PITTCat+is the gateway searching tool for all of the materials owned by the University Library system (ULS), including articles, books, e-books, journals, e-journals, e-audio and e-video, digital images, government documents, microfilm and movies.
PITTCat Classic is our library catalog. It will help you find books, magazines, videos, and other whole items in our collection. PITTCat Classic does not lead you to individual articles, but will let you search for a particular journal.
Search both digitized material as well as finding aids for all of the ULS archival and manuscript holdings. A separate search on finding aids will provide you with background information and an inventory of the records found within our archival and manuscript collections. See our Guide to Using the Archives for information on how to use our finding aids!
Combining Search Terms - You can craft complex searches using Boolean operators AND, OR, and NOT. These operators must be written in ALL CAPS. The PITTCat+ searching default is the AND operator.
Phrase Searching - PITTCat+ allows for phrase searching with the use of “ “. For example, the search "pittsburgh renaissance" will find items with the phrase pittsburgh renaissance in them.
Wildcard and Truncation – You can use wildcards (* and ?) symbols to search PITTCat+.