Teen 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.

Learning Express

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Learning Express offers an extensive collection of practice tests, exercises, skill-building courses, and other information in a variety of academic and career-related fields. 

Practice for the SAT or ACT, prepare for the corrections officer exam and other career-related exams, practice for the GED or GRA, prepare for the US Citizenship test, or choose from a multitude of other courses.

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.

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 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:
Gale Science in Context
ProQuest Science and Technology

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All databases are free for Huntsville Public Library cardholders.