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.
Subject headings describe the main subjects or topics covered in a book. All book and ebook items in PittCat are labeled with subject headings to help users quickly find the subjects they need. Searching by subject heading is also a great way to quickly search for specific subject areas. To search by subject heading, use Browse, then select Library of Congress Subject Headings, and enter your term.
The general subject heading for this class could be:
Because the ULS has such a large collection, subject headings are often broken down into subheadings. For example:
To find materials on a particular author, search the author’s name by last name first name. For critical material on that author’s work, look for the subheading CRITICISM and INTERPRETATION. For example: