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Working in Pittsburgh: Home

Learn about the worklife of people in Pittsburgh during its industrial heyday through works of literature and history

All of these resources can be accessed from off-campus, but you will need to enter your Multipass username and password when you click on a link below.

How do you find full text?

A great resource for author biographies is the Literature Resource Center database. It includes content from many reference works including Contemporary Authors and Dictionary of Literary Biography.

Welcome to this research guide designed to help Gumberg Library users learn what it was like to live and work in Pittsburgh and the surrounding area during the heyday of industry. It highlights important literary works depicting the lives of workers and their families, as well as points researchers to non-fiction books and databases for magazine and journal articles on the the historical realities of the topic. We hope you will find this guide useful and enlightening.