Research Databases and Online Resources
With 8,500+ interactive books, educational games, puzzles, and other learning activities,’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’s popular consumer genealogy 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.

Black Freedom Struggle in the United States
This new resource is a collection of expertly selected open primary source documents including historical newspaper articles, pamphlets, diaries, correspondence and more from specific time periods in U.S. history marked by the opposition African Americans have faced on the road to freedom. The content is curated around six time periods: Resistance to Slavery and the Abolitionist Movement (1790-1860), The Civil War and the Reconstruction Era (1861-1877),  Jim Crow Era from 1878 to the Great Depression (1878-1932), The New Deal and World War II (1933-1945), The Civil Rights and Black Power Movements (1946-1975) and The Contemporary Era (1976-2000).

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.

Chronicling America
Chronicling America is a searchable database of U.S. newspapers with descriptive information and select digitization of historic pages. Supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, this rich digital resource is developed and maintained at the Library of Congress.

Cochrane Library
The Cochrane Library is a collection of databases that contain different types of high-quality, independent evidence to inform healthcare decision-making. These databases include the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (CDSR), Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL), and Cochrane Clinical Answers (CCA).

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.

CultureGrams provides country reports that deliver a perspective on daily life and culture, including the background, customs, and lifestyles of the world’s people. Individual reports covering 200+ countries, all 50 United States, and the Canadian provinces, are written and reviewed by in-country experts and are updated as new information becomes available. Special features include: a worldwide photo gallery, slideshows, video clips, famous people collection, Faces of the World interviews, “life as a kid” reports, a unique recipe collection, and sortable data tables.

Digital Public Library of America
The DPLA is a discovery tool for public domain and openly licensed content held by the United States’ archives, libraries, museums, and other cultural heritage institutions. 

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.

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.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world and is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. FamilySearch adds over 300 million free genealogical records and images online yearly from all over the world and manages the famous Family History Library in Salt Lake City. It has amassed billions of birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records from more than 130 countries to help you discover and make family connections. Access to FamilySearch Affiliate Library records is only available inside the Main library, on the library’s Wi-Fi. You may use your own device or a library computer to access the resource.

Fiero Code
Fiero Code is designed for kids ages 8-18 to learn computer programming skills through a series of tutorials and projects. Skills introduced include building websites, video games, phone apps, animations and more while learning how to become better problem solvers and critical thinkers.

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.

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.

The Great Courses
Access over 150 of the most popular courses taught by the world’s top professors. Topics include art, literature, history, languages, science & technology. health & wellness, hobbies and more.

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. is a family history software service that provides access to old maps and land records for genealogical and historical research. It includes the First Landowners Project and the Antique Maps Collection. Genealogy, history, and archaeology researchers can use these interactive resources to recreate frontier neighborhoods and track migrations of families across the United States.

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.

This digital media service offers a large selection of movies, television shows, educational/instructional videos, documentaries, music, eBooks, audiobooks, comics, and graphic novels via computer, smartphone or tablet

Access a unique selection of over 30,000 free videos including award winning indie films, important and timely documentaries, foreign films, popular cinema, children’s shows, the Great Courses and more!

Life Magazine
Life Magazine is a photographic magazine chronicling the 20th Century. Browse all issues of Life Magazine from 1936 to 1972 in full color and search the full text through Google Books.

LinkedIn Learning
LinkedIn Learning (formerly offers a library of over 16,000 courses to develop creative, technical and business skills online at your own pace. Videos are available in seven languages and are taught by real-world experts in their fields. New courses are added each week.

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.

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 Rotch-Wales Papers and the Massillon Business and Industry Database.
Please Note: The Business and Industry Database is not currently available. We hope to have it back online soon.

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 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.

NewsBank America’s News
Offers a collection of reliable news content from local, regional, and national sources.
Access the entire collection or focus on content from The Independent (Massillon) or Canton Repository collections.

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

With an extensive list of publications from around the globe, NewspaperArchive includes billions of newspaper articles dating back to 1607 and extends to the present day. Every newspaper within this archive is fully searchable by keyword and date.
Online access to 3,000+ historical newspapers. Dating from the early 1700s into the early 2000s, 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.

NoveList K8 Plus
This resource provides reading suggestions for children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Features include: fiction and nonfiction reading lists created for teens and kids, suggested reading lists from similar authors (read-alikes), lists of award-winning books, age limiting tools to ensure appropriate results, and more.

NoveList Plus
This database of reading recommendations is a comprehensive source of information about books that includes expert recommendations, reviews, articles, lists and more.

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.

Ohio Legal Help
Ohio Legal Help seeks to improve justice and fairness for all Ohioans by removing barriers to the law so that they can understand their legal options, make informed decisions and connect to local legal and community resources.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

What Tree Is It?
Ohio tree identification guide.

What’s That Snake
Ohio snake identification guide

What’s The Point?
Identifying flint artifacts.

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.

World Book Timelines
A resource for building and sharing timelines. Use your own events and images or add content and images from World Book.