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Reliable information from trusted sources

Library databases are searchable collections of up-to-date and accurate information from trusted sources such as encyclopedias, journals, reference books and other authoritative resources. The Library subscribes to these so you can access high-quality, reliable information for free.

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Alphabetical List of Databases

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CLP-Downtown & Business ONLY. 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.
Need journal articles for a research paper, homework assignment, or professional / business project? Academic OneFile contains over 6,000 full-text articles from peer-reviewed sources, as well as more than 8,000 additional abstracts / citations. Additional materials include podcasts and transcripts from news outlets such as NPR, CNN, and CBC.
Mobile App
Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources, access to 21 of the databases listed here.
Find materials owned by libraries throughout Pennsylvania. Most can be borrowed through Interlibrary Loan.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Full text information on African American history and culture.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Biographical information about African Americans, from the famous to the everyday person, including photographs and illustrations.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
African American Song is now a part of American Song! To listen to historical recordings of African American music, visit American Song or Music Online Plus.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
A virtual trip to the zoo for elementary school-aged children, with interactive information on over 1,200 animals.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Explore the history, geography, economy, culture, government, and cities of the United States, U.S. territories, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico using interactive maps, articles, games, and more. Aimed at elementary and middle school-aged children.
NO Remote Access
Online access from within the library to full-text APS journals.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
This site contains over 12,000 tracks (with more added regularly) 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.
NO Remote Access
A comprehensive source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.
NO Remote Access
CLP-Main ONLY. Annual Reviews offers a comprehensive online collection of all available Annual Reviews Sciences Collection back volumes, with content spanning the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences. There is immediate access to 1,100+ volumes, comprising over 25,000 critical and authoritative review articles from 1932-2006, including color and grayscale figures, charts, tables and cited literature - available via full-text searchable PDFs.
Current and historic photos and graphics from the Associated Press.
Remote Access (CLP card)
From the rise and fall of drugs such as Thalidomide to the business of oil, the evolution of satellite technology to the emergence of the global economy, this is a rich account of technological advances, business strategies, company profiles, iconic executives and scientists, and much more. This unique reference is the ideal single source for information on the most important events, issues, and trends in the history of business and industry.
Applied Science & Business Periodicals Retrospective features:
Citations to more than 4.5 million articles from more than 2,000 periodicals.
Updated subject headings, ensuring that a search using either old or new search terms will return all the information on that subject.
Original subject headings to offer insight into the way the issues of the day were framed.
Mobile App
Remote Access (CLP card)
Provides articles from major scientific and technical journals in all areas of engineering and technology, including topics ranging from acoustics to waste management.
Mobile App
Remote Access (CLP card)
American Reference Books Annual provides reviews of print and electronic reference works.
Invaluable (formerly ArtFact)
NO Remote Access
Main Library Access ONLY. Auction records for antiques & collectibles, used by the experts on the Antiques Roadshow.
Index to articles from art, architecture & design magazines, back to 1929. Some full text and abstracts.
Mobile App
Index to articles from art, architecture & design magazines, back to 1929. Some full text and abstracts.
Mobile App
Artnet.com: Price Database
NO Remote Access
Main Library ONLY. Auction records (1985-present) for fine arts.
Detailed information on national, international and regional associations.
Mobile App
Atomic Training
This database is no longer available. For assistance with developing software skills please contact the Job and Career Education Center at 412.622.3133 or email.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Search for information about businesses, jobs, and people. Ideal for developing sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, and more. Powerful search facets allow for very targeted results.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
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 in the Library Login Code box.
Detailed and diagrammed automotive repair and maintenance information covering most major manufacturers.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
A comprehensive listing of journal articles published worldwide on architecture and design, archaeology, city planning, interior design, landscape architecture, and historic preservation. Coverage is from the 1930s (with selective coverage dating back to the 1740s) to the present. Updated weekly.
Mobile App

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Remote Access (CLP Card)
View Barrons in digital microfilm format from January, 2008.
Please be aware there are known viewing problems with the Proquest digital microfilm when using Internet Explorer in library locations. To avoid these problems we recommend using the Chrome or Firefox browsers when using this product. These issues may or may not occur with remote access.
Comprehensive index to biographical reference works.
Mobile App
Full text biographical information.
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Pairs classic video storybooks with related nonfiction books, offering an engaging way to link fact and fiction, reinforce early reading skills, and introduce children to a world of knowledge and exploration.
Business Insights: Global
NO Remote Access
This database is no longer available. Please use Business Source Premier or our other business databases instead. Questions or comments? Email info@carnegielibrary.org.
Comprehensive, full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, banking, and finance, including market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
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Career profiles, assessment tools, and other career-related information.
NO Remote Access
ONLY available at JCEC at Main and Downtown & Business.
The Chronicle Career Library provides comprehensive descriptions of more than 2,000 jobs. Each occupational brief includes information on the work performed, training, education or certifications needed, hours and earnings, and employment outlook.
Remote Access (CLP card)
Listen to classical music online
NO Remote Access
There are five databases you can search, all using the same search page or interface. Use advanced search to limit it to only one database.
  • Congressional Publications
  • Congressional Hearings, 1824 - 1979
  • Congressional Research Digital Collection
  • United States Serial Set
  • United States Serial Set Maps
Consumer-oriented health information covering mainstream medicine, complementary, holistic and integrated medicine. Full text of hundreds of health reference books, encyclopedias, and health reports, plus medical images and diagrams.
Remote Access (CLP card)
Search for ratings, reviews, and news about thousands of products, including cars.
Biographical and critical articles on current writers of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures and television.
Remote Access (CLP card)
A new addition, this site aims to be one that “delivers the sounds of all regions from every continent.” Currently this constantly growing site features over 8,000 tracks of music from around the world.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
CQ Researcher Plus Archive provides unbiased coverage of current issues, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Each report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist providing an overview, chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; pro/con viewpoints of opposing positions; and supporting data including bibliographies of key sources. The CQ Researcher archive includes more than 3,000 reports published between 1923 and 1990.
Look up a journal title to see in which databases it is indexed, and what the date ranges of full-text coverage, if any, are. Once you've found your databases, view our alphabetical list to see if Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh subscribes.

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DRAM Online
Digital Recordings of American Music
NO Remote Access
CLP-Main ONLY. A scholarly resource of recordings, including liner notes and essays, from New World Records, Composers Recordings (CRI) and other labels such as Albany, Frog Peak, Mode, and XI.
Only available within the Main Library of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.
Mobile App
Dun & Bradstreet's Million Dollar Database - Total U.S.
This database is no longer available. Please use AtoZdatabases or Mergent Intellect instead. Questions or comments? Email info@carnegielibrary.org.

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Full text electronic books.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Well known general reference encyclopedia, suitable for high school students and up.

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FOLD3
History and Genealogy Archives
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Only available in the Pennsylvania Department of the Main Library. To access FOLD3 use the desktop icon on Pennsylvania Department PC's in the Main Library.
Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served, as well as access to naturalization records/indexes, city directories, historical newspapers and more. The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.
Foundation Directory Online Professional
NO Remote Access
ONLY available in the Foundation Center at CLP-Main.
Foundation Directory Online Professional is the grantseeker's most valuable resource of information on nearly 100,000 foundations, grantmaking public charities, and corporate donors throughout the United States. This database also provides information on over 1.8 million recent grants, access to nearly 650,000 IRS 990s, and is updated weekly.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online
NO Remote Access
ONLY available in the Foundation Center at CLP-Main.
Foundation Grants to Individuals Online, by the Foundation Center (New York), profiles over 6,500 foundations and public charities that fund students, artists, researchers, and other individual grantseekers.
This site provides access to millions of songs, including Sony Music's catalog of legendary artists. Download five free music tracks (MP3 format) from popular artists each week with no software to download and no digital rights management (DRM) restrictions.
Log in with your library barcode number and PIN.

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Online versions of several business-related reference books: Brands and Their Companies, Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media, National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations and Trade Shows Worldwide.
Mobile App
Multiple volume searching of 1500 reference works from Genealogical Publishing & Clearfield Companies. Out-of-print, hard-to-find reference materials all available to read, print, email or download! Sources include essential "how-to" works that help to build a good family tree; colonial period works identifying early American settlers and chronicling American immigration; royal and noble ancestry; histories and source records of Native American tribes.
Remote Access (CLP card)
Online reference books.
Mobile App
Remote Access (CLP card)
Looking for high-quality information on current events and controversial issues? Global Issues in Context gathers together journal articles, news reports, and other sources of credible information on topics of worldwide interest. Explore all sides of society's most important issues with this full-text database. Great for students and concerned citizens alike!
Mobile App
GreenFILE (EBSCOhost)
This collection of scholarly, government and general-interest titles on environmental issues. Topics include global climate change, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, and recycling.
Mobile App
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Students and other information seekers will find articles, links to credible websites, images, maps, and more through this collection of resources. Teacher's guides, lesson plans, worksheets, and other teaching resources are also available.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
A virtual trip to the zoo for elementary school-aged children, with interactive information on over 1,200 animals.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Explore the history, geography, economy, culture, government, and cities of the United States, U.S. territories, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico using interactive maps, articles, games, and more. Aimed at elementary and middle school-aged children.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Well known general reference encyclopedia, suitable for high school students and up.
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Authoritative articles and multimedia resources such as maps, panoramas, photographs, and videos, across all subject areas. Geared towards middle school-aged children.
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General reference encyclopedia designed for elementary school aged children.
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In-depth science, health, and technology research and news of use and interest to middle school-aged children, teens and adults.
Grove Art Online (in Oxford Art Online)
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Encyclopedia of art, architecture & design.
Grove Music Online (in Oxford Music Online)
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Encyclopedia of music of all kinds, especially classical, ethnic, opera and jazz.
GuideStar Premium
NO Remote Access
ONLY available in the Foundation Center at CLP-Main.
GuideStar provides information on the programs and finances of more than 1.8 million IRS-recognized nonprofits across the United States. GuideStar Premium is a comprehensive and authoritative source of information on both grantmakers and grantseeking tax-exempt charities. It is easy to use and updated each day.

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Remote Access (CLP Card)
A comprehensive source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.
Search U.S. Census Schedules for the City of Pittsburgh (1850-1880) and Allegheny City (1850-1870), view images of historic Pittsburgh maps and photographs.

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NO Remote Access
ONLY accessible in Downtown & Business, the Main Library, and Squirrel Hill.
IEEE Xplore contains a comprehensive collection of full text documents, reports and standards, providing access to the world's most highly cited journals in electrical engineering, computer science, and electronics.
IEEE Journals held by Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
The Internet Bird Collection (IBC) is a non-profit endeavour with the ultimate goal of disseminating knowledge about the world's avifauna. It is an on-line audiovisual library of the world's birds (based on Handbook of the Birds of the World) that is available to the general public free of charge, though registration is required.

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Everything you need to know about virtually any jazz record ever released. The Jazz Discography gives you accurate, detailed information on over 100 years of recorded jazz in all genres.
The Pittsburgh Jewish Newspaper Project from the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries features The Jewish Criterion (1895-1962). Two other Jewish newspapers, The American Jewish Outlook (1934-1962), and The Jewish Chronicle (1962-Present) will be added to the PJN database.
JSTOR (CLP Only)
NO Remote Access
Full-text archives of many core scholarly journals, particularly in the humanities, social sciences & music.

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Graphical interface for kids in grades K - 8. Searches content from Primary Search and Middle Search Plus.

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Countries, cultures, and current events of the world are examined in this resource intended for middle school and high school students.
Remote Access (CLP card)
Access to thousands of do-it-yourself legal forms across all categories, including Real Estate, Business, Human Resources, and Wills. Forms can be saved, edited, and printed.
A bibliographic database that provides coverage on subjects such as librarianship, classification, cataloging, bibliometrics, online information retrieval, information management and more.
Mobile App
Remote Access (CLP card)
Literature Criticism Online provides more than 200,000 reprinted essays of both critical perspectives and in-depth contextual information needed to understand the social, political and historical implications of hundreds of literary works, writers and literary periods. These scholarly overviews and analysis are copied from the print editions of Gale's popular and authoritative Literary Criticism series, and are available in PDF format.
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Author information, literary criticism and plot summaries for authors from every age and literary discipline.
Mobile App
Interactive online language learning program for children. Languages include: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Get online help from real tutors every day from 3 pm to 10 pm!
Live Homework Help offers online tutoring for 4th grade to College level students in English, Math, Science and Social Studies. Non-traditional students and adult learners can take advantage of essay writing, skills building, GED prep and other tutoring services designed specifically for adults. To find out how it works, sign up for an account and click their "Check out our FAQs" link.
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Learn French, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, and a host of other languages, or improve your ESL skills, with Mango's interactive web-based lessons.
Mobile App
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Catalog of U. S. Government publications from 1976 to the present.
Full text coverage of the most popular magazines and journals. Also includes many reference books, photographs and maps.
Mobile App
Authoritative consumer health information from the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Mobile Version
Private and public U.S and international business data, industry news, facts and figures, executive contact information, and industry profiles.
Full text for a variety of popular middle school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Full text is also available for thousands of biographies and historical essays.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
14 million companies, from the smallest to the largest, with extensive information on each and downloading capabilities.
NO remote access
Online Access to the complete contents of all back issues of the following Moody's or Mergent Manuals to 1909
Contains mutual fund and stock ratings and reports, including detailed analyst reports, from Morningstar Inc. Access is limited to six simultaneous users.
Main Library Access Only. NO Remote Access
lists currently available printed music.
Remote access (CLP Card)
Citations to articles appearing in music periodicals back to 1970. The Library owns paper copies of Music Index from 1949 - 1996.
Mobile App
Remote Access (CLP card)
Explore all of our Alexander Street Press music databases via the Music Online Plus interface. This portal lets you search and use materials from American Song, Classical Music Library, Contemporary World Music, and Smithsonian Global Sound without having to jump from database to database.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Salem History provides online access to Musicians and Composers of the Twentieth Century.
Remote access (CLP Card)
Interactive online language learning program for children. Languages include: French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (Latin American or Castilian), and American or British English.

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Listen to classical, jazz and world music online.
You must use the log out button when exiting this database, or future log-ins may be unsuccessful.
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Listen to streaming audio of jazz music.
You must use the log out button when exiting this database, or future log-ins may be unsuccessful.
Listen to streaming audio of adult and children's classic fiction, non-fiction, plays, and poetry.
You must use the log out button when exiting this database, or future log-ins may be unsuccessful.
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General reference encyclopedia designed for elementary school aged children.
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In-depth science, health, and technology research and news of use and interest to middle school-aged children, teens and adults.
Although initially centered on New York City, you can input your zipcode to find out the racial makeup, income, home values (increase/decline), and education levels of any neighborhood. Data is from the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
View the New York Times in digital microfilm format from January, 2008.
Please be aware there are known viewing problems with the Proquest digital microfilm when using Internet Explorer in library locations. To avoid these problems we recommend using the Chrome or Firefox browsers when using this product. These issues may or may not occur with remote access.
Newspaper Archive (CLP Only)
NO Remote Access
An historical newspaper database which contains newspapers from every state and 7 foreign countries- over 2,434 titles. The archive's newspapers date from 1759 to the present.
Provides more than 1,000 full-text newspapers, providing more than 39 million full-text articles. This database contains comprehensive full text for major newspapers and more than 1,111,000 TV & radio news transcripts. Updated daily.
Includes fiction authors, titles and themes. Provides suggestions of books that are similar to those of a particular author or a certain title.
Information about more than 38,000 fiction titles of interest to students in grades K-8. Full text reviews from professional journals and book talks for selected titles are available in this database.
NOZA
NO Remote Access
ONLY available in the Foundation Center at CLP-Main.
The NOZASearch database helps nonprofits identify, cultivate, and solicit major gifts for their organizations and is considered one of the top 5 most used prospect research tools. NOZA information comes from publicly available sources, including annual reports and donor lists. The database lists nearly 50 million donations to U.S. nonprofits, providing access to donor name, gift amount, donation type, gift year, recipient organization and more.

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Remote Access (CLP card)
Opera in Video allows library cardholders to watch opera on demand and free of charge. This frequently updated database contains streaming video of great operas from the Baroque period through the 20th century as well as interviews and documentaries focusing on opera.
Full text of books that cover both sides of social issues.
Mobile App
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Reputable art encyclopedias including Grove Art Online, The Oxford Companion to Western Art, Benezit Dictionary of Artists, Encyclopedia of Aesthetics, and The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms.
NO Remote Access
Contains the complete text of the Oxford English Dictionary from its 20-volume Second Edition and its 3-volume Additions Series.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Includes The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Grove Music Online (includes the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Grove Dictionary of Jazz and Grove Dictionary of Opera) and The Oxford Companion to Music.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Full-text entries from over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries on subjects such as art, history, languages, literature, philosophy, quotations, science, and more.

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Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources, access to 21 of the databases listed here.
Four series of passenger lists containing over 6 million names of immigrants from Germany, Italy, Russia and the famine years of Ireland.
Philanthropy In/Sight
NO Remote Access
ONLY available in the Foundation Center at CLP-Main.
Philanthropy In/Sight is an interactive mapping tool designed for grantmakers, policymakers, researchers, academics - anyone interested in the impact of philanthropy around the world today. Using a wide range of customization options, users can quickly create maps that reveal patterns of giving and funding relationships.
The Pittsburgh Courier (ProQuest Historical Newspapers)
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Explore local history with this full-text archive of The Pittsburgh Courier. Covers the years 1911-2002.
Information about scholarships for students of all ages, but primarily high school seniors.
Articles posted on post-gazette.com since 1998. Does not include the entire archives of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
View the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in digital microfilm format from January, 2009.
Please be aware there are known viewing problems with the Proquest digital microfilm when using Internet Explorer in library locations. To avoid these problems we recommend using the Chrome or Firefox browsers when using this product. These issues may or may not occur with remote access.
A searchable directory of the 1,400 Southwestern Pennsylvania member companies of the Pittsburgh Technology Council.
Site search is limited to articles published on the website since 2001. Does not include all articles published by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources, access to 21 of the databases listed here.
Contains the full-text for more than 80 of the most popular elementary school magazines. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexiles). Also, features Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia, providing students with easy-to-read encyclopedic entries written specifically for kids.

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For over 100 years, Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature has become the ultimate index of subjects in the popular press, has earned the trust of researchers at all levels, and has been hailed by Library Journal as one of the "50 Best Reference Sources for the Millennium." All the information from 44 Readers' Guide annuals in a single database that you can search easily and precisely; access to over 3 million article citations from approximately 375 leading magazines; many of the articles are peer reviewed.
Mobile App
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Reference Universe searches the complete indexes of more than 10,000 designated reference titles, and then indicates which titles are in the collection at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s Main Library. Nearly 2,000 of these titles are online editions. Reference Universe places the reference collection of Carnegie Library’s Main Library at your fingertips and is updated monthly.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
  • U.S. Businesses: Information on 14 million U.S. Businesses
  • International Business: Profiles of 3 million international businesses with information from OneSource
  • New Businesses: Find newly registered businesses by date and location
  • U.S. Residential: Information on 135 million US households
Please contact Reference USA at 1.800.808.1113 if you have any problems accessing the database with your Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh library card.
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Step-by-step resume instruction, job search advice, and career information are available to you via the ResumeMaker portal. Users can create a free account to save document drafts and other career information. Also contains job and career-related video clips and tutorials.

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Electronic access to over 1,000 articles on diseases, disorders, treatments, procedures, specialties, anatomy, biology, and medical issues. Also contains over 400 photographs and illustrations. This electronic resource includes the entire contents of both Magill's Medical Guide and Salem Press's reference book, Cancer.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Salem History provides full-text digital access to primary source documents and reference resources from prehistory through the present day. Historical fields covered include religion, sports, American history, world history, and interdisciplinary biographies.
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Searchable literary criticism of selected authors and works. More titles added as they arrive. Current offerings include volumes on Toni Morrison and Jane Austen, and individual works by Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Online access to Salem Press's Forensics Science Reference. Science reference itles will be added to the Salem Science portal as purchased.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Sanborn fire insurance maps are the most frequently consulted maps in both public and academic libraries. Sanborn maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.
ScienceDirect from Elsevier offers more than 11 million full text journal articles and book chapters from peer reviewed periodicals and critically reviewed monographs. ScienceDirect's extensive and unique full text database covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, including high-impact factor titles such as THE LANCET, Cell and Tetrahedron, covering the full range of current scientific research across all fields. Access to Science Direct is available to the general public, and full-text articles can be obtained through arrangement with the Reference Services Dept. of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh through e-mail (info@carnegielibrary.org) or phone (412.622.3175).
100% full-text database covering the sciences. Includes the full text from 360 journals from Wilson's Applied Science, Biological & Agricultural, and General Science databases, as well as science related articles from other Wilson databases.
Mobile App
Magazine & journal articles, reference books, websites and more on science topics from biology to polymorphism.
Mobile App
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Science Experiments and more. This database will not only help you find a science experiment, but it will provide definitions, diagrams, facts, timelines, and essays, too.
Animated, dinosaur-themed search interface for kids in grades K - 8. Searches content from Primary Search and Middle Search Plus.
Full-text articles and graphics from newspapers and magazines for elementary and middle school students.
Remote Access (CLP card)
Listen to world, folk and traditional music online.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Online access to Standard & Poor's stock, bond and mutual fund research and reports plus the investment newsletter The Outlook. Also includes access to in-depth S&P Industry Reports [no remote access], Corporation Records and directories of corporations, their executives and securities dealers in North America.
NO Remote Access
The Statistical Abstract of the United States is an annual one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic state of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. This database replaces the print edition of the Statistical Abstract which is no longer published as a government document.

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Provides abstract information from over 260 of the most popular teacher and administrator trade journals.
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Database of college, graduate & vocational schools that also offers test preparation & practice exams for high school, college entrance, professional certification and licensing, military, and civil service.
Mobile App
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Explore 20th-century theatre history via this streaming video database. Contents include the complete BBC Shakespeare performances, live television broadcasts from the 1950s, experimental theatre of the 60s and 70s, important contemporary performances, and theatre documentaries.
Students can search the TFS databases for scholarships and other forms of financial aid, take personality and career aptitude tests, and search for detailed college information. TuitionFundingSources.com also maintains a large database of athletic scholarships. When registering, new users should select "Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh" as their school.
TumbleBooks add animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books, producing an electronic picture book which you can read or have read to you. You'll also find chapter books, math stories, puzzles and games, and videos. All content is available for PCs and Macs. Some content is also available for use on iPhones/iPads. To access, select "mobile" from the "Choose" menu in the top right corner.

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One-stop source for U.S. history, including primary documents, full-text articles, images, maps and more.
Mobile App
Remote Access (CLP Card)
View USA Today in digital microfilm format from January, 2009.
Please be aware there are known viewing problems with the Proquest digital microfilm when using Internet Explorer in library locations. To avoid these problems we recommend using the Chrome or Firefox browsers when using this product. These issues may or may not occur with remote access.
USA Trade Online (Limited Access*)
NO Remote Access
A sister website to STAT-USA by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce it provides U.S. import and export data on over 18,000 commodities.
*ONLY accessible in Downtown & Business and Reference Services in the Main Library in Oakland; fee-based offsite.
NO Remote Access
There are eight collections you can search, all using the same search page or interface. You can also select any one or combination of the collections. Use Advanced Search to search by document number, Sudoc or related identifiers if you know them.

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Remote Access (CLP Card)
View the Wall Street Journal in digital microfilm format from January, 2008.
Please be aware there are known viewing problems with the Proquest digital microfilm when using Internet Explorer in library locations. To avoid these problems we recommend using the Chrome or Firefox browsers when using this product. These issues may or may not occur with remote access.
One-stop source for world history, including primary documents, full-text articles, images, maps and more.
Mobile App
Streaming video of more than 8,000 newsreels produced in the middle of the twentieth century. These films, produced from 1929 through the 1960s, provide a unique resource highlighting how we learned about and lived through the events that occurred during some of the most significant years of the 20th Century. The content is drawn from the US, France, Holland and Japan, providing an unusual opportunity to see the news of the day from a perspective that isn’t always American.
Remote Access (CLP Card)
Search the holdings of more than 9,000 libraries at one time. If you find something that you want, and Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh doesn't have it, you can use Interlibrary Loan to borrow the item.
Non-CLP cardholders: Search WorldCat
A global science gateway-accelerating scientific discovery and progress through a multilateral partnership to enable federated searching of national and international scientific databases and portals.

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Choose from more than 300 free digital magazines, including Consumer Reports, Cosmopolitan, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, Newsweek, Rolling Stone, Seventeen and Us Weekly. Opt in for an email notification when new issues of your selected magazines are available.

Several Zinio magazine titles are no longer being offered to libraries. Back issues will continue to be available, but no new issues will be received. We regret the loss of the titles, but hope you will find other titles of interest in the continuing and newly added titles in our collection.

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More about our Databases

Many of our databases allow you to do all or some of the following:

  • Find full-text articles primary sources, multimedia (videos, photos, audio) and more 24/7 from wherever you are.
  • Download, email or print information.
  • Get complete citation information for common citation formats.
  • Listen to articles.
  • Find images and multimedia resources to use in reports and projects.
  • Set up email search alerts for new articles on your topic.
  • Translate information into a variety of languages.
  • Create a free account to save searches, articles, notes and more.
  • Search on your phone or other mobile device with a free database app. (Look for the "App" link next to the database listing.)

Why not just search the Web?

  • No guarantee of current or accurate information.
  • Won't find most of what's included in library databases.
  • Fewer full-text articles.
  • More difficult to narrow down your results.
  • Lots of sponsored or commercial sites and information.

Logging on from home or work?

You can log into most of the databases listed below from outside the library using your library barcode number. Go to Get a Library Card if you don't have one. Databases specified with "No Remote Access" must be used from a computer within the library. "Remote Access (CLP Card)" databases are only accessible with a Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP) library card. Databases for non-CLP cardholders.

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Having problems? See our Troubleshooting Tips or contact us.

Have other questions about our databases? Ask a Librarian using the method of your choice.