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 1 of the library's computers, you simply need to click on 1 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. Your default PIN is 1234. We recommend you change this PIN to something you can easily remember. View more information about your PIN.
Databases American Ancestors
This award-winning genealogical website
is part of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and is the
online repository for more than 200 million searchable names covering
New England, New York, and beyond.
Ancestry Library Edition
A comprehensive source for conducting local and family history research, Ancestry Library Edition includes the following information, and more:
The Social Security Death Index
Due to licensing restrictions, Ancestry Library Edition can only be accessed in the Library.
Skill-building exercises are also available for children in elementary -
high school. Each test offers full explanations and analysis of your
scores. Your login for Learning Express is your library card number.
The Portal to Texas History
The Portal is a gateway to Texas history materials. You may discover anything from an ancestor's picture to a rare historical map.
From prehistory to the present day, you can explore unique collections from Texas libraries, museums, archives, historical societies, genealogical societies, and private family collections.
The Portal continues to grow as additional partners contribute digital versions of their collections. We hope you'll return often to discover our latest additions.
There are different levels available for different languages:
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 936-291-5472.
The following are free databases from TexShare by category.
Fold3 provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
The records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.
General Information & Periodicals
EBSCO MasterFile Premier
Education & Career Development
LearningExpress Library Job & Career Accelerator
Vocational and Career Collection
Homework & Education
EBSCO Kids Search
EBSCO Student research center
History & Genealogy
American Indian Histories and Cultures
The American West
EBSCO Texas Reference Center
Handbook of Texas 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
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
Literature Reference Center
Short Story Index
Tumblebooks for Kids Tumblebooks are children's books come to life online - literally! Music, animation, sound, and narration have been added to picture books like The Paper Bag Princess, Diary of a Worm, and How I Became a Pirate to create a reading experience kids will love.
Also included are a set of books for older children (Black Beauty, Alice
in Wonderland, etc.), a collection of audiobooks, puzzles and games
that reinforce concepts from the books, and language-learning titles in
Spanish and French.