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.
You can begin your Pittcat+ search on the library homepage
In this box, you should enter your search terms and click on the Search button.
The results of your search query will be displayed in a results listing like the example below.
The Result List will include articles, books, e-materials, and images. Click on the title of an item for more detailed information about the item, such as an abstract or the shelf location for a book. For articles, if full-text content is available, you can get the full-text by clicking on the item title or the "full text online" link.
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+.