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19th Century U.S. Newspapers

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Primary source newspaper content from the 19th century, featuring full-text content and images from numerous newspapers from a range of urban and rural regions throughout the U.S., with an emphasis on such topics as the American Civil War, African-American culture and history, Western migration, Antebellum-era life and overseas developments as reported by American papers.

A to Z Databases

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Search for information about businesses, jobs and people. AtoZ databases is ideal for developing sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities and much more. Powerful search facets allow for very targeted results.

A to Z World Business

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Gauge the risks and rewards of potential investments by using this resource to locate detailed country data on business and trade, current economic climate, statistical rankings and taxation. Discover whether to kiss, bow or shake hands during key cross-cultural negotiations. Import or export with confidence after securing detailed trade-compliance information. Find data from the best international organizations: Ernst & Young, The World Bank, World Trade Organization and others. For remote access, enter your library card number in the Library Login Code box.

A.M. Best’s Library

This resource is only available from CLP – Downtown and Business.

Best’s Library Center provides online access to A.M. Best insurance company ratings and Best’s Insurance Reports. The database includes in-depth reports on thousands of U.S., Canadian and non-U.S. insurers, reinsurers and groups.

Academic OneFile

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Thousands of articles and abstracts from peer-reviewed sources, podcasts and transcripts from news outlets such as NPR, CNN and CBC.

African American Experience

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Full text information on African American history and culture.

Alexander Street Press

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Enjoy thousands of tracks across multiple genres. Stream music on your computer or using mobile playback (requires a constant internet connection). Note: When accessing this resource from outside the library enter Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh in the “Search by institution name” box. You will then be prompted to enter your Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh library card number.

  • American Song: Thousands of tracks that illustrate our country’s history through music. Songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children and many others are included. Of particular interest is the index by historical event. African American Song is also a part of American Song.
  • Classical Music Library: This ever growing collection includes recordings from the world’s greatest labels including Hyperion, Bridge Records, Sanctuary Classics, Artemis-Vanguard, Hänssler Classic, Vox and many more.
  • Contemporary World Music: This resource aims to deliver “the sounds of all regions from every continent.”
  • Jazz Music Library: One of the largest collections of streaming jazz online featuring labels such as Fantasy and Prestige.
  • Smithsonian Global Sound: Listen to world, folk and traditional music online.

Amazing Animals of the World

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

A virtual trip to the zoo for elementary school-aged children, with interactive information on over 1,200 animals.