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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

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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.

Salem Literature

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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.

Salem Science

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Online access to Salem Press’s Forensics Science Reference. Science reference titles will be added to the Salem Science portal as purchased.

Sanborn Digital Fire Insurance Maps 1867 – 1970 – Pennsylvania

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 ( or phone (412.622.3175).

Scientific American

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

Full text archives of Scientific American beginning in 1845 through 2005. Select archive from the content menu on the left side (right under the title heading.) In the center of the page, under Issues, select the appropriate time span, or if you have a citation, use the search box in the upper right of the page to find the article.

This resource can only be viewed on site

Short Story Index Retrospective: 1915 – 1983

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Short Story Index Retrospective is the definitive tool for locating historical short stories written between 1915 and 1983, Content Includes bibliographic entries on more than 150,000 short stories published over 150 years, citations to short stories published from the 1830s to the 1980s, from some 350 periodicals and collections of short stories. Subject Indexing Includes: locating stories according to topics and themes, locales where stories take place, genres, names of individuals, peoples, or professions that stories are about.