Featured Resource – MasterFILE Premier

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Did you know that you can access over 50 free, online, electronic resources with your library card? In addition to eBooks, downloadable audiobooks, and digital magazines, FCPL also offers a variety of databases. One of our most popular databases is MasterFILE Premier.

MasterFILE Premier is a periodical and news database that covers a wide array of subject areas and provides free electronic access to over 1,500 full-text publications and magazines like AARP, Consumer Reports, TIME, and more! MasterFILE Premier is part of our Magazine Resource Guide and can be accessed from home by entering your FCPL library card number when prompted.

MasterFILE Premier offers a variety of ways to search and allows you to limit your search results to only those with full-text or only articles from a specific publication. Just looking for articles from Consumer Reports? Enter “Consumer Reports” in the Publication field and your search will only include articles from Consumer Reports. Looking for peer reviewed articles for a research project? Check the “Peer Reviewed” box to only return relevant results that are part of peer reviewed publications.

In addition to Consumer Reports and TIME Magazine, MasterFILE Premier also has transcribed historical documents, including letters from one of our country’s First Ladies, Abigail Adams. Are you looking for information about a foreign country? Check out the Background Notes on Countries of the World series included in MasterFILE.
You can access MasterFILE Premier from the Premium Websites section of the Magazine Resource Guide on fcpl.org. For answers to your questions or help searching MasterFILE Premier please visit the Information Desk at any of our eight Frederick County library branches, or ask online via the 24/7 AskUsNow! chat reference service.

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