May 16, 2022

New Resource: What are the Most Frequently Downloaded Articles and Ebooks on Project Muse?

A new resource for those who are interested to learn what others are reading.

On Project Muse Commons, Liz Brown introduces a new feature that allows users (you do not have to be a Muse subscriber) to review current and past “hot articles” (aka most frequently downloaded) from the Project Muse database.

Several different views of the data are available including:

  • Previous “hot” items (data by month back to February 2014)

Anderson also points out:

You can also filter the display even further by journal and publisher. And, remember how we recommended going “below the fold” on the MUSE homepage to see a mapping of the subjects covered by MUSE with the most recently released content? Filter the Frequently Downloaded Content page by Research Area to get yet another effective mapping of what MUSE has to offer: the most-used content in each MUSE discipline.

Access to the content itself (articles and books is only available to Muse subscribers. However, the lists are available to all. You do not need to register.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.