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Urban Skills Seminar - Lawrenceville Neighborhood: Getting Started

The guide is designed to assist students taking the URBNST 1300 with Prof. Michael Glass and help enhance their basic basic research and communication skills relevant to work in urban settings.

Searching Techniques

Combining Search Terms  - You can craft complex searches using Boolean operators AND, OR, and  NOT. These operators must be written in ALL CAPS.  The PITTCat+ searching default is the AND operator.

Phrase Searching - PITTCat+ allows for phrase searching with the use of “  “. For example, the search "pittsburgh renaissance" will find items with the phrase pittsburgh renaissance in them.

Wildcard and TrucationYou can use wildcard (*) and truncation (?) symbols to search PITTCat+.

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.

PITTCat+

PittCat+, University of Pittsburgh, University Library System

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.

 

"Searching PITTCat+" Handout

Urban Studies Liaison Librarian

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Boris Michev
Contact:
G73 Hillman Library
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
412-383-4218
Skype Contact: borishmichev

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Geographic and Spatial Data Services

Geographic and Spatial Data Services are part of Hillman Library's Digital Scholarship Commons (G49). We provide support for locating spatial data and for basic use of GIS (Geographic Information Systems) software and tools. In addition, several workstations in the Digital Scholarship Commons (Room G49) are equipped with ArcGIS, QGis, and other spatial software. For more information as well as to schedule an appointment, please go to to the DSC page.