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The Dictators - Oakland Campus

This guide will support students' research in Dr. Holstein's HIST 0190 class.


PittCat PittCat is the main searching tool for all of the materials owned by the University Library System (ULS), including articles, books, ebooks, journal articles, ejournals, audio and video, digital images, government documents, microfilm and movies.

Finding Books

Books can be found using Library online catalog, PittCat, or catalogs such as WorldCat, an index to books, maps and other resources owned by libraries throughout the World. When searching PittCat and WorldCat, here are some subject headings to try:



This phrase can be copied into a Subject Search in PittCat. Searches can be narrowed further if needed by browsing through related subjects for an appropriate subject heading.

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:

If you have any questions about this, please contact us so we can work with you to try and get the material you need.