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2021 Katz Research and Library Introduction - Oakland Campus

Use this guide to learn about key library resources and services available at Pitt for Master of Science Students

Research Support

Getting stuck? Can't find what you are looking for? Not sure where to start? Unable to access a database?

  • For more immediate assistance and trouble shooting technical/access issues, use the chat box below.
  • To set up an appointment or to ask business research questions, contact the business librarian, Chloe Dufour at

Business Databases Tutorial

The Business Databases Tutorial is linked below. Note: while in the tutorial, you will need to open these databases in a new window. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

This tutorial will help you become familiar with some of the major business resources available at Pitt: 

  • IBISWorld
  • Mergent Online 
  • Business Source Complete

Katz Academic Research Tutorial

The Academic Research Tutorial is linked below. 

There are 5 parts to this tutorial, and it should take approximately 30 minutes to complete.

After completing this tutorial, you should be able to:

  • Differentiate between types of sources
  • Generate keywords and phrases
  • Search for and find relevant types of sources in PittCat
  • Describe the components of a scholarly/academic article
  • Identify APA Style citations and references