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It's seldom that I can unreservedly recommend a product for all libraries everywhere, but with this pricing model and such content, I certainly can for Salem Health. An extraordinary reference resource.

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Online Products

The content schools and libraries purchase from Salem can be delivered as you see fit. In print. Online. To an unlimited number of users, anywhere they need those resources. And without restrictions on how long your content is yours.


Any school or library with reference content included in Salem's health, history, literature and science fields is entitled to online access to that content. This access is an inherent part of our product. Period.

How It Works

  1. Purchase any of our titles through our online shopping cart or by calling (800) 221-1592.
  2. When you receive your print purchase, use the unique activation key on the back inside cover of Volume 1 to gain access to your online content.
  3. Start enjoying Salem's award-winning content!

*While a substantial number of our current and past reference is available online now, Salem will be updating some of these works in the future. When a title is updated, customers must purchase the new edition to have access to it online. Past editions - once replaced by revised editions - will not be available in Salem databases.

The online database includes a number of up-to-the-minute features:

Complimentary with print purchase

  • Fully supported
  • Unlimited users at your library
  • Remote access from home or dorm room
  • Immediate access via online registration
  • A simple, intuitive interface
  • User profile areas for students and patrons
  • Sophisticated search functions
  • Complete content, including appendixes
  • Fully illustrated

New Additions
Salem Press has recently updated our online platform with all new features, search capabilities and a great new design. It is now easier than ever before to access all Salem Press' award-winning content in one database.

Users now have improved search functions to easily find the information they are looking for. Plus, research is made simple with options to Save, Print or Email any article in the database. There is also an added feature that provides a formal citation for each article in either MLA, APA or Chicago style.

Those with prior purchases of Salem reference can activate their content online or with a phone call. Just dial (800) 221-1592.

Qualifying Institutions
Activation of the Salem Press database entitles a library to unlimited use of that title by patrons or students using the library both on site and remotely. Salem allows one online activation per print copy purchased. If your library system, school district, or college has multiple libraries, please call 800-221-1592 for special multi-site pricing that will allow sharing.

Salem Online is available to consortia, statewide programs or other multiple-institution purchasing groups. For details, please call us at: (800) 221-1592.