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19th & 20th Century American Railroad Journals

Carnegie Library digitized 186 volumes of 19th & 20th Century American railroad journals. These titles comprise state of the art professional and technical literature of the period, reflecting the primary role the railroads played in the United States, and of Andrew Carnegie’s commitment to promote industrial and technological advancement through the public library. These materials were scanned as part of the Lyrasis Mass Digitization Collaborative, with support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

19th Century U.S. Newspapers

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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 World Business

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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

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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.

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Academic OneFile

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


ACLU American Civil Liberties Union Papers: Parts I & II

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Part I: Making of Modern Law, 1912-1990

The American Civil Liberties Union Papers, 1912-1995 collection of papers spans the majority of the twentieth century and focuses on civil rights, civil liberties, race, gender, and issues relating to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Part II: Southern Regional Office

This collection is comprised of digitized materials documenting the ACLU’s legal battle to enforce the Civil Rights Act of 1964 in thirteen Southern states. Consisting of case files, correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, and more, this collection offers a primary source perspective on civil rights issues from voting rights to the dismantling of the Jim Crow system.

Alexander Street Press

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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 Music: 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.
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American Marketplace

American Marketplace, a digital exhibition comprised of manufacturer’s and mail-order retail catalogs tracks the development of American industrialization and its relationship to the consumer class. Many well-known companies in industries such as agriculture, shipping, railroad, automotive, and early aviation are represented in the American Marketplace collection, as well as the mail-order catalogs that sold their products to the new middle class. Together, they tell the story of American industry and domestic economy, the American workplace and American home life, in a time of rapid growth.