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HSLS Special Fall 2008 Update Issue

It’s that time of year again—summer is over and it’s time to get back into the swing of things. This special issue of the HSLS Update, an online newsletter, will introduce the services and resources available at the Health Sciences Library System to the students and faculty of the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Health Sciences.

Ask your School’s Liaison Librarian

Do you have a question regarding how to search a specific database? Feeling overwhelmed and not sure where to begin researching a topic of interest? Ask for help from your school’s liaison librarian, contact information below.

PITTCat: Your Finding Aid for Books, Journals, Audiovisuals, and Other Library Resources

Are you looking for a specific book or DVD? Do you have a citation to an article and want to obtain the full-text? Make PITTCat your first stop. PITTCat is the online card catalog for the Health Sciences Library System (HSLS) and other University of Pittsburgh libraries. PITTCat contains information on electronic or print books, journals, audiovisual aids, and other items held in all University of Pittsburgh libraries.

HSLS Homepage Highlights

The HSLS homepage provides access to library resources, journals, and answers to commonly asked questions. The main features of the site are detailed below.


Director’s Reflections . . . Welcome!

EpsteinThe staff at HSLS is pleased to welcome new and returning faculty and students. Though we’ve hardly been napping all summer, it’s fun to get back into the faster pace that fall term brings. HSLS librarians spent the summer orienting new UPMC residents, working with students from the Pennsylvania Governor’s School for Health Care, planning orientations and workshops for the fall, adding new resources, and expanding access to old favorites such as Up To Date.

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