MasterFILE Premier is one of the Library’s newest web resource. They describe themselves as the “definitive multidisciplinary, full-text reference database.” Whew! What it is, really, is the place to go for magazine articles for pleasure or research. It’s where you can go to read Time, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, BET, and Consumer Reports. There are over 1,800 newspapers, magazines, TV and radio transcripts, and journals. If you check often, you might even read articles that haven’t yet made it to the newsstand.
If you remember a web resource called General OneFile, this is its replacement. The Library made the switch to MasterFILE hoping everyone would enjoy access to Consumer Reports and Time. Actually, MasterFILE Premier is the only place to go for full backfiles of Consumer Reports in PDF format going back to 1985. So if you want to read an original review of a used car back when it was new, this is a good resource for that. And since PDF looks just like reading the magazine it makes for a pleasant bit of researching.
Ebsco has created some pretty decent videos showing how to search MasterFILE, and I've linked to them here.
Basic Search Tutorial
Working with Results