Welcome Pitt EXCEL scholars!
Use this guide to assist your research throughout your Summer Research Internship. You will find helpful library resources, resources for literature reviews, and more!
Welcome to the ULS!
This guide is meant to help with using library resources and conducting literature reviews as part of the Pitt EXCEL Program. If you have any questions at any time, the library workers at the Bevier Engineering Library are here to help!
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, movie, and more!
You can request material through PittCat using Get It, even for material that we do not own. You must be signed in, then click on the item you need to see the full menu of options available.
Use 'Request' to receive print materials from a Pitt library or ULS - Thomas Blvd. for No-Contact Pick-Up or Home Delivery.
To make a request:
Additional questions? Please contact us so we can work with you to try and get the material you need.
Tips for Searching PittCat:
Finding Full-Text with Google Scholar:
Learn how to set up Library Links through Google Scholar to access full-text content.
Searching for eBooks in PittCat:
Follow these steps to access PittCat,
Finding Engineering Books:
In addition to the Bevier Engineering Library, books that may be relevant to your research might also be found at other ULS libraries or the ULS Storage Facility. If you would like to send a book to the Engineering Library from another ULS Library, use the Get It function on the item record page.
*Please note that to request a book from the Health Sciences Library System (Falk Library), you will need to submit an Interlibrary Loan request*
eBook Providers @ Pitt:
Pitt has a variety of eBooks from the following vendors, each of which can be searched by subject. See the eBooks @ Pitt guide for more information.