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Creativebug is an online collection of 1000+ crafting classes. The Creativebug platform features chapter divisions, note-taking tools, 20-second rewind and more. Users can save favorite classes, receive personalized recommendations, and download patterns, templates, and recipes.

Cricket Media Collection

This collection includes hundreds of e-books from renowned family publisher Cricket Media. It can help build strong literacy skills in students from grades pre-K to 8 by offering digital access to award-winning, short-form fiction and nonfiction titles. This unique e-book collection explores a wide range of subjects to help young readers explore and expand their worlds.

D&B Business Browser*

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

National and international coverage of companies and industries, including key executives, history, detailed financial information and news. Includes in-depth reports on market information. Great for research on large companies and their foreign patents and subsidiaries. *Formerly known as  OneSource Global Business Browser.

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.


Develop basic computer skills through a series of interactive video trainings. Offers resources on accessing the Internet, using a mouse and keyboard, creating an email account, and more. Trainings are offered in Spanish and English.

DRAM Online

A scholarly resource of recordings, including liner notes and essays, from New World Records, Composers Recordings (CRI) and other labels such as Albany, Frog Peak, Mode, and XI.

This resource can only be viewed on site

Drama for Students

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Provides critical overviews of the most-studied plays of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Includes discussions of themes, characters, critical reception, dramatic devices and traditions as well as cultural and historical context.

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.