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Course & Subject Guides
Do We Own It?
Research databases often list articles from more sources than the library owns. If you already have a reference to a specific article, or a database record does not link to the full text of an article, how can you find out if the article is available?
Enter the title of the journal to see if the year you need is available online.
Full Text Finder
Enter as much information as you have from the reference to see if it can be matched to an online source.
Enter the title of the journal to find out if the library owns a print or electronic version. Records for print journals show what years are available and where. Records for electronic journals link to the webpage for the journal.
Alternatively, search PittCat for the article itself to see whether the full text is linked to its record.
Full Text Finder
Request Material in PittCat
You can request material through PittCat using Get It, even for material that we do not own. You must be signed in and then click on the item you need. Options within the item:
Request This Item
Use this to request print materials from a Pitt library or ULS - Thomas Blvd. for No-Contact Pick-Up or Home Delivery. After finding a book, click on the item, then look for Get It, Request, and follow the prompts.
Request a Scan
Use this to request a scanned book chapter or an article. After finding an article or to request a book chapter, click on the item, then look for Get It, Request, and follow the prompts.
Interlibrary Loan (ILL)
If you identify an item in PittCat that is not available through our collections, you can request it through our Interlibrary Loan (ILL) service.
If you have any questions about this, please contact us so we can work with you to try and get the material you need.