PhD Dissertations and Master's Theses offer in-depth research on a wide array of topics. To find dissertations and theses written by Portland State University students, search Vikat, the PSU Library Catalog, and follow these steps:
(1) Select Advanced Keyword Search
(2) Leave the default, Any Field selected and enter a broad topic (eg: Physics) in the search box
(3) Using the "Limit to" drop-down list, select PSU Theses & Dissertations
The following resource, Dissertations and Masters Theses, allows you to search for dissertations and theses published outside of the University.
If the article you have found in a database doesn't have the full-text right there, click on the button to see if the article is available in full-text in another database. If we do have it, it will take you to a page that shows you where it's available (if you see a Download Article link, you can click to access the electronic copy).
If you have the citation for a specific article, here is how you can figure out if PSU has the article and (if we do) get to it in full-text:
If we don't have a journal article you need for your research in our collection, we can get it for you! Just request it through interlibrary loan. Please note: it can take up to a week or more to secure an article from another library.