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EBSCOhost provides users with a single interface that can be used to search a specific EBSCO database or across multiple databases. Databases indexed through EBSCOhost are shared with BCPS by the Baltimore County Public Library, including MasterFile Premier, MAS Ultra School Edition, MiddleSearch Plus, and Primary Search. EBSCO’s online research databases are powerful tools that can be used by students to access information as they develop critical thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Using EBSCO databases and interfaces brings together the AASL’s Standards for the 21st Century Learner with the steps in the research process, which can help to meet the objectives of content curricula and the Common Core. See the Content and Features section below for details about individual EBSCOhost databases. 


Target Audience:  

  • MasterFile Premier:  Grades 6-12

  • MAS Ultra School Edition:  Grades 9-12

  • MiddleSearch Plus: Grades 6-8

  • Primary Search:  Grades K-5 

Content Connections: All  

Standards Alignment:  EBSCO Supports Curriculum Standards 


Content & Features

 Databases searchable via the EBSCOhost interface: 

  • MasterFile Premier is a public library database providing full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with information dating as far back as 1975 and updated daily via EBSCOhost. Also contains full text for nearly 500 reference books and over 164,400 primary source documents, as well as an Image Collection of over 592,000 photos, maps & flags. This multidiscipliary database covers general reference, business, health, education, general science, multicultural issues, and much more.
  • MAS Ultra - School Edition contains full text for nearly 500 popular, high school magazines. Also provides more than 360 full text reference books, 85,670 biographies, over 107,000 primary source documents, and an Image Collection of over 510,000 photos, maps & flags, color PDFs and expanded full text backfiles (back to 1975) for key magazines. 
  • Middle Search Plus provides full text for more than 140 popular middle school magazines, as well as over 25,000 articles from Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia. All full text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). This database also contains 84,774 biographies, 105,786 primary source documents, and a School Image Collection of photos, maps and flags.
  • Primary Search provides full text for more than 70 popular elementary school magazines, as well as over 25,000 articles from Funk & Wagnall's New World Encyclopedia. All full text articles included in the database are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). This database also provides access to a collection of more than one million images of relevant photos, maps and flags




Learning Supports & Tools 


Tutorials & Guides


Introduction to EBSCOhost  (Flash version)



Educator Resources & Direct Linking 


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