Project MUSE was launched in 1995 by the Johns Hopkins University Press, in collaboration with the Milton S. Eisenhower Library at Johns Hopkins University, to offer the online full-text version of J.H. Univ. Press scholarly journals. Currently, Project MUSE® offers nearly 250 journal titles from 40 scholarly publishers, covering the fields of literature and criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, education, political science, gender studies, economics and others. Project MUSE is therefore focused on scholarly electronic journals in the humanities and social sciences. To fully access the Muse database, a subscription is needed but it is available only to institutions, which can also have a free trial up to 60 days. Subscribers access the full-text versions in html or pdf format of all included journals from their first online issue. Project MUSE also allows ample free info retrieval for individuals and simple visitors. Non-members can retrieve all articles up to the abstract level in the Muse database. Brief annotations on authors and articles are also available as well as links to other web gateways and research databases. Project MUSE has also developed a reciprocal linking project with JSTOR, with links to back issues from a growing selection of 25 journal titles available in both resources.