Adult 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

NoveList Plus

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NoveList will help you discover the next book you should read. It includes over 100,000 fiction titles with summaries, reviews, lists of award winners, author read-alikes, and much more. You can search for books similar to a title you enjoyed recently and discover many new books in your favorite genre. 

Once you find a book you're interested in, select Check the Catalog and you'll be able to locate it at the Library.

TexShare Databases

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 The Texas State Library offers an extensive set of free online databases for library cardholders. Categories include academic research, books and literature, science and technology, homework help, genealogy and history, and health and medicine. To obtain the login and password to access these databases, please call the Library at

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NEW Resources through TexShare!!


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 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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The following are free databases from TexShare by category.

General Information & Periodicals

  • All EBSCO
  • EBSCO MasterFile Premier
  • Newspaper Source

Education & Career Development

  • LearningExpress Library - LearningExpress Library features nearly 1,000 online tutorials, practice tests, and eBooks to help patrons of all ages. It offers job search and workplace skills improvement, skill building in reading, writing, math, and basic science, career certification and licensure exam prep, college and grad school entrance test prep, GED® test prep, and more.
  • LearningExpress Library Job & Career Accelerator - Whether you’re looking to find a new job in your current field or pursue a career in an exciting new industry, Job & Career Accelerator™ has the powerful tools and expert guidance to help you through every step of the process.
  • Vocational and Career Collection 

History & Genealogy

  • American Indian Histories and Cultures
  • The American West
  • EBSCO Texas Reference Center
  • Handbook of Texas Online
  • HeritageQuest Online
  • Texas Digital Sanborn Maps

Do-It-Yourself Reference Centers

  • Hobbies and Crafts Reference Center
  • Home Improvement Reference Center
  • Small Engine Repair Reference Center

Health & Medical

  • EBSCO Health Source Academic Edition
  • EBSCO Natural and Alternative Treatments
  • Gale Health Reference Center Academic

Business Resources

  • EBSCO Enhanced Business Search
  • Regional Business News
  • Small Business Reference Center

Books & Literature

  • Artemis Literary Sources
  • Book Review Digest Plus
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • Essay and General Literature Index
  • Humanities Full-text
  • Literature Reference Center
  • OCLC WorldCat
  • Play Index
  • Short Story Index