Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Course & Subject Guides

Social Justice Topics @ Pitt: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Resources

This guide was created to celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Finding Books

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 "civil rights" will find items with the phrase civil rights 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.

Find online books, articles and more on Martin Luther King Jr. and other important civil rights era events, people and places.

Use the PittCat Advanced Search to combine keywords in a search string or use these subject term searches:

Find online books, articles and more on Martin Luther King Jr. and other important civil rights era events, people and places. For more resources on the civil rights movement visit the History of the Civil Rights Movement - Oakland Campus LibGuide.

Use the PittCat Advanced Search to combine keywords into a search string or use these subject term searches:

Important Events

Civil Rights Topics