Research Databases - Alphabetical List

Academic Search Premier
Academic and professional journals.

Automotive diagnostic and repair information.
This database is only available inside the library.

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 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.

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.


Explore Ohio
OPLIN's ever-expanding directory of Ohio-specific websites and links.


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.

Kids Search
Designed especially for children in grades K-8.

LearningExpress Library
Access courses in math, reading, and writing, as well as hundreds of online interactive practice tests that can help you to prepare for many types of exams, including Advanced Placement (AP) tests, SAT, ACT, GED, Civil Service and ASVAB. There is also a series of courses that would help the job seeker, from resume preparation to business writing skills and specific career test prep courses such as those for EMT, nursing or cosmetology. 


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 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 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 Online

MUZZY is an internationally recognized language learning program created for children. It has won numerous awards and has grown to include eight world languages, classroom materials, books, toys and more. Now, with MUZZY Online, children can have immediate access to the same award-winning content and a new, fun format available exclusively through Early Advantage.


A non-profit consumer health Web site that provides high quality health information and education services.

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

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


Obituary Index (MOLO) 
A collaboration of Massillon Public Library, Claymont Public Library, Coshocton Public Library, Holmes County District Public Library, Loudonville Public Library, and the MOLO Regional Library System.

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
A free and fully searchable online archive of Ohio History's issues spanning from 1887 through 2004.


Ohio History Connection
Explore digital content from the collections of the Ohio History Connection through Ohio Memory, OhioPix, Chronicling America and online exhibits. 

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.


Points of View

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 Online
Overview of the sciences, including diagrams and illustrations.


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.

A search tool designed for children.


Statistical Abstract of the U.S. 
Issued annually by the federal government between 1878 and 2012, The Statistical Abstract of the U.S. is generally considered to be the most comprehensive single source for U.S. statistics. Due to budget cuts, the federal government ceased producing this resource in 2012. Beginning with the 2013 edition, ProQuest now provides an online version of this information.

Topics covered in this resource include: Population; Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Divorces; Health and Nutrition; Education; Law Enforcement, Courts, and Prisons; Geography and Environment; Elections; State and Local Government Finances and Employment; Federal Government Finances and Employment; National Security and Veterans Affairs; Social Insurance and Human Services; Labor Force, Employment, and Earnings; Income, Expenditures, Poverty and Wealth; Prices; Business Enterprise; Science and Technology; Agriculture; Forestry, Fishing, and Mining; Energy and Utilities; Construction and Housing; Manufactures; Wholesale and Retail Trade; Transportation; Information and Communications; Banking, Finance and Insurance; Arts, Recreation and Travel; Accommodation, Food Services and Other Services; Foreign Commerce and Aid; Puerto Rico and the Island Areas; and International Statistics.

Student Research Center
A tool for students to customize a search of EBSCOhost databases by topic, age level and choice of information resource.

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.


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


Workforce Skills for the 21st Century

Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success provides resources to boost basic workplace and job search skills, and prepare job seekers for advanced occupational training. This interactive, self-paced learning approach allows job seekers to learn at their convenience. The intuitive platform provides the backbone students and all job seekers need to succeed in the modern workplace.

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.