Smithsonian Collection Online: Trade Catalogs & Merchandising

The evolution of business is inextricably linked with American and international history and identity. You can now explore this aspect of American and international life via catalogs, pamphlets, advertising materials, … Continued

Salem History

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only. Salem History provides full-text digital access to primary source documents and reference resources from prehistory through the present day. Historical fields covered … Continued


This comprehensive e-resource draws on the connections between the environment and a variety of disciplines such as agriculture, education, law, health and technology. Topics covered include: Global climate change Green … Continued

Biography in Context

Full text biographical information on a wide variety of people ranging from historical figures to present-day newsmakers.

AP Multimedia Archives/AP Images

Current and historic photos and graphics from the Associated Press.

American Music

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.