Access to full-text resources from off-campus is easy!
Search as you normally do, click on the link to full-text, log in with your Pitt email login and password, and you're good to go for your entire searching session! Access will work best if you stay in the same browser.
You've found some great citations, but how do you get the full-text? Findingfull-text can sometimes be tricky. Try these steps when you have a citation:
1. Start by searching 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.
2. Search for the journal via our E-Journal Search:
The E-Journal Search will tell you if we have an online subscription to the journal or publication you are seeking. Search by the Journal title, and the result list will list the years available online.
3. Maybe it's not online:
Not all publications are available online, or the ULS may not have an online subscription to the publication you are seeking. Search PITTCat Classic for the journal title to see if we have it in paper. If we do, you can go to the library that has it, or request that volume using the Get It system (see box at right).
If you don't find it in PITTCat Classic, you can request the article for free through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). ILL lets you request books or articles that the ULS doesn't have. Find out more in the box to the right, or on the Interlibrary Loan page. .
Get It! offers delivery of items that are not checked out to a library location that is most convenient for you! Get it! lets everyone request delivery of books from any ULS library, ULS Storage, and regional campuses.
After finding a book, click on the Get It! symbol in the catalog record, and fill out the form. Log in using your University Computing Account (email) username and password.
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