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Data Axle (formerly Reference Solutions/ReferenceUSA)

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Access to the following directories:

  • U.S. Businesses: Information on 14 million U.S. Businesses
  • New Businesses: Find newly registered businesses by date and location
  • U.S. Residential: Information on 135 million US households.

Please contact Reference USA at 1.800.808.1113 if you have any problems accessing the database with your Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh library card.

First Research

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

First Research® industry reports offer extensive industry research written from an objective business perspective to help you become a trusted industry advisor. With industry statistics and industry news updated monthly, First Research industry profiles offer the most timely and recent industry information available so you can keep up with the market changes. Each report consists of key statistics and analysis on market and competitive landscape characteristics, operating conditions, business challenges, industry trends, current and historical industry growth, and more.

When entering First Research you will be prompted to enter an email address. An email address is necessary in order to be able to download First Research reports.

Gale Directory Library

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Online versions of several business-related reference books:

  • Brands and Their Companies
  • Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media
  • National Directory of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Trade Shows Worldwide

Gale Presents: Udemy

Gale Presents: Udemy is an online learning platform that provides instruction for adults who want to upskill for a new job, advance in their current profession, or deepen a personal interest. Gale Presents: Udemy connects you to more than 6,000 video-based courses in business, technology, software, and personal development—and nearly 2,000 courses are taught by instructors in their native language (French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish).  

Learn how to code, prep for IT certifications, sharpen leadership skills, produce a podcast, increase office productivity, tap into your creativity, and more. 

Please note: A Microsoft or Google email address is required to set up a Gale Presents: Udemy account.

Key Business Ratios

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Key Business Ratios on the Web (KBR) provides immediate online access to industry financial benchmarking data. This powerful tool lets researchers examine industry benchmarks compiled from D&B®’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios (users choose a one-year or three-year set of ratios) for public and private companies in 800 lines of business.

Legal Forms

Hundreds of Pennsylvania legal forms ranging from Adoption to Workers Compensation law, including divorce, real estate, landlord/tenant agreements, wills and other commonly used forms.

LinkedIn Learning (formerly

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Learn the latest tools and techniques with access to over 16,000 online courses in 7 different languages. LinkedIn Learning (formerly provides award-winning education with video training tutorials. Experienced instructors will keep you current on the latest technologies.

LinkedIn Learning for Library can be accessed with your CLP library card and PIN. No LinkedIn profile is required for access.

If you had a account, your data will migrate into your new LinkedIn Learning account. This includes prior course completions, in-progress courses, and playlists (which are called “Collections” in LinkedIn Learning). The data will not be pre-populated. When you first login to LinkedIn Learning, it may take up to an hour for your prior data to transfer into your new account.


Moody’s/Mergent Manual Archive

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

Online Access to the complete contents of all back issues of the following Moody’s or Mergent Manuals to 1909.

This resource can only be viewed on site