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Library Resources for Advisors - Oakland Campus: Welcome

An electronic guide highlighting library resources and services to students in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.

The University Library System

The University of Pittsburgh libraries and collections provide an abundant amount of information and services to our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and researchers. In fiscal year 2012, the University’s 25 libraries and collections have surpassed 6.6 million volumes. In addition, they contain more than 5.5 million microforms, and over 279,000 current serials.

Where do I start?

The University Library System is more than just books! This guide will link you to resources and services to help students succeed at the University. Use the resources on this guide for more information about:

. . . Places to Study

The libraries at Pitt are open during hours that are convenient for all study times and can be used for group work or quiet study. 

. . . Getting help at the Library

Students are always welcome to talk to a librarian.  Librarians can help save time and work by helping to navigate the library's wide range of resources and services.

. . . Find sources for research

Starting research can be tough, but using the library catalog, PITTCat+ and library databases can help students find the sources they need to complete their research.

Assessment in Action

This project is part of the program “Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success” which is undertaken by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) in partnership with the Association for Institutional Research and the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities. The program, a cornerstone of ACRL's Value of Academic Libraries initiative, is made possible by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.