If you’re looking for articles on a topic, search an Article Database.
Databases are collections of articles that you can search by topic or subject. Most of our databases offer links to the full text of articles.
If you have a citation to an article, search PITTCat+.
PITTCat+ will list all the journals we subscribe to either online or in paper. If the journal is online, the PITTCat+ record will offer a link directly to the journal database. If the ULS doesn’t subscribe to the journal online, PITTCat+ will list any paper volumes and issues we have of that journal.
You can also use the Citation Linker to see if the article you are searching for is available online.
If you’re off-campus try the E-journal search.
You can search by the journal title to find out if we have a particular journal online. Remember that not all journals or issues of journals are available online. To see if we have a journal either online or in paper, search PittCat+ for the journal title.
If we don’t have the journal or article you need, request the article for free through Interlibrary Loan.
The Get It! service allows users access to materials from across the Pitt collection! Get It! lets everyone request the following from any ULS library, ULS Storage, and regional campuses:
To use Get it!
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Watch this Video: Using Get it! to Request Items from Storage
If Pitt Libraries don't have the books you need, you can use E-ZBorrow to request the items from other academic libraries. Borrow an item from one of 70+ other regional libraries -- fast! You will need your Pitt ID number (starts with 2P) to use E-ZBorrow.
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If you cannot find the materials you need from Get It! or E-Z Borrow, try Interlibrary Loan (ILL)! You can order books or articles through this service, that will again be delivered to you for free.
ILL services are available to Pitt students, staff and faculty with a valid Pitt ID and Pitt computing account