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Art in Pittsburgh and Western PA @ Pitt: Home

Designed to assist you in researching art from Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania

Ask us!

Not sure what you're looking for?  

  • Stop by  
  • Email us and we can help you find books and articles

You're also welcome to  

  • Browse in the reading room
  • Browse the New Books shelf to your left as you enter the library
  • Request books from the catalog at the front desk. 

Librarians you can contact by email or stop by to speak with: 

Kate Joranson: k.joranson@pitt.edu

Kiana Jones: krg51@pitt.edu

About This Guide

This guide was designed to assist you in researching art from Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.

Welcome

Welcome to our Reading Room in the Frick Fine Arts Library, University Library System, at the University of Pittsburgh.

Search Techniques

Write a list of search terms

  • Before you begin searching create lists of keywords that describe your topic.
  • Use a thesaurus to stimulate your word choice and to generate synonyms for the concept

Use Subject Headings

Refine your search in PittCat+

  • Refining your search to the Frick Fine Arts Library Location can be helpful if you want to make sure an item is located in this library.

Document your search

  • Once you begin searching, document what is returned by your first query.  Scan the summaries of these results for related terms that will help you refine your keywords. 

Art Librarian

Kate Joranson
Contact:
Head, Frick Fine Arts Library
149 Frick Fine Arts Building
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