ACCESS: At the Ely Library Home Page (http://www.lib.wsc.ma.edu), click on Quick Links to Databases, choose MasterFILE Premier.
**Note: If off campus you will be prompted for a username and password (same logon as your WSC email). Click this link to log in for off campus access to the database.If you are having problems logging on, contact the IT help desk at 413.572.5300 x4357.
Under Search Options, choose a search mode. Boolean/Phrase allows you to combine search terms with and, or or not.
SmartText Searching allows you to search any and all terms, similar to a Google search.
Limit your results to Peer Reviewed or Full Text or by Published Date and Publication Type.
From the top toolbar, click on the Publications tab to find a periodical indexed in the database.
Ask-A-Librarian will open a form for emailing the Ely Library Reference desk.
Advanced Search offers multiple text boxes to enter terms.
You may also Select a Field to search fields such as author, article title, subject, abstract and journal name.
Search by Document Type, Cover Story, Publication Type, Articles with Images and more.
Results from MasterFILE Premier are displayed, and are sorted by date.Change to sort by Relevance for more relevant results.
Use the toolbar at the left to Narrow Results by Source Type. Types include periodicals, newspapers, reference books, country reports and images.
Full Text availability: from your results list, click on or to retrieve the article in full text.
If full text is not available, a reference librarian will be more than happy to help you. Email a librarian at email@example.com or call the reference desk at 413.572.5234.
Create a list of citations (with html full text, but not PDF full text) by clicking Add to Folder for each citation.
Click Go to: Folder View to retrieve your list.
Select one of the following:
This will bring you to the Print Manager, where you can select the number of pages to print. Click "print," then "ok" to print your item.
Email button :
This will bring you to the Email Manager, where you will be able to email your item. Enter the full email address (e.g., firstname.lastname@example.org) and a subject. Click "send." The email will arrive from email@example.com.
Save button :
This will bring you to the Save Manager, where you will be able to save your item. Click "save."
Export button :
This will bring you to the Export Manager, where you will
be able to export your item. Click "save" after your
choose your format.