Research Resources

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh holds a diverse collection of digital and physical resources available to the public. Some library research resources require a library card to access. If you are not currently a card holder, find out how to get a library card and access all we have to offer.

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WorldCat (FirstSearch)

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

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 may access WorldCat by visiting

World Newsreels Online, 1929-1966

This resources is available to CLP cardholders only.

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.

World History in Context

One-stop source for world history, including primary documents, full-text articles, images, maps and more.


This resource only available from within a CLP Library location.

Electronic access to Pennsylvania case law, legislation, and statutes.

Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center

The Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center houses datasets from civic organizations throughout Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania. The datasets provide machine- and human-readable information about key statistics and measures collected by the City of Pittsburgh, the Allegheny County government, Port Authority of Allegheny County, and a variety of others.

Datasets are available under open licenses in a variety of formats, including CSV/Excel, HTML, ZIP. Many datasets are compatible with GIS software or accessible via API.

Wall Street Journal Digital Microfilm

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

View the Wall Street Journal in digital microfilm format from January, 2008.

Value Line

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Financial measures, ranks and ratings for thousands of stocks, mutual funds, options, and other securities. Access a variety of investment tools and delve into Value Line’s estimates, projections and historical data. Up to ten simultaneous users are permitted.

USA Trade Online

This resource is available without a library card. 

A sister website to STAT-USA by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. USA Trade Online provides U.S. import and export data on over 18,000 commodities.

United States Serial Set & Congressional Papers

This resource is only available from inside any Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh location.

Search a variety of U.S. Congressional publications, including reports on committee hearings, Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, House and Senate documents, and Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports.

Use Advanced Search to search by document number, Sudoc or related identifiers if you know them.