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Salem History

This resource is available to CLP cardholders only.

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.

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.

Slavery And Anti-Slavery: Parts I-IV

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Slavery and Anti-Slavery includes collections on the transatlantic slave trade, the global movement for the abolition of slavery, the legal, personal, and economic aspects of the slavery system, and the dynamics of emancipation in the U.S. as well as in Latin America, the Caribbean, and other regions.

Part I: Debates over Slavery and Abolition                           

Part II: Slave Trade in the Atlantic World

Part III: The Institution of Slavery                                           

Part IV: The Age of Emancipation



Discover music from Pittsburgh’s vibrant, diverse local music scene. STACKS offers a continuously growing collection of music from Pittsburgh artists for streaming. Tracks are available for download with a valid library card.

Statistical Abstract of the United States

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

The Statistical Abstract of the United States is an annual one-volume, comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic state of the United States. Use the Abstract as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information both in print and on the Web. This database replaces the print edition of the Statistical Abstract which is no longer published as a government document.

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