Educator Resources

The Massillon Public Library is committed to providing excellent service to children and young adults. One way to do this is to offer special assistance to those who work with young people: teachers, home educators, day care/preschool providers, LRC technicians, and others whose work involves significant contact with children and teens.

For information about our services for educators, contact the Children’s Department at 330-832-9831, ext. 317 or

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.

American and English Full Text Literature Collections
Access a collection of electronic books of American and English literature: poetry, drama, fiction, and the Bible. 

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

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

Gale In Context: Elementary
Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) is an easy-to-use source of age-appropriate, interesting & important facts on a broad range of topics for elementary school students. Subject categories include 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.

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

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.

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