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Educator Resources

A showcase of the resources we have available for educators in our catalog.

Additional Libguides

Award Winning Youth Books

An overview of award winning youth books and audio books in our collection for kids and teens, broken down by award.

Banned Books

A look at books that have been banned or challenged throughout the years

Homeschooling in Madison County

This guide offers information for those who are new to homeschooling in Madison County as well as veteran homeschoolers. Find out what materials your library has to offer plus some vetted websites for research, primary sources, lesson plans and more!

Homework Alabama (

Homework Alabama offers free homework help from subject specialists. Students can also visit Homework Alabama for free tutoring in Math, Science, Social Studies, English.

Reader's Advisory: Youth Audio

An overview of some of the juvenile and teen audio books offered in our Youth collection, including popular titles and staff recommendations

Required Summer Reading 2017

Required summer reading lists of Huntsville City and surrounding schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Schools include: Huntsville City, Madison City, Madison County, etc. *Additional school lists not already included will be added when available.*

Required Summer Reading 2018

A composition of summer reading recommendations and requirements for Huntsville City, Madison County, Madison City, and surrounding schools.

Required Summer Reading 2019

This guide is comprised of summer reading lists for the summer of 2019 in preparation for the school year 2019-2020. Schools include Huntsville City, Madison County, and surrounding schools within the area.

Required Summer Reading 2020

This guide contains required and suggested reading for schools in the Huntsville-Madison county area.

Researching Science Fair Projects

This guides provides instructions and links to library and online resources helpful for students working on science fair projects for grades 3-9.

KOHA Lists

Other Noteworthy Databases


Alabama Mosaic

AlabamaMosaic is a repository of digital materials on Alabama's history, culture, places, and people. Its purpose is to make unique historical treasures from Alabama's archives, libraries, museums, and other repositories electronically accessible to Alabama residents and to students, researchers, and the general public in other states and countries.


Health Source

Consumer Health Information on Health Topics Including the Medical Sciences, Food Sciences and Nutrition, Childcare, Sports Medicine and General Health

ProQuest Ethic NewsWatch

  • Newspapers, Magazines, and Journals of the Ethnic and Minority Press
  • A Comprehensive, Full-Text Collection of more than 1.8 Million Articles from Over 315 Publications
  • Voices of the Asian-American, Jewish, African-American, Native-American, Arab-American, Eastern-European, and Multi-Ethnic Communities


MasterFILE Premier

  • Supports the General Reference Questions of Public Library Users
  • Indexes 2,780 Journals, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal
  • Full Text for Over 1,840 Journals, Including Consumer Reports and Business Week, Nearly 5,000 Magill's Book Reviews, and Essential Documents in American History


Newspaper Source

Selected Full Text for Over 200 Regional U.S. Newspapers, International Newspapers, Newswires, and Newspaper Columns


Vocational & Career Collection

Information from Nearly 340 Industry and Trade-Related Periodicals
Full Text Information Dates as Far Back as 1985