Instructors often ask students to find “scholarly”, “academic”, or “peer reviewed” sources of information for their research. These terms all refer to the same type of information – sources based on in-depth research, and are considered higher in quality and more reliable for your research.
These sources can range from chapters within books or entire books, or journal articles, but all have common characteristics that can help you recognize that type of information.
Although worldwide access to physical materials is very limited at this time, if we do not have electronic access to a particular book, article, or other resource in our collection, you can request access locally or from another library through our free interlibrary loan services.
If you have any questions about this, please contact us so we can work with you to try and get the material you need.
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.
PITTCat Classic is our library catalog. It will help you find books, magazines, videos, and other whole items in our collection. PITTCat Classic does not lead you to individual articles, but will let you search for a particular journal.