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Play Index (H.W. Wilson)

Indexes classic and historical plays, along with the works of contemporary playwrights. Play Index covers new editions and translations, and includes descriptive annotations to summarize the plot and indicate musical requirements.


This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

PressReader is a digital newsstand featuring hundreds of the world’s most popular newspapers & magazines. Recent Pittsburgh Post-Gazette issues included. Limit publications by language or country to narrow your search and quickly find newspapers and magazines.

Readers’ Guide Retrospective

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

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.

Reference Universe

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

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.

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Regional Business News

Regional Business News includes comprehensive full text regional business information from newspapers, local trade publications and newswires. Find coverage of local businesses in the United States and Canada, emerging industries, and information for business planning.

Researching Your Art (Research Guide)

Few things are as exciting as discovering a painting that’s been hiding in the attic or rediscovering one that’s been on the wall for years. When you find such a “hidden treasure,” all sorts of questions arise: Where did this come from? Who is this artist? Are they famous? and of course, how much is it worth?!? Where do you start?  While the folks on the Antiques Roadshow make it look really easy, researching art and determining its value is a highly-trained profession; however, there are a number of sources that you can use to do a preliminary search or to get a general idea.

Salem Health

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

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.

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 include religion, sports, American history, world history, and interdisciplinary biographies.