Children's Databases

Online Databases

Huntsville Public Library provides a variety databases free of charge to Library cardholders. These online databases are a collection of authoritative information that cannot be accessed by simply conducting a search on a search engine such as Google or Yahoo. 

Unlike the information often found by searching the Internet with a search engine, the information obtained from these databases is thorough, up to date, and accurate. The Library's database collection includes resources for adults from a variety of educational and career backgrounds, including Spanish-language tools, as well as resources for children of all ages.

Where to Access Databases

Inside the Library

If you are using one of the library's computers, you simply need to click on one of the given databases and you will be automatically directed.
 

Outside the Library

If you would like to use the online databases outside of the library or on your own computer, you will need either a login and password, which the Library can provide, or your library card number and PIN. Your library card number can be found on the back of the card underneath the bar code. View more information about your PIN.

Rosetta Stone


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Rosetta Stone is the world's most popular and most advanced program for learning a new language. It's also the most intuitive, using a mixture of words, pictures, speaking and listening. There are no books, no memorizing and no grammar tables.

Rosetta Stone may only be accessed inside the library.
There are different levels available for different languages:

  1. Arabic: 1
  2. Chinese: 1-2
  3. English: 1-5
  4. French: 1-2
  5. German: 1-2
  6. Italian: 1-2
  7. Japanese: 1
  8. Portuguese: 1
  9. Spanish: 1-5

Tumblebooks


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The Tumblebooks database is an online collection of animated talking picture books which teach young children the joys of reading in a format they'll love.

Also available in Spanish, just click here.


TexShare Databases

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The Texas State Library and Archives Commission offers these databases to Huntsville Public Library cardholders. Included within this collection are several databases geared specifically for children, including Searchasaurus for children in elementary school, EBSCO Kids Search for children in primary and middle school, and EBSCO Student Research Center for children in grades 6-12.
 
Some other databases that might also be helpful are Handbook of Texas Online and Literature Reference Center.
 
New databases include:
TeachingBooks.net
Gale Science in Context
ProQuest Science and Technology

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NEW Resources through TexShare!!

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Pronunciator is a fun and easy way to learn to speak, read, and write any of 80 languages. Includes live tutors, feature films, music with lyrics, pronunciation analysis, quizzes, and more! Also features ESL for 50 non-English languages, plus free apps for Android, Apple, and Kindle Fire devices. 

procitizen

ProCitizen is an online course to prepare New Americans for the civics, reading, and writing parts of the USCIS Naturalization Test. Includes 100 instructional videos in both English and Spanish.

To access these new databases, simply click on the icons above.

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All databases are free for Huntsville Public Library cardholders.
 

Contact


For more information about Children's Databases, please contact Children's Coordinator Rachel Kinner-McPhail at 936-291-5910.