MasterFILE Premier

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A Digital Collection of Full-Text Magazines for Public Libraries

Designed specifically for public libraries, this database provides full text for magazines, reference books and primary source documents. It also includes an extensive image collection containing photos, maps and flags.

Covering a Vast Array of General Reference Subject Areas

MasterFILE Premier contains full text for general reference magazines and publications that cover a wide-range of subject areas including business, health, education, general science and multicultural issues.

PDF backfiles are available as far back as 1922 for key publications including American Libraries, Foreign Affairs, History Today, Library Journal, National Review, Saturday Evening Post and more. In addition, Science News is available in HTML back to 1975.

An Easy-to-Use Interface with Powerful Search Functionality

Library patrons can easily search and retrieve content contained in MasterFILE Premier via EBSCOhost  which provides users with an intuitive interface that allows basic and advanced search options. Users can conduct a basic search by typing in a keyword in the single search box, or they can conduct a more advanced search using limiters and other options.


The page layout on each of the search options is straightforward, and the similarity between the Basic and Advanced Search screens make the tool less intimidating to users of all types.

– Charleston Advisor