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Literature Reviews: Classic PITTCat

This guide is designed to offer guidance for completing a literature review, and will link you to resources, techniques, and advanced approaches to conducting and writing a literature review.

Can't Find It?

If we do not have a particular book, article or other resource in our collection, you can borrow it from another campus or local, national or worldwide library through our free interlibrary loan services.

Searching using Subject Headings

All items in our catalog PITTCat Classic are labeled with Subject Headings to help users quickly find the subjects they need. 

Subject headings describe the main subjects or topics covered in a book, as shown by the headings in the red box on the left. All headings are hotlinked to other materials on that same topic.  Simply click on a heading and PITTCat Classic will do a search and retrieve all ohter materials on that topic.

Subject headings can also suggest alternative search terms.  In order to be as precise as possible about the meaning of a subject, subject headings use very specific, controlled vocabulary.   You can look up the right headings for your research by using the Subject Heading Indexes  located at the ground floor Hillman Library Information Desk.

Once you find the headings that fit your topic, you can search those headings by selecting the Subject Heading limiter in the Search By: menu.