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An Introduction to the University of Pittsburgh Libraries Fern Brody Associate University Librarian 271 Hillman Library Divided administratively into: University Library System: Director: Rush Miller ( ) Health Sciences Library System:

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an introduction to the university of pittsburgh libraries

An Introduction to theUniversity of Pittsburgh Libraries

Fern Brody

Associate University Librarian

271 Hillman Library

divided administratively into
Divided administratively into:

University Library System:

  • Director: Rush Miller (

Health Sciences Library System:

  • Director: Barbara Epstein (

School of Law Library:

  • Director, George Pike (
Regional campus libraries are also part of the ULS and have access to full resources of Pittsburgh campus libraries
    • Bradford, Johnstown, Greensburg and Titusville
overall collections
Overall Collections
  • More than 5.8 million volumes
  • More than 87,000 journal titles (including e-journals)
  • Hundreds of thousands of e-books
  • More than 700 electronic database resources
lets talk about
Lets talk about:
  • Finding tools
  • Resources
  • Services

Library catalog plus…

  • Integrated article searching
  • Local digital materials (photos,

books, manuscripts, etc.) fully integrated

  • Tables of contents
  • Book reviews, jackets, and summaries
  • Word cloud of associated terms, spelling variants, translated terms, and thesaurus terms
  • Options to easily refine your search based on library location (what can I get here in Hillman?), format (show me books only), how recently published (show me only things published in the last five years), etc.
new catalog spring 2011
New catalog…Spring 2011
  • Library catalog PLUS full text articles
faculty express
Faculty Express
  • Find many services listed in one place
Getting you the books and articles you need:
    • HSLS: Document Express is the document delivery service for the Health Sciences Library System The charge for regular service is $5.00 per document for affiliated users. Rush also available.
    • Barco Law Library delivers books to faculty offices for Law School faculty only
    • All faculty must have valid University of Pittsburgh ID cards to borrow at any library.
work with us to
Work with us to …
  • Start a new scholarly E-journal
  • Transition a print journal to electronic format (including print on demand services)
  • Build a digital collection to support your research and teaching:
    • Image based collections
    • Text based collections
    • Audio collections
  • Create a subject-based archive for global research communities to share research
publishing services we provide
Publishing services we provide:
  • Hardware and software hosting services
  • Graphic design services
  • Scanning and digitization services
  • Consultation in editorial workflow management
  • Training for editors, reviewers, etc.
  • ISSN, DOI (Digital Object Identifier) registration
  • Help in establishing formal acceptance and recognition of your scholarly content
  • Advice on Open Access & e-publishing to share research on a global scale
Provide stable long-term storage and preservation for your research
  • Help you share your work with researchers worldwide
  • Get your work noticed through Google and other search engines
  • Store a variety of formats and file types:
    • Preprints
    • Published articles
    • Technical reports, white papers, policy reports, etc.
    • Conference materials
    • Multimedia files (audio and video)
    • Datasets and other material to support your written research
  • iPhone & Android apps
  • Hours
  • Contact via phone, email, instant messaging
  • Mobile version of library catalog
  • Fall 2010

Barco Law


Health Sciences Library System (HSLS): 6 Schools of the Health Sciences
  • (Medicine, Dental Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Health & Rehab Services
electronic book search
Electronic Book Search

Unique tool searches the full-text of all health –related electronic books

general library services and policies for faculty
General Library Services and Policies for Faculty
  • Unlimited number of books may be borrowed for one term. Items have unlimited renewals.
  • Renew online or by phone
  • Borrow books directly from local libraries including CMU and Carnegie Public Library
  • Borrow books online from more than 50 other near-by universities—Penn State, U of Penn, Rutgers, WVU, etc. via “E-Z Borrow” in PALCI.
more services for faculty
More Services for Faculty
  • Library instruction classes and online guides tailored for any course.
  • Course reserves and E-reserves available in the ULS and HSLS libraries. Audio E-reserves via I-Tune U. See web pages for details.
  • Online request for items from storage.
reference services
Reference Services
  • University Library System has “Ask a Librarian” from homepage or call 648-3330 (phone, email, IM reference service available)
  • Barco Law Library call 648-3125 or email reference is available from the homepage.
  • HSLS has email reference service available from homepage or call 648-8796 and “Ask a Librarian”
next steps
Next Steps
  • Visit your library on campus to learn more about the resources and materials of that specific collection.
  • Contact any library for additional information.
  • Explore the libraries’ websites!