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Access thousands of reliable research resources with just a few clicks using the search box above.  Select “articles” to search individual journal, magazine and newspaper articles or “databases” to find subject-specific collections of information.

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Oxford Reference Online

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

Full-text entries from over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries on subjects such as art, history, languages, literature, philosophy, quotations, science, and more.


PA POWER Library

Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources provides libraries statewide access to over 20 unique databases for library users of all ages.

  • Academic OneFile
  • AP Images
  • BookFLIX
  • Books and Authors
  • Access PA
  • Business Insights: Essentials
  • Consumer Health Complete
  • Contemporary Authors
  • CyberSmarts
  • eBooks on EBSCOhost
  • Educator’s Reference Complete
  • General OneFile
  • Global Reference on the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources (GREENR)
  • Informe Académico
  • InfoTrac Newsstand
  • InfoTrac Student Edition
  • Kids InfoBits
  • LitFinder
  • Middle School Student Research
  • Pennsylvania Job Resources
  • Primary Search Main Edition
  • Power Search
  • Research in Context
  • Science Reference Center
  • TrueFLIX
This project is made possible in part by Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and through Library Access Funds administered by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Department of Education, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, Governor.




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.



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.

This resource can only be viewed on site

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.