Many courses at the Pitt-Greensburg Campus require students to do "local research." This guide will serve as an introduction to the history of Westmoreland County as well as provide links to resources that will help you find statistics for various capstone classes such as management and criminal justice. Others may find this guide useful for genealogical research.
This guide will also provide information for those interested in researching the Pitt-Greensburg campus. A link to the chronology of the Pitt-Greensburg campus is available here.
Archival resources for Westmoreland County are maintained online and at both the Greensburg and Pittsburgh campus. Search under a specific subject to obtain pertinent information or images.
These sample worksheets will help you refine your research topic and understand how to evaluate a scholarly journal article. You may also want to consult our online tutorial, Scholarly Information, or check Evaluating Research Articles From Start to Finish, 3rd. ed., 2011, by Ellen R. Girden. This book is available at several Pitt libraries; click for location and call number.