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Course & Subject Guides

Race, Immigration, and US-Latin American Relations - Oakland Campus

This guide will assist students in Dr. Morgenstern's PS 1381 class with their research.

Suggested Books

Below are a few suggested books. To look for further books on your topic, please search in PittCat

PittCat

undefined 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.

Searching Techniques

Phrase Searching - PittCat allows for phrase searching with the use of “  “. For example, the search "climate change" will find items with the phrase climate change in them.

Wildcard and Truncation – You can use wildcards (* and ?) symbols to search PittCat.

Advanced Searching - Check the Advanced Search for more tips and techniques to enhance your search, including Boolean Operators (AND, OR, NOT). Note: Boolean Operators must be entered in all uppercase/capital letters.

Save, Email, & Export

push pinAs you search in PittCat, you can keep track of important items by saving them to your Saved Records list.  To save a record you must be signed into PittCat.  Select the record you want to save, and select the push pin icon in the upper right of that record.

To see your saved records, you can click on the push pin next to your name in the upper right corner or click on your name to open the drop-down menu and select My Favorites. Select the Saved Records heading to see a list of those items you have saved.

You can print, email, or export your selected items individually or as a selected group.

Use the EndNote/Zotero feature to save the items to import into citation management products.

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.