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Introduction to Shakespeare - Oakland Campus: Finding Books at Pitt

Designed to assist students in ENGLIT 580.

PITTCat Classic

PITTCat Classic will help you find books, magazines, videos, and other whole items in our collection.  PITTCat Classic will not lead you to individual articles, but will let you search for a particular journal.

Searching PITTCat Classic

You can search PITTCat three ways:  Author/Title/Subject, Keyword, and Advanced Keyword.  To choose the method you wish to use, click on the appropriate button in the PITTCat  main screen.

When searching in PITTCat:

  • Omit all punctuation.
  • Don’t worry about capital letters.
  • Use the New Search button to start a new search.
  • Click on the Help button for a better understanding of the search screen you are viewing.

Type of Search

Search Tips

Example

Author

Enter author’s last name first, then first name or initial

Omit all punctuation except for hyphenated names

twain mark  or   lovecraft h

 

rhys-davies

Title

Omit initial articles (a, an, the, der, la, el, etc.)

catcher in the rye

Journal Title

Omit initial articles (a, an, the, der, la, el, etc.)

 

new york times

journal of abnormal psychology

Subject

Use Library of Congress or Medical (MeSH) Subject Headings

Omit dashes in subject search

Use “See Also” and “Notes” to link to additional headings

english literature 17th century

acquired immunodeficiency syndrome

Call Number

Include periods in call numbers

Use a space between the call number and the publication date

pn1994.m379 1992

PITTCat+

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 PITTCat+

Enter your search terms and click on the Search Library button. PITTCat+ will offer correct spellings, and search for variations of our search terms. 

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. If full-text content is available, you can get the full-text by clicking on the item title or the "full text online" link. 

You can Refine Your Results by using the options on the left. Narrow your results to items in the catalog, a specific campus, format, publication date, limiting to scholarly information, and more.

If Full-Text Content is available, you can get the full-text by clicking on the item title or the "full text online" link.