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Public Health

Using Falk Library

Falk Library is the main library for HSLS.  The following information will help get you started at Falk:

For more information about using HSLS resources in the library or online, see the HSLS home page.

Access Full Text Articles & Ebooks

The video provides a demonstration of the "discovery system" used by the Pitt library systems. It is designed to find book chapters, books, and articles available through the library systems. It can be overwhelming, but by searching a careful selection of terms and making use of the filters in the left menu, you may find some hidden gems available to you online, for free. The video walks through many of the features.

Once you feel comfortable with your topic, consider moving to a subject specific database, such as PubMed or APA PsycInfo.

The video above describes how to use the Pitt Library Systems discovery tool to find research articles, books, and book chapters. Use the HSLS link above, then enter your search terms in the text box. You can select online only, type of item (article, book, book chapter, etc.) at the next screen.

University Library System (ULS)

ULS collections cover a range of topics related to public health.  They are open to all Pitt students.

Using Library Resources Off-Campus

To access HSLS library resources from off-campus, follow these steps:

  1. From the HSLS home page navigate to the e-resource (database, journal, online book) you want to access.
  2. Click on the link to the e-resource.
  3. The Pitt Passport pop up box will appear when needed.
  4. Enter you Pitt Computer Account username and password.
  5. The e-resource is now ready to be used.

For remote access to work correctly, your Web browser must be set to accept cookies. You must also have a current Pitt computer account. For help with your computer account, call 412-624-4357 (available 24/7) or e-mail the CSSD Help Desk