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Environmental Studies Research @ Pitt : PITTCat+

This guide provides information about resources in Environmental Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Using PITTCat+ to Find Books and Articles


PITTCat+ is the search interface for the University Library System (ULS) and allows you to search for content in books, journal articles, newspapers, microforms, e-books, and other sources.

   Search PITTCat+for articles, books, & more


To access PITTCat+, use the search bar on the ULS homepage as you would any web search engine

From the library homepage, select the large PITTCat+ icon at the top-center of the page

Then, enter your search terms as you would in any search engine (e.g. Google).

Refining Your Searches

The search results screen is split into a number of sections as described below:

Search results are listed down the center of the screen by relevance. Results can be re-sorted by date using the drop-down in the top-right of the screen

You may refine your search set using the limiters in the left column of the screen including: Library Location, Year, Content Type (e.g. book, journal, ebook, dvd), Language.

When you select an item, you will be taken to the library catalog record for the item

Sometimes, the interface will recommend a more specific search system for your query and offer links to those research databases.