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Inorganic Chemistry - Johnstown Campus: Library Scavenger Hunt

A guide to resources for CHEM1131 library and research projects

Owen Library Maps

These maps show the layouts of the two floors of Owen Library. You can print them out and mark them up for your scavenger hunt assignment.

Interlibrary Loan

If the book you need is unavailable at the Owen Library, consider requesting it through interlibrary loan. There are three options:

Option 1--Use this option if you've located the book through a search in Pittcat:

  • Click on the GET IT! link.
  • IMPORTANT! Change pick up location setting to Johnstown Lending.

Option 2--Use this option if the book you are seeking is unavailable in any of the University Library System libraries:

  • Click on the EZ Borrow tab on Pittcat+ or link on Pittcat Classic.
  • Login with your Pitt ID number (begins 2P000.....)
  • Be sure you identify Johnstown Lending as your pick up location.

Option 3--Use this option if the book you are seeking is unavailable in any of the University Library System libraries or EZ Borrow libraries:


Search PITTCat+ for articles, books, & more



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.


Searching for Books

The PITTCat+ search box searches for materials of all types, including books, articles, videos, and online documents. Use the checkboxes in the Refine your search column on the left-hand side to focus your search by various parameters including content type, author, subject, and library location.

  • For books, check Book/eBook under Content Type
  • For books in Owen Library, check Johnstown Campus Library under Library Location
  • Other helpful refinements include Subject Terms and Genre. Click on the more... link to see the full lists

Finding journals

To find a specific journal, use PittCat Classic. Follow the steps below:

1. Go to PittCat Classic at

2. Using the Quick Search, type the journal name into the search box and change the drop-down menu to "Journal Title".

3. Click into the journal's catalog record. Check to see where the journal is located. If it's available online, click the link for access. If you are working off-campus, you may need to enter your Pitt username and password to access full-text content