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Huntsville-Madison County Public Library Information & Business Center: Reference Print and Online Resources

A research guide describing the services and resources provided by the Information & Business Center at the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library

Reference Books

The Information & Business Center carries a varied print reference collection. We have extensive selections of business, health and literature resources.


The Information & Business Center carries a wide variety of current popular magazines, hobby magazines, scientific, home furnishing and investment and business-related publications. We also carry past issues of many popular magazines dating back to the 1930's.

Online Resources

Although the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library contains many databases that are not part of the Alabama Virtual Library, a majority of scholarly research can be conducted using a database that is included with AVL.

The Alabama Virtual Library provides all students, teachers, and citizens of the State of Alabama with online access to essential library and information resources. It is primarily a group of online databases that have magazine, journal, and newspaper articles for research. Through the AVL, an equitable core of information sources are available to every student and citizen in Alabama, raising the level of excellence in schools and communities across the state. Visit the AVL here: