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Ancestry Library Edition

Remote access to this resource has been temporarily expanded to library cardholders through June 30, courtesy of ProQuest and its partner Ancestry.

A comprehensive source of information for conducting genealogical and local history research.

American Physical Society Journals Online

This database is only available from Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh locations.

Online access from within the library to full-text APS journals.

American Music

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

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. Of particular interest is the index by historical event. 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 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.

Alexander Street Press

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

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.

African American Experience

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Full text information on African American history and culture.

ACLU American Civil Liberties Union Papers: Parts I & II

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

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.

Academic OneFile

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

 

A.M. Best’s Library

This resource only available from within a CLP Library location.

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.