibit discussing women at Bentley cannot be all-encompassing. We have done our best to provide a broad overview of women’s progress at Bentley, but we acknowledge many archival silences as well.

To help us create a richer picture of Bentley history – and to ensure that records from our current time are similarly robust – please consider donating photographs, documents, and items of memorabilia to the Bentley Archives. Tell us about your unique experiences in the Bentley community, and suggest ideas for other groups whose histories you would like to explore further.

If you have comments, questions, or suggestions please email Jaimie Fritz, University Archivist, at

To view the online version of this exhibit and additional multimedia content, please visit

Introducing Free Access to The Wall Street Journal Online,

Here’s the news you’ve all been waiting for…

Introducing Free Online Access to!

WSJ online


We are excited to announce that current Bentley University students, faculty, and staff now have full online access to the Wall Street Journal website and WSJ mobile apps. The library’s new subscription to supplements our existing database coverage of The Wall Street Journal and The Wall Street Journal Historical Collection. 

New Users Activate Your Account:

  1. While connected to the Bentley network (on-campus) visit the website.  An activation banner will appear at the top of the page, as shown below. If you don’t see the banner, go directly to Bentley’s account activation page. You must be on-campus to create your account, but once it has been activated you can access from any location.
  2. Complete the Create Account form. You must register with your Bentley University email address. You will see a confirmation screen if you have registered successfully. A confirmation email will also be sent to you.

Wall Street Journal activation screen

Returning Users:

Once you have activated your account, login to  from any location.

Mobile Apps:

Visit to download your free WSJ apps.

More Information & Help:

More information about creating an account and accessing the library’s subscription is available at

If you have additional questions please contact the Reference Desk.  Stop by, call 781.891.2300, or email

New on the Shelf: Books, DVDs & Audiobooks Acquired in February

Check out the new books, DVDs, and audiobooks that hit the shelves last month. Go to the New Books & DVDs page to browse the new arrivals by subject or format. When you see something you want, click the “Request” button to place a hold on it.

Interested in downloading or streaming ebooks and digital audiobooks? You can use the OverDrive app to download books to your computer or mobile device, or read/listen to books online in your browser via the library’s OverDrive site.  For help using OverDrive, view their Getting Started page or visit the Reference Desk for personal assistance.

“The Year We Thought About Love” – Film Screening and Q&A

The Bentley Library, Equity Center, Residential Center, Multicultural Center, and Student Programs & Engagement are excited to present a screening of the documentary film The Year We Thought About Love on Monday, March 12, at 7:00 p.m. in the Wilder Pavilion. The screening will be followed by Q&A with filmmaker Ellen Brodsky and members of the LGBTQ youth theater group, True Colors.

The Year We Thought About Love documents the journey of an amazing group of young people from Boston as they develop, write, and perform a unique play based on their own experiences. The camera follows them in and out of rehearsals, homes, and classrooms to capture their exploration of love in all its forms: romantic, familial, and religious. The lives of several troupe members are highlighted to bring to the forefront the challenges and joys of LGBTQ adolescents. More about the film and its subjects can be found at their website.

The Year We Thought About Love
film screening and Q&A with filmmaker Ellen Brodsky and members of True Colors, Boston-based LGBTQ youth theater group and oldest queer youth theater troupe in the U.S.
Monday, March 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Wilder Pavilion

Spring Break Hours: Saturday 3/3 – Sunday 3/11

After last week’s taste of summer weather, who isn’t ready for spring break?! Although students don’t have classes, the library will remain open during the break with some modifications to our normal hours. Stop in for a quiet place to relax, to borrow books and movies, or to pick up a museum pass (there are still plenty of passes available for next week – reserve them online now).

Saturday 3/3 and Sunday 3/4:

Monday 3/5 – Thursday 3/8:
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Friday 3/9:
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday 3/10:

Sunday 3/11:
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Please note that the Deloitte Cafe (Einstein’s) is closed throughout Spring Break. For more information about library, café or help desk hours, please view the online hours calendar.