Research Databases and Online Resources

ABCmouse.com
With 8,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities, ABCmouse.com’s award-winning online curriculum is an invaluable resource for young learners (ages 2-8+). From Age of Learning, Inc. This resource is only available inside the library.

Academic Search Premier
This resource offers abstracts and full-text selections from academic and professional publications, including PDF back files to 1975 for more than 120 journals and searchable cited references for more than 1,000 titles.

African American Heritage
ProQuest® African American Heritage is a groundbreaking digital resource exclusively devoted to African American family history research. It includes primary sources such as census records, vital records, freedman and slave records, church records, legal records, and more. It also includes an exclusive partnership with AfriGeneas (a leading social networking site devoted to African American genealogy) that provides access to expert advice, moderated forums, chats, mailing lists, surname registry, and more.

Alt HealthWatch
Complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health care and wellness. Sources include full text articles, newsletters, pamphlets, booklets, special reports, original research and book excerpts.

American and English Literature Databases
Search a number of drama, poetry and literature database collections.

Ancestry Library
An enhanced edition of MyFamily.com’s popular consumer genealogy database, Ancestry.com. This database replaces the Ancestry Plus database. This database is only available inside the library.

AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists
The Premier Job Search, Reference, and Mailing List Database. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

Biography Reference Bank
Includes 120,000+ biographies from over 60 reference titles, thousands of biographical magazine articles, and over 32,000 printable images.

Books & Authors
Search for new books to read by author, title, genre, location, character traits and time eras. Create and save your own reading lists and book reviews.

Business Source Premier
A full text business database.

Chilton Online Auto Repair
Photographs, diagnostics designed by instructors, step-by-step repair procedures, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) maintenance schedules, wiring diagrams, recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) for automobiles and light trucks.

Consumer Health Complete
Full text journals, magazines, and reference books from EBSCOhost dealing with health, wellness, fitness, and nutrition – coverage includes a focus on the complementary, holistic and integrated approaches to health and wellness.

EBSCO MasterFILE Premier
Full text, indexing and abstracts for more than 2,050 general periodicals covering a broad range of disciplines including general reference, business, education, health, general science, multi-cultural issues and much more.

EBSCOhost Databases
Comprehensive group of databases ranging from general reference collections to specially designed, subject-specific databases for public, academic, medical, corporate and school libraries.

ERIC
The Educational Resource Information Center is a national information system supported by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Library of Education, and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement. It provides full text of more than 2,200 digests along with references for additional information and citations and abstracts from over 1000 educational and education-related journals.

Explora for Primary Schools
Designed for elementary school students. Access information for homework or class projects from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Explora for Public Libraries
Search multiple EBSCO databases for information about arts and literature, business and careers, consumer health, current events, geography and culture, and more.

Explora for Secondary Schools
Designed for high school students. Access information for homework or class projects from the world’s leading magazines and reference books.

Fold3
Millions of U.S. military records to help you discover and share stories about everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them.
NOTE: In order to participate in the community and download or print documents, you will need to create your own unique account (with an email address) on the Footnote site after you access the database.

HeritageQuest Online
A collection of over 25,000 family and local histories, and content from HeritageQuest.
To access this database from outside the library, enter your library card without spaces between the numbers.

Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center
Full text selections from leading hobby and craft magazines offer detailed instructions on a wide variety of hobbies and interests. Subjects Include: arts and crafts, collecting, games, home & garden, indoor recreation, model building, outdoor recreation, performing arts, science & technology, scrapbooking & papercrafts, and more!

Home Improvement Reference Center
Through a collection of comprehensive full-text content, this database provides detailed, user-friendly “how-to” information covering a variety of home improvement and repair projects.

Kids InfoBits
An easy-to-use resource for young learners covering subject categories such as animals, arts, geography, health, literature, people, social studies, technology, and more. The featured content includes images, kid-friendly charts and graphs, and more than 600 high-quality educational videos from books, magazines, and news periodicals.

Literary Reference Center
Full text of literary journals and respected literary reference works. Contains plot summaries, literary criticism, author biographies and interviews, and the full text of thousands of poems and short stories.

Literature Resource Center
Extensive reference material for literary study, including: biographical, bibliographical, critical, and contextual information on authors and their works.

Lynda.com
Lynda.com has more than 12,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instruction on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. The video courses are taught by industry experts and are designed for any skill level.
Courses include:
• Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc.)
• Adobe Create Suites (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, etc.)
• Latest versions of popular operating systems such as Windows 10, iOS, Android, Linux
• Coding and markup languages such as C, Java, Python, Ruby, MySQL, HTML, CSS and PHP
• Business skills, communication, marketing and leadership
• Data analysis, cloud computing, server management
• Creative arts including photography, video editing 3D animation, and more

Mango Languages
Mango is an online language-learning system that can help you learn languages like Spanish, French, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, Italian, Russian and more.

Massillon Memory
A gateway to selected resources available in the Local History Collection at the Massillon Public Library. Includes: the Ohio Obituary Index, the Rotch-Wales Papers and the Massillon Business and Industry Database. (Past and present businesses found in city directories and the library’s newspaper clipping file have been gathered into this database which can be searched by business name, type of product, date, or by person affiliated with the business.)

MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus is the National Institutes of Health’s Web site for patients and their families and friends with information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues.

MUZZY Club
MUZZY is an internationally recognized language learning program created for children. It is modeled on the way we all learned our first language. By employing a natural immersion approach, MUZZY surrounds the learner with visual, aural and contextual language.

Newspaper Source
Provides full text from 194 full text newspapers and other sources.

NewspaperARCHIVE
Historical newspaper database. View, save and print full-page newspapers dating from 1759 to 1977.

Newspapers.com
Online access to 3,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s, Newspapers.com Library Edition contains full runs and portions of runs of well-known, regional and state titles to small local newspapers in the United States and other countries.

The Ohio Digital Library
The Ohio Digital Library is a digital consortium of 179 Ohio libraries. The libraries share a collection of digital media that includes eBooks, audiobooks, music and video with holdings that include over thirty-one thousand copies of more than nineteen thousand individual titles. eBooks in the collection are downloadable in a variety of formats for a number of different devices.

Ohio History Connection Digital Resources
Explore digital content from the collections of the Ohio History Connection.

OhioMeansJobs K-12
Complete recommended activities to help you explore your interests and possible careers.

Ohio Memory
An online scrapbook of Ohio history.

Ohio Obituary Index (The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center)
An index to 2,200,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day.

Ohioline
Factsheets, bulletins, and other educational materials from Ohio State University Extension Office; the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences; The Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center; and the Agricultural Technical Institute.

Oxford Research Encyclopedias
Developed in close consultation with librarians and university faculty around the globe, the Oxford Research Encyclopedias are a collection of digital encyclopedias that expand research on foundational topics, such as American History, Business and Management, Climate and Environmental Sciences, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Education, International Studies, Literature, Politics, Psychology, Neuroscience, Social Work and more.

Points of View Reference Center
Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, it also includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. It also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

ReferenceUSA
The Library no longer subscribes to this database. For sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and more, try AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists.

The Rotch-Wales Papers
Contains personal and business correspondence, diaries, documents, accounts, ledgers, and daybooks of Thomas Rotch and Arvine Wales I.

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
Provides a searchable interface for locating historical Maps of Ohio towns and cities.

Science Reference Center
Topics covered in Science Reference Center include biology, chemistry, earth and space science, environmental science, health and medicine, history of science, life science, physics, science and society, science as inquiry, scientists, technology and wildlife. By providing a wide range of topics, Science Reference Center satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards.

Small Business Reference Center
Small Business Reference Center offers exclusive full text for many top consumer small business reference books, as well as tools to address many small business topics. It includes business videos, a help and advice section and details on how to create business plans.

Statistical Abstract of the U.S.
1400+ individually indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets), both searchable and browsable. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web.

Thomson Gale LegalForms
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms across the most popular legal areas. Includes real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others. Also included is a comprehensive attorney state directory and a dictionary of legal definitions explained in laymen’s language.

Transparent Languages
Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner.

Tumblebooks
TumbleBooks are an online collection of read-along, animated titles for children. Hundreds of titles are available through the Tumble Library including:
– Early readers with highlighted text
– Chapter books with suggested reading levels
– Puzzles & games that compliment the selected texts, with lesson plan suggestions for educators
– Selections in English, French and Spanish

Tutor.com
Tutor.com provides on-demand tutoring, homework help, test preparation and writing assistance for students in grades K-12 in over 40 subjects. No appointment is needed. Tutors are available from 3:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Practice quizzes and the SkillsCenter Resource Library are also available for study 24/7.

Very Short Introductions
Launched by Oxford University Press in 1995, Very Short Introductions offer concise introductions to a diverse range of subject areas from Climate to Consciousness, Game Theory to Ancient Warfare, Privacy to Islamic History, Economics to Literary Theory. Very Short Introductions online brings together titles from this well-known and established print series, via a highly discoverable and fully searchable platform.

World Book
The World Book Online Reference Center includes encyclopedia and reference articles, photographs, maps, videos, animations and audio clips.

World Book Early World of Learning
Early World of Learning offers an interactive learning environment for children in preschool and early elementary grades, which includes resources to help them grasp critical early childhood themes while developing reading and oral language skills.

World Book Kids
The Student Discovery Encyclopedia includes learning activities, illustrations, diagrams and maps.