Retrieving Magazine Articles from EBSCO
Maui Community College Library
1. Accessing EBSCO’s MasterFile Premier Database
a. From any Internet-accessible computer (on or off campus), go to the MCC Library Homepage at:
b. Under the SEARCH OUR COLLECTION heading, click EBSCO. The alphabetical listing of all EBSCO
If you are accessing EBSCO outside of the MCC campus, you will be asked to enter your barcode
number (the number on the front of your Student ID) and your last name.
c. Scroll down the list of EBSCO databases until you see MasterFILE Premier. Click on the title of this
database to access it.
2. Performing a Search
To perform a search, enter your search terms (a keyword or phrase) in the Find field and click
Search. EBSCO will search for articles containing ALL of your keywords.
TIP: More keywords = narrower/more-specific search.
4. Result List Features
a. By default, the Result List displays the search results (or “hits”) according to Relevance. To re-sort the
results based on date (the most recent articles first) rather than relevance, select Date from the Sort
by drop-down option at the top, right of the screen.
b. To Narrow your search results (retrieve fewer and more specific results), click on one of the subjects in
the yellow column.
5. Reviewing, Emailing, and Printing Articles
To review a magazine article of interest, click on the article title from the Result List. The detailed
citation page appears.
• If the citation indicates that the article is available in
HTML Full Text, click on the HTML link at the
top of the page to access the entire article.
• If the citation indicates that the article is available in PDF Full Text, click on the PDF link at the top
of the page to access the entire article.
• Print and E-